Frosty Morning View

Frosty Morning View
Fall Camping-Eagle Lake, California

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh, the wheels on the bus.......

 The wheels on the bus go round and round.......
Is it stuck in your head now??

Why is it, most kids songs end up being repetitious?

Then you get the blasted tune stuck in your head and it's down hill from there.

You'll be shopping the produce aisle, belting out "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly........"

or wandering down a Wal-Mart craft aisle singing under your breath........."On top of Spaghetti....."

Not that I'VE  personally done any of these.....

Do you know any  kids campfire songs that will get stuck up in the gray matter??

Maybe just keep going around and around and around...............

Teardrop Trailers.......

I'm sure you've seen these light camping trailers being towed down the road.

They might be tiny, but they are very impressionable.

Basically, you've got room for sleeping and some storage area.

Some of the teardrop trailers also have an area in the back for cooking........

Teardrop trailers first became popular  in the 1930s, when magazines such as Mechanics Illustrated published plans. 

The first teardrops were designed around the idea of using standard 4 by 8-foot sheets of plywood with hardwood spars. 

Teardrop trailers remained popular until the mid 1960s after which they disappeared from mainstream camping.

However, in the late 1990s, plans became available on the internet and in recent years teardrop trailers have made a resurgence and are again growing in popularity.(Wikipedia)

I'm just trying to picture myself and all I feel is "necessary" when camping stuffed into this little trailer.

I think I would need another trailer for all my stuff!!!

Just think, when you see one of these rolling down the highways, it's almost like looking at a piece of history.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Toasty,tasty Granola!!!

I started making my own granola cereal about a year or so ago.

Found the recipe on line (the internet is so handy for stuff like that). 

The granola jar was totally empty and hubby was making noises about no granola for his breakfast.........

So, took a few minutes yesterday to make some.

Oats, peanut butter, honey.................

dried cranberries,sliced almonds and some pumpkin seeds.........


I've even added this recipe to my food ideas for camping. It's so handy, just throw in a baggie for some trail mix to take on a hike or bike ride.

Wireless on The Go!!

This past June, hubby and I bought ourselves a laptop and signed up for Mobile wifi Verizon.

Well, it's actually called a MiFi, but not everyone knows what that is. If I say WiFi, then they seem to know what I'm talking about.

We've taken our laptop and Verizon MiFi to the coast on vacation, Antelope hunting and visiting folks back home. As long as we get cell phone reception, we will also be able to long onto the internet.

Which, in means of keeping up with our blog posts is -HUGE!!!

We also can stay in touch with the kids via Facebook or Skype.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Are you a TRUCK Person?

I'm curious........

How many gals out there would rather drive a pick up truck than a car?

I grew up driving trucks. The first one was an old International crew cab my dad called the "Crummy". I'm not even sure how old it was.

What I do remember is when you put it in 4 w.d. low, that rig would crawl over anything in it's path!!!

So, it went from there.

Than hubby and I got married and he brought to the marriage a pretty little short bed Ford 4 w.d. I've been driving a truck ever since.

Right now we have a Dodge Ram that's 15 years old with 200,000 miles on it. Yea, it's getting old and we keep asking ourselves"when to buy a new truck"?

I've thought about getting a small economy car, but I know I would miss driving my truck. When I have to drive into Reno, I feel so much safer sitting in my Dodge Ram than I would in some small economy car.

So, what's your preference?

Would you rather drive a small economy car or a truck?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Yurts, Yurts, Yurts!!!

Sounds like a foreign language!

What the heck is an Yurt?

If you have more than one Yurt, do you than have a herd of Yurts??

Actually, a Yurt is a tent crossed with a cabin, sorta. If you spend any time at State Parks in Oregon, you will see an Yurt.

On our latest camping trip, we stayed at two Oregon State Parks and each park had about 6 Yurt campsites.

And, each Yurt was in use.

These little structures are quickly becoming popular with the camping crowd.

All you need is your camping gear, no tent-no R.V.!!! I think I'll still keep our pretty little Arctic Fox. All the comfies of home!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!!!

Cooking in my pretty little Arctic Fox!!!

I believe that with age, surely must come a little wisdom.  Right?? Maybe??

I think I might be getting to that point. I had prepped most of the meals "before" hubby and I took off on our road trip last week.

Now we have time to stop and smell the flowers

 Some roasted chicken, a Burgundy Beef Stew and a roasted pork loin. All cooked, wrapped up and frozen.

When it came time to fix dinner, didn't take much to whip up some simple camping meals.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sand and surf

Jerry and I spent part of a week  in Lincoln City doing some Oregon coast camping.

We got there Sunday night and spent 4 nights there.

After the wicked heat we've been having in Nevada, the cool days on the coast was welcomed with open arms.

The beach was just a short walk away from our little Arctic Fox.

Spent some time down on the beach, walking and looking for some pretty stones to bring home.

Managed to get some sand between our toes also.!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Road trip to the Coast

All hooked up and ready to roll

Valley of the Rogue River State Park

Just a quick few words. Jerry and I loaded up our little Arctic Fox and hit the road.

We left Fernley headed up to Lincoln City, Oregon. Looking for a some nice places to camp in Oregon.

We did not want to spend umpteen hours on the road, so we just planned on finding some nice shady and COOL campground to spend the night in.

Boy, did we find one.

Valley of the Rogue River State Park. Nice and cool, shady with wild blackberries growing along the walk.......yummm!!!!

Talk to you all soon