Now is the perfect time to get ready for Spring Camping Season! We’re all looking forward to some sun and outdoor fun, so here are a few ideas we came up with to get your family excited for your first (or next) camping trip in 2011!
Camper’s Check List:
This is something easy and fun to do with kids of all ages! Using a sheet of paper, list all the items you will need for your trip, leaving a space next to each item to be checked off when it’s loaded onto your RV. Use one list for the whole family, or have each person make their own list of what’s important to them so nothing is left behind. Having the lists is a big help, plus a little teamwork always comes in handy to make sure you have everything for everyone!
Another thing you can do before heading out on your next trip is to grab an atlas, computer or book where you can look up information on the places you’re going to visit. Have your kids list all of the things they are interested in doing and seeing, and try to learn a little about the area you are headed to!
Bring A Journal:
A great way to document your trip is to bring a journal for each person, or use one for the whole family. Fill it with sayings from the trip, new or different things learned, photos or pictures drawn, memories of the adventure, and anything else you come across. You’ll find that a journal will be a great conversation piece full of great memories of your time together that you can enjoy for years to come!
A treat for the road or home!
With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to share this recipe.
Irish Potatoes Made Easy!
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 16-oz box of powdered sugar
- 2½ cups coconut
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- Place butter, cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating after each addition. Continue beating until mixture forms a stiff ball.
- Stir in coconut.
- Roll the mixture to form small potato shapes.
- Roll “potatoes” in cinnamon to cover.
- Refrigerate until firm, about an hour.
- After chilling, roll each ball again in the cinnamon and serve.
Hope you enjoy them!
Until next time… Happy RVing!