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Camping in a Honda Element

I realize I have written quite a bit about our road trip out west, but I think this topic definitely deserves its own post.  For 8 nights, our Honda Element (who we lovingly call Elsafie or “Ellie” for short) was our shelter and our bed.  Elements are pretty versatile vehicles.  They are great for everyday […]

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Camping in the Rain

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”  -Dave Barry Weather can be so unpredictable sometimes.  There may just be a small chance of rain in the forecast and that “chance” could be right over your campground.  For those of you who […]

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Reflectix Window Inserts for Camping in your Vehicle

In a recent blog post, I commented that we slept in our car thoughout an 11 day road trip.  It certainly wasn’t a five-star hotel, but we did save a lot of money by doing this.  After deciding to camp in our vehicle, the next thing we had to decide was how to cover up the […]

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Laura Lake Campground – Wisconsin

Nestled along the east boarder of the Nicolet National Forest lies a wonderful spot to camp called Laura Lake Campground.  It was the second of two campgrounds that we stayed at during our 10 day camping trip last year.  We wanted to visit this campground specifically because it was one of the highest recommended places […]

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Potawatomi State Park – Wisconsin

Potawatomi State Park was the first stop on our 10 day camping trip in Northeastern Wisconsin.  Neither of us had been to Door County before and we had heard so many good things about it.  There are actually five state parks in Door County, four of which allow camping.  We decided on this one because […]

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The 10 Day Camping Trip 2010

We just recently got back from a 10 day trip to Northeastern Wisconsin.  We had been wanting to do this trip for quite some time.  In 2006, Mary and I took our first 10 day camping trip to North Central Wisconsin.  We had such a good time that we wanted to do it again.  It […]

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Perrot State Park – Wisconsin

A couple of weeks ago was our last camping trip of the year.  Yes, I realize we could still go camping in November or December, but I’m out of vacation time and the holidays are fast approaching.  Not to mention the cold Wisconsin weather!  And speaking of the cold weather, I will be doing a […]

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Pikes Peak State Park – Iowa

While we were spending time in Southwestern Wisconsin, we also took some time to explore a little bit of Iowa on the other side of the Mississippi.  Although we only spent an afternoon there, it didn’t take us very long to see why it would be worth spending more time in the area. Park Activities […]

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Getting Ready to “Get Out and Go Camping”

Mary and I are currently getting ready for a four day camping trip this weekend.  As we started preparing for this trip, I began thinking about all the things we needed to get ready.  I have read that some people with kids take about two to three days to prepare for a campout.  I can […]

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Wyalusing State Park – Wisconsin

Every year my wife and I attend a family reunion at Wyalusing State Park.  This last week was the third year we’ve gone.  It’s a great opportunity to spend time with family, play games, and relax.  In years past we’ve tried to see more of the park while we were there, but we usually ran out […]

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