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Mellow Campfire Mix: Volume One, Family and Friends

 Some suggested tunes for your next campfire: “If I Were a Carpenter” Johnny Cash “Let Me Touch You for Awhile” Alison Krauss & Union Station “Look Down That Lonesome Road” Among the Oak and Ash “I and Love and You” The Avett Brothers “The Shining” Badly Drawn Boy “Judy and the Dream of Horses” Belle and Sebastian “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right” Bob Dylan “For Emma” Bon Iver “First Day of My Life” Bright Eyes... Read More
16 May
A Brief History of Locomotion: Mini Kicks Kick Butt

A Brief History of Locomotion: Mini Kicks Kick Butt

There is just no substitute for the entertainment and satisfaction of riding around on a good set of wheels. Although our boys have not yet reached the two-wheeler stage, various ride-ons have been crucial to campsite happiness. We have never taken a trip without bringing along the cycles du jour. We have had varying levels of success with each one, however they all satisfy one enormously important criterion: Never buy a ride-on toy that requires an adult to push it. Never. Ever. Ever. We are good parents. But everyone has their limits. The... Read More
15 May
Why We Love Campgrounds and Hate Hotels (A Manifesto by Jeremy)

Why We Love Campgrounds and Hate Hotels (A Manifesto by Jeremy)

Picture this: you have been waiting for weeks to get away with your family and have booked a nice hotel room in an exciting location.  You leave work early on Friday and drive for 2 hours and arrive just in time for a fast-food dinner near the hotel (bedtime is rapidly approaching!).  The town is charming and the spring air is warm and invigorating.  You would love to walk around and soak it all in, BUT… the kids are getting tired and cranky and it’s time to check in at the hotel and lug all 32 bags up to your room.  You and your... Read More

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