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11 Oct
Walpack Inn: The Perfect Gimmick for a Dinner Out with the Boys

Walpack Inn: The Perfect Gimmick for a Dinner Out with the Boys

Unless you want to spend the first 8 years of your child’s life eating at Chuck E. Cheese, you had better learn the ropes for sizing up a real restaurant and determining whether it is a good fit for your particular brand of kid-crazy. The question you want to ask your spouse is, “Can we eat here and not hate each other and our children by the end of the meal?” Also consider, “Will we even get to taste our food, or will we feel as if we might as well have used our dollar bills for kindling in tonight’s... Read More
12 Aug
Where I Part Ways with the New York Times…

Where I Part Ways with the New York Times…

NYT Camp Cooking Stephanie’s Camp Cooking This article on camp cooking was published in the Times just days before we left for our Maine trip: On the Road Again, and Cooking, Too. I will admit that the smaller part of me was either chuckling or rolling my eyes the entire time I read it. This article is definitely not for those who have little tykes running around while they are preparing camp food. And that’s okay. Not all articles have to be. But kids or no kids, you cannot call a recipe simple if the first step is shelling fava... Read More
12 Aug
We looked at the swim and we jumped right in…(part two)

We looked at the swim and we jumped right in…(part two)

Lincolnville, Maine While we were camping at Camden Hills State Park I read an article in the Bangor Daily News about a blog called swimmaine.com.  This useful new blog is dedicated to recommending and documenting great swims in the great state of Maine.  It motivated me to get some more swim in during our New England expedition.  Luckily, towards the end of our trip one of our co-campers discovered a great little beach for swimming about 5 miles north of the park on U.S. Route 1. Our group decided to head to Lincolnville Beach for our last... Read More

Grownups’ Night Out: The Pearl in Rockland, Maine

Here are a few of the choice comments that I receive on a near-daily basis about having twins:1. God Bless You! 2. Better you than me! 3. My, don’t you have your hands full! 4. I don’t know how you do it!I think this kind of constant reaction from people has sort of deep down convinced me that my children really are too much of a handful for the average babysitter. Not that many people have ever offered to watch my children just for the hay of it, but when they do, you sort of think, “Are you serious? Do you know what you... Read More
28 Jul
Know When to Hold ‘Em. Know When to Fold ‘Em.

Know When to Hold ‘Em. Know When to Fold ‘Em.

Brattleboro, Vermont It is true that one must plan things well when one is traveling with young ones. There is nothing that turns me into a Debbie Downer faster than hungry toddlers and no food options in sight. Their blood sugar can plummet faster than dotcom stocks at the turn of the century. When the boys start whining for food, my jaw starts to tighten and my sentences get shorter and shorter while my husband makes ill-advised comments about the sort of experiences that will turn our boys into men. In order to avoid this sort of scenario,... Read More

Every Camper Needs a Cooler, EBags Crew Cooler

Now that picnic season is in full swing it’s time to ditch that clunky old red plastic cooler for something a bit more sleek.  If you are just packing lunch for your family of four or five I recommend the eBags Crew Cooler III. According to the eBags website the cooler was, “designed specifically for the unique needs of Flight Attendants and Pilots.”  Now, besides eating a tasty  lunch,  I have no idea what “unique needs” the average flight attendant or pilot may have, but I know that this cooler fits the... Read More

A New Camp Chow Staple: Pasta Salad that Actually Tastes Good!

    In my effort to expand my arsenal of good meals that require no time in front of the camp stove, I decided to try a pasta salad this last weekend. I figured this would make a great Friday night dinner, and also a good side for our packed lunch the next day.    The only problem? I have no pasta salad recipe of which I am particularly fond and most pasta salads I have had in the past taste like rubber covered with Italian dressing.I came up with this recipe using just what I had in the refrigerator and pantry and my new obsession with... Read More

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