Thursday, November 4, 2010

Camping with a Burn Ban.....

Me and Kent went on a camp trip this past week-end with some good friends to Maumelle Park.  We were very disappointed that we couldn't have a camp fire--we've been on a burn ban here for a few weeks.  Camping in the fall w/ no fire= one very cold momma.  We had fun, enjoyed the campground during the day and once the sun went down we enjoyed watching a movie in the camper and playing games.  We slept late and ate really good.  Food always taste so much bettter cooked outside..... A very relaxing week-end (guess you can tell--we were kid free)  :)  On the way to Wal-mart Sat to get stuff to make some spice tea (even hit a yard sale)....  Kent got a good laugh at that one....  But man did I score....  Good stuff for the camp week-end (Pictures to follow)


Here's our 2nd home--especially in the Summer.  We spend most of our summer camped at the lake....


SPICE TEA-- To keep us warm.....

1 jar unsweetened Lipton Tea (I use decaf)
1 Container Tang
1 Container Lemonaid
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 tbs Cinnamon

First time to make it and loved it! 

So, This is part of my SCORE.....
Story goes.. While at Wal-mart getting Spice Tea ingredients--thought about getting a coffee maker for the camper so we could have hot water for hot tea/hot chocolate without having to heat it up one cup at time.....    But decided I didn't want to spend the xtra cash--so I passed....  On my way back to camp.... Seen a Sale and of course I had to stop....  Coffee Maker in the Box $5.  Vintage Thermos $2 .... What are the chances?? SCORE!!

At the same Sale..  I got this game to keep in the camper..  Good for rainy days or cold nights without a campfire... :)  Perfect Condition--game was actually from like the 80's.  $3  We had so much fun playing it and Phase 10 in the evenings.

So, This was a deal in a sense...  We've been eyeing this grill at Kroger's for a couple of years.  We usually stick with Gas at home and save Charcoal for camping.  But, there's just something about Charcoal--makes the flavor so much better for ribs and burgers...  We stopped at the Kroger's by the Campground to get some Charcoal and seen that they were marked down.  The grates were a little rusty from being in the weather and there wer some loose screws--left over from the summer--so my husband decides we should ask the manager if he'll give us a deal on one??  (He's learning... Lol) and the Deal was Done ... Mgr sold it to us for fifty buckaroos!  We were so excited!  I even snagged some bags of  hardwood that were on clearance to go with it....

All in all it was a great week-end...  and I look forward to many more......

6 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Score! You have to love garage sales and mark downs! I love the vintage thermos also!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations on winning the mitten gift. Also, welcome to blogland. You will find this such a fun community. Love your camper and sounds like a great weekend. Great buys also on the coffee maker and the grill. Hugs, Marty

~~Carol~~ said...

Congrats on winning Linda's giveaway! I like your camper, because my husband and I hope to get one of those when he retires, and travel the country. And welcome to blogland!
Happy Monday!
Carol

Donnie said...

Sounds like they never knew what hit them at the yard sales. Good job. We RV'd full time for about 7 years before we bought the park model in the retirement park here in Florida. We go back home for the summers in western N. I'm enjoying visiting with you and your family. Nice blog.

BECKY said...

Hi Kelly! I'm a follower of both Linda and Marty and just read that you won Linda's fabulous give-away! Welcome to the wonderful world of (women)bloggers! We are all like best friends! Stop by my blog sometime, too....because guess what? I'm having a give-away, too!! Congrats and Welcome!

Ann in the UP said...

Aren't you a lucky duck to find just what you needed at the garage sale? I'm so envious.

I don't garage sale anymore since I already have twice as much stuff as anyone would ever need, but I always cheer when others find great stuff!

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