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First Campout of the Season

Well the 3rd weekend in April we ventured out for the first time this season…let’s just say winter wasn’t gone yet  😑.

So a bunch of us decided we would go camping for the Easter long weekend. To get spots close together we went out Wednesday night. For the first trip we always camp close to home incase we forget anything.

We did watch the weather but didn’t think it was going to be that bad. Well it snowed probably 4 inches. That was a lot of snow. It’s a good thing we had winter gear in the trailer. We’re not the type of people to stay in our trailers so we put a tarp over the fire to cover us from the snow and made the best of it.

We all gathered around the fire everyday to cook, warm up and dry wet clothing. We definitely burnt a lot of wood!

We had a tripod made for us so it was both entertaining, useful and a conversation piece. We made all of our meals on it as well as dried wet clothing!

Our son got bored and decided he wanted to go sledding…we didn’t have a sled or a hill so we compromised. We tied a rope to my wrangler and used a Tupperware lid as the sled.  Both Justin and Kaitlyn had a blast!  😊

So because we were returning  the next Wednesday and the roads are very slushy and muddy we decided to stay the week. We were both going to work from the campground…it’s very handy.

We really don’t want to camp in the snow and 2° weather anymore so smarten up mother nature!!!

Well…… since this weekend we have been out camping 3 more times the weather has been better but not the best. May long weekend is coming up so we’re heading out to camp at the flying field with our friends and family. We’re told there’s still a lot of standing water so to bring our bug spray and rubber boots.

Hopefully we can get some outdoor game time. What games do you play when you’re camping? Email me some ideas! lifestylepriorities@gmail.com 

It’s Camping Season!

Time to get the trailer ready!

As we haul all of our camping stuff up from the basement it’s getting more exciting! While looking after 2 homes in the summer, spending more money and of course drinking that extra beer/wine I’m so excited to spend more time with the people we love and be outdoors! 🙂

It is a lot of work but it’s totally worth it!

While my husband concentrates on getting things like:

  • Batteries
  • Inverter
  • Solar panels
  • De Winterizing
  • Cleaning the outside of the trailer
  • loading all the bins, chairs, tables, etc.
  • Oh and helping friends do the same thing 🙂 It’s really a big family affair.

I am busy loading:

  • Linens
  • Making beds
  • Cleaning every cupboard and drawer
  • Cooking supplies
  • Food (wait till it’s not freezing outside anymore)
  • Clothing

Here’s a quick checklist to go by when getting your trailer ready for the road.

I also print out lists every time just so I don’t forget anything. These are the most ultimate checklists from RV Goddess that I’ve found so far!

We start camping at local campgrounds. It’s a good idea because if you forgot something important you can just run home to grab it. While we do start camping early April it tends to be a bit chilly day and night. During the day we play outdoor games, go for walks and maybe have a fire. During the night we will have a fire, sometimes go for another walk, have some drinks and maybe play an indoor game or watch a movie and visit. This trip is basically just to get out of the house, get the wrinkles out in the trailer and get together with friends for the season kickoff.

We tend to do most of our cooking outside (prep and all) when the weather is nice but there are times when the weather is cold (like April) that we’ll prep inside but still cook outside.

Let me know how your first trip out went!

Happy Camping