Camping Etiquette

Camping Etiquette Seems Like Common Sense …but some folks (you know who) need to be reminded Every year is a new generation of campers, and sometimes it’s important to share common courtesy and camping etiquette. Sure there’s always rule breakers, but they’re not reading this article, so let’s just focus on us, and educating the

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Smokey Bear

69-year-old icon Smokey Bear gets a makeover A new campaign involving the furry forester rewards responsible campers with a bear hug, targeting 18 to 34 year old’s through mobile apps and social media. If you are in need of a hug, look no further than your nearest national park. A new campaign for America’s wildfire-fighting

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DIY: Mosquito Repellent

Homemade Mosquito Repellent Ingredients * 2 cups of rubbing alcohol * 4 ounces of whole cloves or 2 ounces of citronella pure essential oil * 1 cup of baby oil or almond, chamomile, lavender, etc. Instructions Place cloves/oil into the alcohol, and allow 4 days to marinate. Store in glass container or Mason jar with

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Snake Bites

Do you know what to do, if you get bit by a snake? Like most folks, we bet you think you suck out the venom and spit…so did we!  This could cause more harm than good, including spreading an infection. Did you know envenomation is generally caused by Crotalids (e.g., pit vipers: copperheads, rattlesnakes and

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DIY: “Fireflies in a Jar” = Night Lantern

Easy breezy and no harm to the Fireflies!

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Patriotic Holiday’s

Every day and patriotism go hand-in-hand in the Unites States of America.  We love our country, and pride ourselves in the spirit of American heritage. We were raised and instilled with patriotic values, and teach our children respect for our nation, veterans and the flag.  There’s not a patriotic holiday that goes without being honored

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National Park Service Offers Free Entry

A lot of time and effort can go into planning an RV or camping trip. You must decide where you want to go, what to do when you get there, what to eat, and how much it will cost. Wouldn’t it be nice if it didn’t cost so much? After food, fuel, and gear, you

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Summer Solstice 2013

If you’re in the U.K., be sure to go to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice… English Heritage  provide Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the summer solstice each year. There will be casual entertainment from drummers, samba bands and the like but no amplified music is allowed. When you visit Stonehenge for the solstice, please remember it

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We All Scream For Ice Cream…

Ah, Summertime! 

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Sweet Tea Lemonade

  Ingredients 3 cups sugar 1 lemon, sliced 4 large sprigs mint 8 black tea bags 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 4 large lemons) Preparation 1. Mix sugar and 3 cups water in a pan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Turn off heat; stir in lemon

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What’s your favorite camping activity?

Our favorite activity has to be the campfires!  What goes best with a campfire?  We enjoy chatting with family and friends, smokey food, corny songs and making memories! Tell us yours below…Gotta go find more fire wood!

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Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake

A show-stopper cake for your patriotic summer celebration! Courtesy of Betty Crocker

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DIY: Make Your Own Tree Swing

Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess 1. Supplies needed: 1 - 2x4x8 piece of wood for the seat, 1 - 1x2x8 piece of wood for the top, rope long enough to hang from your branch and strong enough to support adult weight (just in case). I suggest at least 40 ft. Wood glue, 2 – clamps (or substitute heavy objects),

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Summer by the Lake

Summer childhood memories by the lake.  What are yours?

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Exploring Ideas For Mom

Sweet photo of little girls exploring and finding goodies for Mom on Mother’s Day!

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What do we do?

TORIng America is what we do best!  Where do your travels take you? Let us know below….Keeping our eyes out for the next adventure!

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Author: Erin @ The Speckled Palate Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  40 mins A sweet homemade treat, perfect for a spring afternoon. Makes 9 large peanut butter cups.

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Crockpot (Slow Cooker) Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Crockpot (Slow Cooker) Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes Ingredients 3 Pounds of Lean Ground Beef (I Highly Suggest a 93/7% Split or Better) 4 Large Eggs 1 Cup of Milk 1 1/4th Cup of Italian-Seasoned Breadcrumbs 2

Sour Cream Pancakes

Sour Cream Pancakes

Fluffy and rich, these pancakes are my new-found favorite traditional buttermilk recipe. 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk ¼ cup sour cream 2 eggs

Skinny Pineapple Smoothie

Skinny Pineapple Smoothie

A sweet and tangy pineapple smoothie this is secretly healthy! No added sugar AND there is a dairy-free option! Ingredients 1 cup frozen pineapple ½ medium banana ½ cup crushed ice ½ cup vanilla yogurt (or Greek vanilla yogurt) 1½ cups fat free

Grilled Ham and Cheese Pull-Apart Sandwich Loaf

Grilled Ham and Cheese Pull-Apart Sandwich Loaf

Get ready for everyone wanting seconds of this ooey gooey sandwich. Easily assembles within minutes, and is ready to be toasted on the grill or an open campfire…and no fuss clean-up! Ingredients 1 loaf Italian bread (10 to 12 inches) 3 tablespoons

Good-For-You Chocolate Pound Cake

Good-For-You Chocolate Pound Cake

Ingredients 1 package (18.25 ounces) plain devil’s food cake mix (I prefer the chocolate fudge) 1 cup water 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup Egg Beaters Shiny Chocolate Glaze 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons margarine or butter 5

Beijing Beef

Beijing Beef

Tender crispy beef tossed with bell peppers and onions in a sweet and tangy sauce! On the table in 30 minutes! Ingredients 1 lb beef/flank steak, thinly sliced 2 eggs, whisked ½ cup corn starch ½ each red and green

Healthy Fruit and Yogurt Cones

Healthy Fruit and Yogurt Cones

Ingredients 2 oz Yoplait Light Very vanilla yogurt 2 Tbsp fresh blueberries 2 Tbsp strawberries, diced 1 cone Keebler Cones Ice Cream Waffle Cone Directions Wash, and slice strawberries Wash blueberries In waffle cone, add a spoon full of vanilla

August, 2014

August Winner! Congratulations goes to Tess Jackson! She is our August winner in the sheep counting contest!! Thanks to our friends at Publix Grocery Stores, Ms. Tess will enjoy a gift card to use at any Publix location!  Publix generously donated a gift card for$25! Our

Merlot Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

Merlot Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

If you prefer, you could easily alter this recipe to a non-alcoholic version by substituting cranberry juice cocktail for the wine. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups whole milk 3/4 cup half-and-half 1 cup sugar, divided 3 large egg yolks 2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb 1/3 cup fruity

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

These Patriotic red, white, and blue Popsicles are healthy and delicious. Made with pure fruit and healthy yogurt, this tempting treat is the perfect way to say good-bye to summer! What you’ll need 1 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons honey 1 pint blueberries