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Summer Camp for Grown-Ups

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October 28, 2015

My life has a couple threads running through it:    I am a camper. I am an event planner. I’ve spent my life camping; first as a kid with my family, then with groups of friends, then with my own family. I went on to go camping with my girlfriends, with my couple friends, with… Read More ›

The Stars Aligned

The message read, “Triple D (A walk in the park) or Astrid & Israh. Pizza & beer on me! Gail from California. We are in loop E, space 55. Meet us tonight (Tuesday) at Annie’s Creek Restaurant at 7:30 p.m.” I posted the note Monday on the bulletin board outside the camp store at Crater… Read More ›

I let my kids drink from a dog bowl

I can say with certainty that after 18 years of summer vacationing in Lake Tahoe, my children’s favorite activity was visiting the Naughty Dawg Saloon & Grill and drinking out of the dog bowl. Not a cup or mug, but a real plastic dog bowl. Don’t get me wrong, they were not lapping the drink… Read More ›

The shoe and the thimble

I haven’t played a game of Monopoly in quite some time and was amazed at my surprise reaction to Hasbro’s “Save Your Token” campaign they kicked off today. After 80 years, they are retiring the racecar, iron, Scottie dog, wheelbarrow, shoe, top hat, thimble or battleship. The piece with the least amount of votes will… Read More ›

Where the forest ends

After a two hour drive to the mountains and setting up camp, I always take a walk around checking out my neighbor’s tents and trailers, finding the trailhead for one of the many hikes I’ll be taking, and of course, locating the restroom. One of Kim’s requirements of camping is that we always get a… Read More ›

Coming Soon: Happy Camper Project

In 1993 my friend Kim (mom to two-year old James) and I (mom to two-year old Haily and one on the way – to be named Hannah) decided to set up a tradition with our kids. The idea was to take a week every summer to go camping at the Sugarpine State Park in Lake… Read More ›

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p.s. I write, not to be read, but for the pleasure of writing.

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