Category: Camping

Review: July 2017 Cairn Box


She was a few months into a Cairn subscription box and couldn’t say enough fun things about it.

I’m a little excited


For the first decade of our marriage, my dear husband refused to agree to take our family camping. In fact, this conversation became a running joke between us: Me: Hey! You know what would be fun? Karl: Let me guess…CAMPING? Me: Yes! Karl: NO….

Even the memory releases tension


Exactly one week ago, I was sitting on the banks of the Sipsey River beneath a cloudless sky filled with stars so bright I didn’t need the aid of a flashlight. Silver undersides of dried Mountain Magnolia leaves reflected the moonlight, nature’s nightlights scattered…

For my mental health


I went camping again with my boy scout a couple of weekends ago. It may seem strange to many, but living outside, breathing fresh air for about 48 hours helps to refresh my mind and spirit. Karl once purchased a spa day for my…

Camping in Chattanooga


I spent the weekend at a small campground in Chattanooga, TN, with our scout troop. Here’s the view from my tent: Raccoon Mountain Campground offers several fun activities: swimming (if the season is right), caving, arcade, and go-karts. It used to offer batting cages,…

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