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Month: October 2012

Best Kept Secret in Camping: Maricopa County Parks & BOGO

October 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Best Kept Secret in Camping: Maricopa County Parks & BOGO

One of the best kept secrets in the World of RVing is campgrounds located in county parks! But where are they, and how do you find them? A delightful end to another day in paradise at Usery Mountain Regional Park. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Sometimes they’re located in Woodall’s and Trailer Life Campground Directory. Often times they’re not. County parks are often relatively small and off the beaten path. But if you’re looking for a quiet place to relax, do some bird watching, hike a near-by trail, or do some great sightseeing, it might be well worth seeking out some of these neat spots. A county park system worth checking out is Maricopa County Regional Parks in Arizona. The parks circle the Phoenix metropolitan area and all are within a 45-minute drive from central Phoenix. And unlike Arizona State Parks, no Maricopa County park has been closed or has suffered cutback in services. With 10 regional parks totaling more than 120,000 acres, Maricopa County Regional Parks... [Read more...]

Resort to a New Lifestyle at Bay Bayou RV Resort – Tampa, FL

October 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Resort to a New Lifestyle at Bay Bayou RV Resort – Tampa, FL

Are you ready for a change of lifestyle and scenery? Consider making the Tampa Bay, Florida area your new home. Leave the blustery, winter weather in the North for year round outdoor activities. Enjoy our natural surroundings on Double Branch Creek where you can experience lush tropical landscaping, temperate climate, exciting area attractions and exceptional dining. Our secure, gated community is rated five out of five W’s by Woodall’s for our facilities and recreation! Bay Bayou RV resort is the perfect location for Florida living at its finest. Bay Bayou is Tampa Bay’s premier RV Resort located among beautiful, natural surroundings on Double Branch Creek near all of Tampa’s top attractions. The resort offers 274 over sized sites with waterfront, wooded and shaded locations available. Each site is equipped with full hookups, a concrete patio, picnic table, cable TV and high-speed Wi-Fi. Our deluxe amenities include a large heated pool, spacious clubhouse featuring a big screen... [Read more...]

Cajun Girlfriends’ Getaway

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cajun Girlfriends’ Getaway

So, you come home from work and call up an old friend. After twirling your store bought “boxed” spaghetti on your fork and watching it fall off in a limp splat on your plate for the fourth time, you realize that you (A. need a vacation B. need better food C. would like to bring your old friend with you!) Has this ever happened to you? Think of a place where you can take a stroll downtown and run across some interesting shops from trendy jeans to antiques and knickknacks. That place is closer than you think. In downtown Lake Charles, Louisiana and several blocks over in the cottage shop district, delightful stores exist where you and your gal pals can find unique items including Louisiana food products. Also downtown, there is a variety of food to pique the interest of most palates, and Cajun restaurants are found throughout Southwest Louisiana. When you are here, you can also find Cajun recipes and cookbooks that you can take with you and try in your kitchen back home. Yummm! For nightlife,... [Read more...]

Find it, Make It

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Find it, Make It

Find it, Make it – Outdoor Green Crafts for Children Written by Clare Young Published at Cico Books About the book Keep kids entertained with Clare Youngs’ brilliant collection of toys, jewellery, gifts and more that have been designed with the environment in mind. Every project incorporates some kind of recycled material, whether using a plastic bag as the sail for your orange peel ships or creating pretty fairies out of dried flowers. Wherever you are, there will be a project to make that includes the materials close to hand. If you fancy a day at the beach, make sure you gather a few shells for the shell mice, or pick up leaves and twigs on a walk in the forest to use on the leaf mobile. Even the back garden is home to materials that can be turned into a whole host of playtime essentials. Budding artists will love the ideas for natural dyes, bark rubbings and handmade paper, while junior gardeners won’t be able to resist the cress heads that you can decorate with fun faces.... [Read more...]

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