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13 Jul
Most Improved in Cutting: The Campers Create ‘Art’

Most Improved in Cutting: The Campers Create ‘Art’

When the campers’ got their first report cards from preschool last year, their teacher noted that the fine arts was not necessarily their area of expertise. Although Jeremy huffed and puffed, this feedback came as no surprise to me since most artistic ventures in the home lasted about 7 to 9 minutes and ended with me scrubbing something out of a carpet or off of a wall. Well, preschool worked its magic, and the boys are now capable and willing to sit for long periods of time and create ‘masterpieces’. So for the first time... Read More
11 Jul
A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (and the fun that followed…)

A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (and the fun that followed…)

So traveling with kids is not all peaches and cream. We don’t want to sell our loyal readers a false bill of goods.  As you know, we have a blast with our lively little campers, but there are also moments when parenthood can almost drive you bonkers. We left for our sixteen day North Carolina extravaganza on Monday at about 3:00pm.  And just like last year we decided to break up the drive to the Cape Hatteras KOA by staying at Camp Wal-Mart in Onley, Virginia–which could easily be renamed “Lonely Virginia.”  Until our... Read More
29 May
Max and Theo’s Brief but Passionate History of Fishing

Max and Theo’s Brief but Passionate History of Fishing

Last year about this time, I posted about our desire to make fishing a regular part of the boys’ lives. Here is Theo a year ago at the West Chester KOA… Well, we actually made good on this one. We showed up in the Finger Lakes last summer with two fishing poles (courtesy of Ami, grandmother extraordinaire) and put them to good use. * * This year the boys were determined to go fishing on their very first camping trip of the year. At home they repeatedly reminded us to pack the fishing poles. Then, from the moment we arrived at the... Read More
28 May
During Nap Time (it’s the only time) Daddy Rows Alone…

During Nap Time (it’s the only time) Daddy Rows Alone…

We were all tuckered out after another great morning at Longwood Gardens.  Max and Theo had played for hours in their magical children’s garden and we had enjoyed a picnic lunch while watching a massive fountain show on their main lawn.  So when we pulled back into the Philadelphia/West Chester KOA it was definitely cozy RV nap time.  We got the twins settled in their rear bunks and then mommy and baby Wes started to doze off up front.  I was pretty tired myself and my eyelids were feeling very heavy… But then I suddenly realized... Read More
23 Apr
Inspiration for a Traveling Nation! Monmouth Museum

Inspiration for a Traveling Nation! Monmouth Museum

America Hits the Road: A Cultural History of the Road Trip Brought to you by the Monmouth Museum   The Lively Little Campers are long-time fans of the Monmouth Museum and particularly of their kid-centric and kid-terrific Wonder Wing.  The museum is located on the campus of Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft New Jersey, and it is easily accessible with plenty of free parking.  It just makes for a great morning or afternoon with the kids–particularly when the weather is bad.. Two winters ago we found ourselves spending so much time... Read More
27 Aug
We’ve Come a Long Way Babies: Buttermilk Falls State Park

We’ve Come a Long Way Babies: Buttermilk Falls State Park

Jeremy and I took the boys on their first road trip when they were 10 weeks old. The prospect of a 12 hour car trip down to North Carolina seemed daunting to us for sure. However, the idea of spending our summer sitting in the house changing diapers and wiping up baby puke got us in the car and on the road pretty quickly. We realized early into this parenting journey that babies are babies and toddlers are toddlers no matter where you take them. Whether we are hiking in the mountains or lounging on a beach, an outbreak of whining or fighting... Read More
23 Aug
Watkins Glen State Park: Next Stop on the Great Empire Pass Tour

Watkins Glen State Park: Next Stop on the Great Empire Pass Tour

Once we had purchased the Empire Pass at Keuka State Park, the rest of our Finger Lakes’ itinerary fell neatly into place.We headed off to Watkins Glen State Park in search of the boys’ much-beloved waterfalls. I had originally been angling to camp in the park, but the thought of dry camping after purchasing the new luxury camper sent my husband into fits of despair. If you are in the region, you absolutely MUST make a trip here. It was truly more beautiful than any of us had expected. * * * * Couple of tips… 1. Get there... Read More

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