Before the “Artic Blast” that has swept the South this month, we had the opportunity to spend several days at the Stone Mountain Park Campground with our travel trailer. It was a bit of a staycation and a quick trip as it is about a 45 minute drive from our home – a jaunt that isn’t overwhelming and proves to be quite comfortable as we are highly familiar with the area and can get around quite easily. The Stone Mountain Park Campground (and the park for that matter) is located in Stone Mountain, GA, about 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 1.5 hours from Athens which is a great stopping point for those visiting in and around Georgia. If you haven’t been to Stone Mountain before, it’s a must-see for anyone with a remote interest in history and/or the outdoors.
Hm… RV Toilet Paper. Some may say it’s not so glamorous, is it?! (Ok… ok… most would say that!) However, it’s a necessary evil in the RVing world and we are here to tell you why!
I’ve read on multiple forums of these people that haven’t used RV toilet paper for 8 years and never had a problem. Well, what about the people that have?! When it comes to anything that may hinder my comfort, especially in the smells department in our travel trailer, I would rather be safe than sorry!
There are obvious gifts for RVers and not-so-obvious gifts for RVers. Not to fear! If you have been tasked with finding the perfect present for someone who is into camping in an RV, travel trailer or 5th wheel, this list will be your new best friend! Take one suggestion or take a few, but these are sure to please even the most hard-to-buy-for!
Road trips are just plain fun! What’s not so fun is filling up your tank. Whether you have a truck, a motorhome, a car or even a motorcycle, trips to the pump add up quickly. Holiday travel, summer road trips and weekend getaways are about to get a little more affordable! Here are some out-of-the-box ways to save money on gas and diesel fuel on your next fill up!
Alright, you have your new rig and you’re ready to hit the road for your first camping trip in the great outdoors, right? Well, not so fast! There are a few new RV owner must-haves you will need before you start out on your first adventure. We are going to break this down into several series so it is not ‘overwhelming,’ after all, you just spent a small fortune buying your dream home on wheels.
Several weekends ago, we had the opportunity to camp with friends who rented a cabin at the Jellystone Park Bremen next to our camping space. Camping at a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Bremen brought back so many memories for me! Not that I camped at any of the parks when I was kid, but I have fond memories of watching Yogi Bear cartoons on Saturday morning with my parents and picking out merchandise at my local Warner Brothers. Jim and I have introduced Bryce to the old cartoons and have fostered a fondness of the bears and Mr. Ranger in him. It only seems fitting that we camp at Jellystone Parks when we get the chance.
Overall Grade of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Bremen Campground: Thumbs Up
So, if you are like me, the idea of buying a generator is exciting and brings thoughts of freedom from ‘the plug.’ It is the final link from truly going unplugged. After all, we have holding tanks, we have fresh water tanks, why not have the trifecta and have portable power too, right?!? However, when you start trying to figure out which generator to purchase, reality sets in. Generator Wattage? Dual Connection Kits? Now you have to figure out what size generator from the max wattage to running wattage, what fuel source is best, and maybe the most important – how loud?
You may be camping, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look beautiful! Who said you can’t be an RV beauty queen? With the popularity of travel trailers, 5th wheels and RVs, the creature comforts of a regular sticks and bricks home are all there – including everything we need to make ourselves look – and feel – beautiful! That being said, there are a few products that will save time, water and electricity while you are primping for the day ahead in your RV.
Something better than a campfire? Using your Dutch oven to make the perfect chili, our Dutch Oven Campfire Chili to be exact! This tomato-based chili packs the perfect punch to usher in the fall weather and football. Simply add some of your favorite toppings and you have a healthy treat that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning comfort food connoisseur.
Be sure to use as fresh of ingredients as possible and allow about 1.5 – 2 hours to adequately cook the chili.
The Travelers Rest KOA campground, also known as the Travelers Rest/N. Greenville KOA Campground was a welcome retreat just outside of Greenville, South Carolina. We stayed two nights at the campground and not only enjoyed the activities at the campground, like ceramics painting, but also toured Downtown Greenville and took Mr. B to the Curious George Exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum.