My husband and i liked to camp, i said liked to camp….!!
Since the little one is here we haven’t gone away much. Luckily we live on our own peace of heaven with a Woody Tent in the Backyard You might not have one in your backyard but you can always rent one on several different campgrounds!
Last saturday we needed a break from everyday life, work to pay the bills, clean up around and in the house.
We decided on another staycation in the Woody tent! Even our 2 year old slept in! He was tired of playing with his trucks on the deck, sitting around the campfire in his little frog chair. Sipping ‘beer’ from his sippy cup.
After he went to bed, hubby and I had one of those long conversations. A Campfire date night, nothing better then that for us. Crackling fire, good company and a couple drinks.
Sometimes you need to take a break, sit back and relax, that last one is hard for me… Nothing more satisfying then rolling into the Woody Tent after a couple cans of Twisted Tea with a slight smell of campfire a snoring husband and a warm 2 year old by your side.
The soft sunlight that warmed the Woody Tent in the morning, gave us a sense of serenity and total relaxation, the deer that we saw in the field through the window justed added to the Woody Charm. Our personal human alarm clock give us an extra hour and a half! Some days we really love him…. LOL
Take a break, get a Woody Tent or rent one!
Tips For Glamping With Your Dog
Pets are a part of many camping families. It is known that many people get into Glampimg because they are able to bring their pets along; dogs are the most popular companion. Most campgrounds are pet friendly. It’s important to keep your pets safe, here are some things to consider:
Be a considerate Glamper Ensure a positive experience for you and other campers by following the campground rules. These rules are put in place to help keep your dog and others safe.
- Keep your pet on a leash or stake him while at your Glampsite. You don’t want the risk of your dog running off or getting injured. Glampers are usually friendly but dogs running loose can be disturbing to others.
- Clean up after your pet. Bring enough baggies to take care of your dog’s business. Many campgrounds have specific dog walking areas with dog waste stations. Help keep the park clean under foot.
- Plan activities that include your dog. You brought him along to have fun together so try not to leave your pet at the site all the time.
Dog proof your Glamping tent
- Dogs are excitable and want to get outside quickly..
- Close off rooms you don’t want your pet in.
- Remove temptations by putting food away and have a garbage lid can that locks closed.
Find below a couple must have gadget for when you travel with your pet !
Have fun Glamping with your pet is a great way to bond. With a little consideration for others and some preparation, you and your dog will enjoy getting back to nature together.
Have fun !
When it comes time to lead the sing-along, you need some easy acoustic guitar songs that are known and loved by all.
Here are a few that will get the crowd going and make you look like a genius…even if they only are three chords!
- Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
This has always been a favorite of mine. Probably because of my own brown eyes.
And why not. It’s got an easy, breezy sensibility and a walk-in-the-sunshine vibe.
- Down on the Corner – Creedance Clearwater Revival
Be sure to have a tambourine on hand for this one. The song chronicles the tale of the fictional band Willy and the Poor Boys, and how they play on street corners to cheer people up and ask for nickels.
You might want to pass the hat while you’re jamming out on this one. Or at least jangle a couple of nickels in a cup.
- Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
There are boatloads of diehard Buffett fans out there, and I’m betting you’ll find plenty of folks ready to raise a glass to this one.
“Margaritaville” was released in 1977 on the album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.
This song was written about a drink Buffett discovered at Lung’s Cocina del Sur restaurant on Anderson Lane in Austin, Texas, and the first huge surge of tourists who descended on Key West, Florida around that time. He wrote most of the song that night in Austin and finished it while spending time in Key West. It remains Buffett’s highest charting solo single.
Has Buffett contributed to the popularity of the Margarita? We may never know, but I say HELL YEAH!
- Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da – The Beatles
If there ever was a song written for singing along, this is it!
The iconic syllabic chorus is a crowd-pleaser for sure!
“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” is a song credited to Lennon–McCartney, but written by Paul McCartney, and released by the Beatles on their 1968 album The Beatles (commonly called The White Album).
It was released as a single that same year in many countries, but not in the United Kingdom, nor in the United States until 1976.
It’s reported that John Lennon was never particular enchanted with it, but you must admit, its carefree happy-go-lucky vibe is perfect for a by-the-fire sing-along!
- Stir It Up – Bob Marley
“Stir It Up” is a song by Bob Marley in 1967, written for his wife Rita, and first made popular by Johnny Nash.
“Stir It Up” was Bob Marley’s first successful song outside Jamaica.
I particularly like that it opens with the chorus. The sing-along begins right off the top!
- Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
This iconic song proves you don’t have to be from the south to love southern rock.
Released by Lynyrd Skynyrd, it first appeared in 1974 on their second album, Second Helping.
It reached Number 8 on the US charts in 1974 and was the band’s second hit single. So crank it up, or at least strum louder!
- Free Falling – Tom Petty
Capo 3 frets then play as written
This laid back tune has an iconic chordal strum that runs through the entire song.
Easy and cool!
- Come On Get Higher – Matt Nathanson
I admit it. I’m partial to the songs of Matt Nathanson.
He’s just hits the lyrics on the head and writes ultimately singable melodies.
“Come On Get Higher” was co-written by and Mark Weinberg and released as the second single from his album Some Mad Hope in 2008.
- Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
This minimalist song is simply brilliant.
It’s second single from Snow Patrol’s fourth album.
- Wonderwall – Oasis
I have personally played this around a campfire and I bet some of you have too!
It’s the song everyone loves to sing along too. What is a “wonderwall?” Who cares!