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Enjoying Maryland’s wild ponies and ocean sunrises. Camping on Assateague Island.

Close your eyes, picture it…you wake up, open the tent, dig your toes into the beach sand and catch the sun rising over the ocean, the sound of waves crashing into the shore is all you hear around you. As you set up breakfast on your camping stove, three wild horses make their way past your campsite as if this is the normal way to start your morning. That’s camping on Assateague Island in Maryland. We were so lucky to…

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5 Things We Learned Camping With A Puppy

Our trip to Congaree National Park (South Carolina) and Assateague Island (Maryland) was our first camping trip with Rigby. Traveling long distance is not new to her–she’s been to Alabama and Tennessee–so we knew she could handle the travelling. Camping with a puppy was bound to be a new experience. Rigby is a superstar puppy. She’s a bundle of energy and love at the same time. We got lucky with a dog that has an incredible temperament. She’s a Portuguese…

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Camp and explore the old growth forest of Congaree National Park

Congaree Camp 6

Our spring break adventure kicked off in Congaree National Park, just outside of Columbia, South Carolina. Imagine over 2,000 acres of forest and swamp land about a 20 minute drive from the heart of the State Capitol. It’s hard to even begin describing the incredibleness of our stay at this park. We 100% enjoyed our stay here. Congaree National Park is a magical place. Enjoying nature in front or backcountry campsites We camped out for two nights in the walk-in, tent-only…

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The first time I: did some serious campfire cooking

Chickpea pilaf

After our recent trip, I’m starting to feel like I’m mastering the art of campfire cooking. Tony and I have our awesome gas camping stove that we use every morning when we camp to make our scrambled eggs, heat up water for washing dishes and cook up whatever we’re eating for hot meals. When we went on our trip to canoe in South Carolina and Maryland we decided we were cooking over an open fire for all of our dinners…

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Campfire Food: One Pot Lentils with Quinoa and Spinach

One pot lentils

Lentils are super healthy.  They’re nutritious for vegetarians (loaded with protein) so they were definitely on our spring break menu. We roadtripped to Congaree National Park in Sourh Carolina and Assateague Island National Seashore for spring break 2017. One pot meals over the fire were our favorite dinners! This recipe is perfect campfire food. It has lentils, quinoa, AND spinach. Boom, boom, BOOM!! Bringing that one pot meal to life over the fire We cooked this dish in our cast…

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