Monthly Archives December 2016

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

We took our annual trip to Sunset Beach last month and while we were there I got the urge to go check out the New Brighton State Beach which wasn’t too many miles up the coast line.

Greg and our friends had checked it out several years ago when I had to stay home to care for my mother. New Brighton’s campground is right on the coast and actually has some sites with hook-ups.  This is pretty much unheard of for California State Parks.

I have to admit….. I was being driven by the “grass is greener” syndrome.  Maybe we could have the best of both worlds at New Brighton……camping on the coast AND hook-ups.  It would be awfully nice to not have to constantly be mindful of our water use……wouldn’t have to use the campground showers, or use the generator to charge up the batteries...

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The Perfect Re-Purpose!

I’ve discovered a wonderful purpose for these totes that stores provide for the purchase of multiple bottles of wine.  


Okay… if I have a wine tote that holds six bottles from CVS  it can only mean that my sisters were in town!  

Now, I’m not sure why it took me so long to come up with this (and I highly doubt I’m the first) but it’s an excellent reuse of this type of tote.  It turns out that these are the perfect shower tote for those times when you need to use public showers at certain campgrounds!

First of all, it’s vinyl which is great because vinyl doesn’t mind if things are wet!  You know…. like wet shampoo bottles or wet shower shoes...

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