Backyard Camping

If you are familiar with the term staycation then backyard camping is nothing new. Staycation is a neologism for a period of time in which an individual or family stays and relaxes at home, possibly taking day trips to area attractions. Staycations achieved popularity in the US during the financial crisis of 2007–2010. That’s according to Wikipedia, I think someone need to go in and edit the year to current as we are still in a financial crisis.  So backyard camping is a fun way to visit my dad and the girls seem to love it, of course I’m the only crazy adult backyard camping with them.

It’s a bit chilly outside and the campfire is warm and toasty. I guess I’m still very old fashion when it comes to camping with a campfire, and campfire is a must for winter camping.

And roasting marshmallow is a must also.

It could get very sticky and messy.

My niece loves her giant marshmallow.  Her and Lee loves to tell ghost stories and they are happy campers. I can’t wait to go on a real camping trip again, this time I hope we get to camp by the creek.

As for the backyard, my sister’s cabbages and broccoli are coming along nicely in this cool weather.

Her broccoli flowers are beautiful, and she didn’t even know they have flowers.



    • Hi seeharhed, she is very lucky, we didn’t have any of this growing up. I didn’t want her to grow up having the video game/Internet/TV life style and hopefully this will give her a chance to appreciate and enjoy the great out door.

    • Hi truels, we are loving it so far. I can’t wait for Spring and Summer when the weather is warmer, we have many nice campgrounds in our area.

  1. Good to see the girls love backyard camping. Toasted marshmallows and graham crackers are the best.

    Do the girls tell ghost stories by the campfire at night? That would be very spooky. 🙂

    And the broccoli is thriving. I just planted broccoli raab in my mom’s garden, it all goes well it will be 10 ft high.

    • Cambree, at the beginning when we didn’t have the campfire they would tell ghost stories inside the camper late at night, I think it was more funny than spooky. And now they are telling the ghost stories at the campfire and it’s kind of spooky, I guess it’s being outdoor and all.

      I often wonder how the broccoli would do in the snow, I need to do a little research on this. It’s time to plant the ornamental cabbage in my garden. I think they are so beautiful and add colors to the winter garden.

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