Spring Ahead Backyard Campout

What a fun way to celebrate setting the clocks ahead an hour!

What better way to spend a short Saturday night than camping out in your own backyard? Friends joined in for scary story time around the fire and S’mores cooked on coat hangers over a Duraflame. I slept like a baby on an air mattress topped with a featherbed, sleeping bags and my favorite pillow – luxuries I’d never haul up a mountain! We have an RV aswell, but we’re not using that as the RV Battery isn’t working. Plus, a tent in our backyard is much more fun!

Too cold where you live? Rough it with an indoor campout! Haul out the sleeping bags and let the kids sleep in a tent in the living room. Read by flashlight (no TV, phones, computers, etc.) tell stories by the fireplace (if you have one) – cook S’mores in the microwave or over your gas stove (if you don’t)!


  • hot dogs
  • buns
  • condiments
  • popcorn
  • S’mores

Admittedly not from my “Healthy Meals in Minutes” file, but once a year is okay with me. (And really, would it sound like as much fun if I revealed that the buns were 100% whole wheat, we air popped the popcorn, topped it with olive oil and sea salt or that we grilled broccoli along side the turkey dogs? Well maybe in California! lol)

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