CAMPING!!! Beach and Yosemite!!

Camping! We love camping! Whether it’s in Yosemite or on the beaches of Southern California. Some of the things that we found to be INDISPENSABLE this year 2014!!

JoeShade UV umbrella

Add cute baby…… perfect day!!

First up, JoeShade. This umbrella is AMAZING!!  Read my full review here:  Portable UV shade anywhere I need it!!! JoeShade UV umbrella


Camping 2013

Mazda5 Grand Touring was an AMAZING ride!!!

Each item sent will receive a full review minimum of 300 words with plenty of photos the item new and in use. Items will be pictured on Instagram during the trip with proper credit given. This page on my blog will be updated with all the items we review and be a permanent part of my blog. I will add to it each year with updated reviews and photo’s.

I will take into consideration any item! Here is a general list of items that we normally pack (I will be adding to the list as I think of things!)

AliceYosemiteFirst and most important we are camping with a 3 year old Alice!! The princess loving, outdoor sweetheart! Alice wears a size 9 kids shoe. 5t clothing. Keeping her entertained is always a major factor!!

Camera accessories. I have a Nikon D7000.

Food. Including snacks that are easily portable for hiking.


  1. I love that JoeShade umbrella! Sometimes you just need shade to enjoy yourself 🙂

  2. Dee Lafrenz says:

    I need a better camera. My pics are ok, but yours are great with this camera. We also need a newer vehicle before we can just drive! Love traveling in the US and Canada!

  3. Looks like a great time had by all…thanks for sharing!

  4. Dee Lafrenz says:

    I love traveling, I just wish hubby and I had better finances to do more of it! Right now we just take short day trips, just to get us out of the house, and a change of pace.

  5. Beaches would be my favorite, then mountains, add them together and you have the perfect vacation for me. I have always loved the water, so I married a sailor! He is a captain, he also loves the water. If he had his way, he would live on the water, I would love a houseboat! There is nothing more relaxing than water, the sound of trickling water or moving water.

  6. I love the back pack so colourful therre is no way anyone would not get noticed using tht

  7. Looks like a lot of fun. We use to travel for my husband’s work and that way we got to see a lot of sights

  8. courtney b says:

    I could NEVER camp like this, but I give kudos to you for being able to !!!


    thanks so much!!

  9. denise low says:

    Would love to visit there someday. Thanks for sharing.

  10. denise low says:

    Thank you for the information. Love to go there sometime.

  11. Sandra Watts says:

    I have not been camping in so long. Would love to go there.

  12. We haven’t been camping in a while. It was a special time and we made lots of memories.

  13. Kelly Nicholson says:

    been a long time since ive been there,,,we use to go 2-3 times a year…don’t live close enough anymore though

  14. Wow, I haven’t been camping in a while, I would love to visit Yosemite and camp out for at least a week, no less than that. 🙂

  15. denise low says:

    Looks like a fun time. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love going to the beach, so much fun. Looks like y’all had a great time!

  17. What a picture of what is needed and that is so true!! It has been a while since we were camping but it is fun to do!! Thanks for sharing this!!

  18. Looks like fun, cant wait to be going on vacation this year as we are going camping to!

  19. DENISE LOW says:

    We would love to go to the beach somewhere. Looks like lots of fun

  20. looks lot of fun I wish to be there

  21. Gosh, after looking at all your posts I am feeling so jealous. I wish we traveled more. I am totally missing out!

  22. Rana Durham says:

    Thanks i WANT TO go to camp. i would love to try these things out. thanks for sharing all of tthese info.

  23. shannon fowler says:

    I’ve never really had the chance to truly camp. We did go to a camp site as part of my orientation for an internship in alaska. We had cabins though.

  24. DENISE LOW says:

    Looks like someone is having lots of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Our family loves camping!! I never camped in Yosemite, but if I had a chance I would. The scenery alone makes my heart beat faster!!

  26. That umbrella is such a good idea. I’ll have to pick one up before our next Cape Cod trip.

  27. Michelle Elizondo says:

    My family loves to go camping.

  28. Michelle Elizondo says:

    My family loves to go camping. Its so much fun to bond with the family and roast marshmallows.

  29. Richard Hicks says:

    I would love to visit Yosimite one day. Beautiful place

  30. Judy Thomas says:

    I loved camping holidayswhen I was growing up.

  31. DENISE LOW says:

    Vacations are fun. Our kids are grown now. I remember the fun we had as a family.

  32. I miss Yosemite! Last time I went there was 1993! Can’t wait to go back, God willing. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Michelle Elizondo says:

    Would love to take my family.

  34. Michelle Elizondo says:

    Would love to take my family one day.

  35. Tricia Hope says:

    Wow sounds like fun!Great tips on preparing for a trip,too!Thanks so much.

  36. Looks like you had fun.

  37. gale mccarron says:

    Talk about a. checklist! All I have to do is copy this picture to be sure I have all the essentials. Ha! Love it!!!

  38. Richard Hicks says:

    I love the shade. We could use a couple of them on our outings

  39. Camping is so fun! Thanks for sharing with your readers.

  40. Debra Holloway says:

    The scenery is the pic is absolutely gorgeous. I love traveling and camping.

  41. Jodi Hunter says:

    This look like so much fun, I can’t wait to visit.

  42. Marianne T says:

    How awesome! Looks like a great time. I live just a few hours away from Yosemite. I want to go back soon!

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