Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We Are Planning On Camping This Summer ! Hurray !!!!

Now this is what I call camping. A little cabin in the woods, family all around and a fire. I like the second photo too, fire. The backpacks have me reminiscing some of my backpacking days. But............. We are not camping like this. It will be different, but it still will be fun. I can't wait for the camping trips to begin!

So now that we have decided to go camping again this summer, would you believe that I can not find my computer files that contain all my charts, lists and helps & tips! Of course, you can believe this, if you know me!!! I haven't used these files for 4 or 5 years because we were using the tent trailer and camping with a tent trailer is really different from camping in a motorhome. When I made all the lists and charts, we had our motor home Matilda. Good days, those were...........

This year we will be using a travel trailer and are excited to have the opportunity to use it and take care of it. It is coming to us this summer with the agreement that we make sure that everything is working, we do a thorough cleaning on it. Repair anything that needs repairing. And take better care of it than anyone else ever has done. (FYI- It is not a family trailer- so I don't know who the anyone else is.) That is a big order. But we are all up to the challenge.

So, since the camping files were never transferred to my new laptop, I am here on my old Dell, (the one that powers off when you least expect it to), looking to see if they are there. Nope!

They are not on the external hard drive either. Now they may have been on the old external drive that was 'lost'- well actually it crashed when it hit the floor of the car when we were in Phoenix.

But I hope to find them an old backup disc when I find out where they are. I hope it is not on a floppy, 'cuz I don't have a floppy drive reader any more.

The photo below is of Emerald Lake, going up the Trail to the summit of Timpanogos. I have not been there. I have not hiked the mountain. Won't be doing it this year either. Maybe someday........

In any case, I am trying to get us ready for a weekend of camping this month. We have a TERT assignment coming up and we are all excited to go. TERT = Timpanogos Emergency Response Team. My Hubby is a member of TERT and gets to man the Shack at one of the Timpanogos Trail heads. It is his responsibility to watch out for the hikers, give emergency help, call for additional help if needed, provide information about the trail and be of general help to the community who chooses to visit the Trail head area. It is a fun volunteer opportunity for the whole family.

We, as a family, provided help to a seriously injured biker who crashed his bike near camp one year, 3 years ago. My Angel and Pilot, who were 8 and 10 years old at the time, were traffic spotters, information givers and runners. They were in charge of stopping traffic on the narrow winding mountain road. Then, they were to inform the drivers that there had been a bicycle accident and approximately how long the road would be closed. They ran to our camp to get a blanket and pad, pillow, more water. They were such big helps! When the Paramedics and Sheriff office arrived, they were relieved of their duties, but until then they were invaluable helpers at the incident.

Hubby is an EMT, I have my first aid & Cpr, Angel has first aid, and Pilot is getting his Cpr next week. We are trying to be a 'ready' for anything family.


  1. I need to see if I can find an English CPR class here, it's been ages since I got my certification.

    Where are you guys going camping? I wanna come *L*

  2. How fun, camping in a travel trailer is the best. Have fun getting prepared and I hope you find your files.

  3. Sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Sounds like fun! I'm sure you're going to have a great time :)