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So, I started a blog!

So, I started a camping blog! Particularly a camping with KIDS camping blog! Hooray!


I know what you’re thinking... I probably researched several other blogs for ideas? Well, no.

I followed several super outdoorsy people who live in vans on instagram, right? Ummm nope. Oh, it’s because I grew up camping, hiking the Appalachian trail, and pitching tents at Rocky Mountain National Park, right? Yeahhh, that would be a big fat no.


So what makes ME qualified to run a blog all centered on camping, kids, and exploring the great outdoors without spending your life savings? Well...I have do have kids. I also have a camper. And I also have no money! So there you have it... totally qualified. (Although mind your business and swipe up if this blows up and I start selling meal prep boxes and teeth whitening kits. I promise I won’t push any gummy bear hair vitamins though. Okay? Deal!)


Okay okay...all cheekiness aside. I decided to start the Earth, Wind, and Campfire blog, because honestly it combines all of my favorite things. First of all, I really love to write. I’ve kept journals my entire life dating back to around 4th or 5th grade. (yup...still in a box in my attic bc I just can’t part with them. Sorry Marie Kondo). I always volunteered to be “the writer” in a group project, and I would 10/10 rather write a paper than take a test.


Another big reason I really wanted to start this blog is that I love to keep scrapbooks and document memories for my kids, but unlike my super artsy big sister, I am not all that crafty. My kids won’t have super cute picture books with stickers and borders, but they will have a secret instagram account that I spam with their random photos every couple of weeks, andddd now they will also have this blog!


And last but most certainly not least, I really wanted to encourage other people to see the simple beauty and adventure that is tucked away right in their little pocket of this big giant spinning rock we call home. Several years ago, my extent of loving it outside was having a drink on a patio or taking a walk with my dog. I was campaigning for a condo in Starkville while my husband was encouraging me to consider an RRRVVV (said in my Cousin Eddie voice). WHY would I want a camper (said in my Regina George voice). I may be willing to drive an old car that the paint is rusting off but the idea of being seen with that vehicle pulling a CAMPER behind it? THE NERVE! And Truthfully, I just thought they’d be uncomfortable, complicated, boring, and I assumed to get anything decent would be like picking up a second mortgage.



Fast forward a few years, I obviously came around. And truth be told, I genuinely cannot imagine my life without it. And no, this isn’t an RV advertisement. I guess I just feel like I need to emphasize how much I never saw anything like this being a part of my life. I always loved to travel, explore, and go on adventures; however, I saw adventure as flying off to Boston for a weekend, impulsively buying tickets to game 7 of the world series in St. Louis (YOLO), or drinking my way through Epcot on an adult Disney trip. Never did I think parking a giant tin bus on some gravel (pavement if you pay extra) down by the river (RIP Chris Farley) would actually be enjoyable!?


Now, I live my life around when and where our next camping trip will take us. I have learned so much through this whole CAMP LYFE experience, and I want to share some of it with you. I hope to encourage my children to be little adventurers and embrace this BEAUTIFUL world that God created for us. And I wish to inspire other people to see the wonder that can be found all around them if they are just willing to reconsider how they define fun.


So thanks for stopping by (even if no one stops by but my parents, Hey Mom and Dad), and I hope you enjoy our journey. You don’t have to be rich. You have to own a camper. You don’t even have to have any Patagonia pullovers. All that's required is to open your mind, put away your pretenses, and gather round for some adventures around the earth, wind, and campfire.

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Leah Keough
Leah Keough
16 de jan. de 2021

Ready for an adventure! I bet there's nothing quite like seeing these adventures through the eyes of your kids. They'll have so many great memories!

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sweetttmh
16 de jan. de 2021

Looking forward to following your blog. You’ve always had a way with words. —Tiffany

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Joey Albritton
Joey Albritton
16 de jan. de 2021

Looking forward to your adventures!!

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