Welcome to my campfire. After our month-long adventure through the southeast US, we spent July at home. But August rolled in and we rolled out. Local for us. We visited one of our favorites nearby campgrounds the Pocono/Delaware Water Gap KOA koa.com/campgrounds/delaware-water-gap/
We had a great spot tucked in the trees on a good size site. I had a few projects and one of them was to hang my newly acquired “Owl” curtains. They needed to be shortened and then hemmed. I’m not a sewer but thank goodness for DH. He’d gone to the store to pick up some thread and a needle (I said I don’t sew!) and returned with not only what I asked for but double-sided hemming tape. My hero!
One of the reasons we enjoy the Poconos are the many things to do. On Saturday morning we got up had a bit of breakfast then headed to Saylorsburg for the flea market blueridgefleamarket.com/
We wandered the lanes and checked out lots of things. I was searching for an owl lamp. Pete is always looking for antique Christmas items for his display. We didn’t find anything so headed to Wind Gap indoor flea market www.facebook.com/windgapfleamarket/ Again didn’t find any treasure but will be going back again in the fall. The market is undergoing some major renovations and we’re excited to see the end result.
Lunch followed with a visit to Sorrenti www.sorrentifamilyestate.com/ for some brick oven pizza and Sangria then into the winery for a tasting and a few purchases.
The rest of the time was spent visiting with friends and the grands. They just returned from a camping trip to Tennessee.
We had been scheduled to go to Wisconsin a few days later but an unexpected expense arose. Last year if you remember, we had an axel fire. PSA GREASE THOSE BEARINGS CAMPERS! We’ll it turns out the equipment the emergency repair shop installed was incorrect. Enough said, we’re pursuing action. However the cost of replacing everything sank out plans and with the cost of gas topping out again, we decided to stay close. Folks don’t think you have to travel far. There are treasures in your own backyard. With one of our other favorite local camps filled, we tried a new to us. Panther Lake Camping Resort pantherlakecampingresort.com/
was able to accommodate us. Despite the weather reports, we didn’t have any rain until Sunday. Saturday we hiked the rails to trails. Afterward, I enjoyed cooking over the fire, and to our surprise just across the way from us one of Pete’s fire department friends was camping. We spent a night around the campfire catching up. It did rain on Sunday so we went to a few local antique shops and found a few things. Special shout out to Grey Barn Antiques and Collectables www.greybarnantiques.com/ It was there we not only talked fantasy books and dragons but found the makings of an owl lamp. (Pete’s crafty like that) and a plaque. The rest of the day thanks to being a glamper, we watched a DVD the Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Though it says it’s for the whole family I caution about younger campers. Twas a bit violent. We played cards and dominoes and still managed to get in a walk.
So my camping and non-camping friends, when you’re looking for something to do check out what’s available in your own backyard. You’d be surprised at the adventures waiting for you. Here’s another PSA many campgrounds have cabins or campers you can rent that way you can get the experience first to see if the lifestyle is for you.
So go forth and make memories one campsite at a time and always remember all who wander are not lost.
Let’s keep the campfire lit. Tell me about your neighborhood treasures or camping adventures in the comments.