Camping – Refugio State Beach

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Our Pop-Up Camper

We’re going camping this weekend at Refugio State Beach!!! I’m getting excited as it is one of my favorite state parks to camp in. This year we even snagged a front row spot. Two years ago we upgraded from tent camping to pop-up camping and I feel like a Queen! I have a stove, fridge, toilet, shower, two beds, table, heater …. It’s great!  We take our kayaks (we kayak fish), ride bikes and just kick back.  I plan on taking lots of magazines, cross word puzzles and my camping book.  I started a camping book when we got the camper.  It is a sketch book, but you could also use any scrap book.  Each time we go camping, I write it in the book.  I add sketches, pictures I have taken, maybe a leaf, feather, etc…  It is really fun to look back and read about our camping trips.

We live by our camping list.  We’ve been camping for over 20 years and have our food/drinks/supplies down to a science.  We make bacon, eggs, refried beans, onions, salsa and tortillas for breakfast.  There is nothing like cooking bacon when you’re camping.  I love a Mimosa too 🙂  We recently started taking the packaged Maui Short Ribs from Trader Joes.  Very convenient, already marinated, airtight package, and really good.  We go down our list and cross things off or add if necessary to get our menu.  Here is our list if you’re interested:

Camping List:

Stuff:

Quarters

Bedding – sheets, blankets, pillows

Bath Towels

Beach Towels

Chairs

Little Table (in camper)

Campfire pit

Wood

Splitter

Water jug

iPod, speaker, car charger

AA Batteries 

Camera(s)

Small soft cooler

Suntan Lotion

Hat

Medicine

Car charger for phones

 

Food:

Steaks

Chicken Wings

Hot Dogs / Brauts

Buns

BBQ Sauce , Ketchup, Mustard

Onions, Relish

Cilantro

Grated Cheese

Bacon

Eggs

Tortillas

Beans

Salsa

Butter

Potatoes

Fruit / bananas

Crackers

Cheese spreads and such

Salami

Limes and Lemons

Danish

Rice

Salad, dressing and croutons

Granola Bars

Tuna

Meats for dinner

Jiffy Pop

 

Drinks:

Beer

Tequila

Sniffer Glasses

Bailey’s

Kahlua

OJ

Champagne

Water – bottles & gallon size

Coffee

Sugar

Hot chocolate mix

 

Fishing Gear         

Rods/Reels                                      

Tackle Box

Buckets

Bait Tank Buddies

Pliers

Fishing Licenses

Booties

 

Kayaks

Seats

Paddles

Wheels

 

Bikes

Tire Pump

Backpacks

We take our own campfire pit – it is the inside of a washing machine.  It is the GREATEST !!  You get heat from the holes in the side and don’t need a lot of wood to have a nice fire.  We got it at a junk store in San Clemente.  You should get one!

firepit

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