At the beginning of the year we launched this “Favorite Things” series as a way to highlight some of the fun things going on behind the scenes here at The Touring Camper. We try to post daily over on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, but a lot of what we post on social media we never get a chance to share on the blog. So here are some of our favorite moments from October:
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1. Our fall camping trip to Assateague State Park
We had these fall camping reservations for MONTHS, and it was one of those trips that when we put it on the calendar it seemed SOOO far away, thus we were pretty pumped when departure day finally arrived. Our Sweetpea was particularly excited about this trip because she is in a horse-loving stage right now. Last year she began reading Marguerite Henry’s books about the famed Chincoteague ponies, and needless to say, she was hooked.
We didn’t end up seeing very many ponies, but we had such a great time with our camping buddies–even if it was quite brisk and windy! 🙂 We’ll have more details about our stay coming soon when we do our campground review.
2. Autumn weather!
We’ve probably mentioned it before, but fall is our family’s favorite time of year. We’ve been soaking up the colors and enjoying the cooling temps. As I have been going through pictures from previous years’ fall camping trips, I discovered that last year we camped in Berlin, Ohio, and this year in Berlin, Maryland. Seems we need to be on the hunt for another great Berlin camping destination for our fall trip next year. Any suggestions? 🙂
3. And in a slight twist, here’s one thing that is definitely NOT one of our favorite things this month: stinkbugs!
While restocking the camper and getting it ready for our most recent trip, we discovered a small army of stinkbugs had taken up residence. We found them in closed cupboards, hiding in the folds of curtains, under mattresses, lurking in the frig, and even in the coffee pot! I have no idea how many we swept up the past week, but it was so ridiculous we just left the mini shop vac sitting out so we could quickly grab it when needed.
So our mission for the next few months is to figure out some kind of stinkbug eradication plan before our next camping trip. If you have any tips or suggestions, please let us know–we are desperate! 🙂
These are all stinkbugs…and this was just the first round! :/
How about you: What were your favorite things of October? You can share in the comment section below.
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