Spring and summer brings the rainy season to South Florida and also the potential increase in mosquito problems. Paradise Island RV Resort is located in Broward County where they regularly conduct aerial and ground spraying in areas with traditionally high mosquito population.
The ocean is the heart of our planet. Every June 8th we celebrate #WorldOceansDay to honor our ocean and do something to protect it! How are you helping our planet’s blue heart? @World Oceans Day
It's Sunday afternoon and our 9 month old has been awake since 7 AM. He's now running 7 hours straight with no nap time. Our arms are tired of playing baby hot potato. Peter and I look at each other and with that instant helpless stare, we resort to resolve to the usual. Peter jumps up and begins to prepare the diaper bag and I race to dress our other two children. Once again we place the kids in the car, turn on the radio and begin to drive around with hope that baby Tyler falls asleep. We decide to drive out to the Redlands. We figured just the panorama of the farms, the coral rock walls or the sight of peacocks in abundance, who have been seen roaming the groves, was simply enough to bring a little peace and ease of mind.
You’ve planned it all year and you finally come around to make your reservation for that camping trip you so longed for. Just as you’re getting your reservation details, your mind slips into the past to those camping memories you hold so deep in your heart. Wood is burning, the fire is crackling, dad is playing the guitar, you look over at mom and she has this smile on her face that could light up the night if the fire went out. Then you come back. The voice on the other end of the line asks, “ Is there anything else I can help you with?” Suddenly startled you come back from that moment and you ask, “ Do you allow campfires”? With hesitation in their voice, they give you the “ Unfortunately we do not allow campfires at our campgrounds, but we do have a list of great amenities you can take advantage of during your stay” response.
Before you make a spiteful decision and decide to cancel your reservation, I’m here to tell you I get it. I know that sometimes we want to take ourselves back into those moments where we were just having fun. Nothing really mattered but the moment you were in. So I have put together this blog to help you deal with this very hard moment you are facing. (chuckles).
Spring has sprung! In Florida that means flowers, more sunshine and hurricane season. Being from the midwest, I was a bit scared of hurricanes basically because I lacked knowledge about them and how to prepare for them. I had been living in tornado country all of my life and knew just what to do. I actually thought “this hurricane thing” was a piece of cake because we had a week to plan for it! I was accustomed to waking up to sirens and having to hit the deck in a certain corner of my basement in the middle of the night. Well it’s been six years in Florida, living in an RV, without any immediate danger from hurricanes so far but they always say “it only takes one”. Although, Hurricanes Irene, Sandy and Erika grazed us enough to get me to do a “dry run” prep.
Now more than ever, people are realizing and understanding the importance of practicing eco-friendly habits in any way possible. Sometimes it is in little ways and sometimes it is in big ways. The important point is everyone can take action!