Showing posts from July, 2012

Nevada City Outside INN - Style

In this awesome town of ours (Nevada City) there are many
places that make it the wonderful destination it is.
The Outside Inn  issuch a place.
The motel features unique themed rooms under tall pines and
is just a short walk to bookstores, cappuccino, shopping,
entertainment and restaurants. Nevada City is located in California's
Gold Country and has managed to maintain a lot of its
charm and history.  
The hotel staff will set up bike rentals or a kayak lesson, on
 flat or moving water and recommend  mountain bike trails. They
can also suggest a rafting company to take you down the North Yuba
or the South Fork of the American Rivers. 

The point I'm making is if your in Nevada City and love the
outdoors or want a unique non commercial place to stay check
out The Outside Inn. It's AWESOME!
Plan ahead and check out Erin's Blogg "InnSide Nevada City" it has
everything you could want to do and see in Nevada County.
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Squaw Valley In Summer Style

Sometimes Camping In Style is taking in Squaw Valley activities

High Camp, see other activities here  Eat, swim, hot tub, tennis, hike, drink, picnic, music, take your dog

Adults $29 Children $10 ride all day pass
We also took in a ropes course at Squaw Valley Adventure Center teaching our 7 yr old how to challenge herself. She did great!

What a great time to be had A few links I would check out if your going to Squaw Valley, CA 
Adventure Center High Camp Miniature Golf Bike Rental Events Calendar Village Map

Happy Hour / M-F a great way to save $ Plump Jacks also great Sunday Brunch Rockervery kid friendly with GREAT outdoor setting
Also Yummy Sushi @ Mamasake  Fireside Pizza 22 Bistro more dinning

NATURE LOVING Camp Activities

Rock Art: Draw a line or spiral with a long stick and ask them to collect rocks and pine cones and place on the line in a pattern. Show them a picture of “The spiral Jetty” by Robert Smithson

Camp Kitchen: Collect cooking gear from the thrift store, see if you can find items on small scale, find a flat rock, log or camp bench and draw in chalk a stove top (two circles with an “X”) Fill a pitcher of water and tell them to go to town making mud pies and cooking them. (keep mud away from where people walk)

Rock & Stick Art: Hunt for sticks and rocks then paint with washable tempera.

Pine Cone Critters: Glue small rocks, sticks onto pine cones to make different figures. Tacky glue works best.

Hide & Seek and old stand by

Bug Hunt with a bug jar

Hopscotch: Use a long sticks to make squares in dirt & small rocks to throw

Beading: $1 store good for this, I like using a tray or baking sheet to contain everything

Journal: Glue, tape found leaves etc... and write about nature finds add phot…