Sunday, September 23, 2012


 Photo from Glamping with Mary Jane

 Does anyone know what the first order of business is when you arrive at the "glampsite"?
I know what y'all are thinking, but the right answer is:  SECURE YOUR MARSHMALLOW STICK. Every glamper should eat a s'more (or at least the gooey chocolate part). I made homemade graham crackers because they are so good and the ones in the box are not ;o)

The next order of business is to set up your tent (or trailer) and pretty-up your sleeping quarters.
Before bedtime, I removed the lace bedspread (tablecloth) and laid a toasty warm "Chrysalis" sleeping bag on the cot. After all the whining I did about the cold weather we were experiencing, I had a good night's sleep in the tent.

I wonder if the beverages had anything to do with me sleeping very well? 

Say Cheez! A game of Cheez-It Scrabble for the glampers. 

Moving on to dinner now. Dutch Oven Liners are favored by this glamper. The large parchment circles are perfect for no-mess cleanup. Joe found them in the camping section at Walmart several years ago.

When my friend Kitty shared her recipe for this Johnny Marzetti pasta dish on her blog Kitty's Kozy Kitchen, I knew it would be a nice pot luck casserole for the glampers. I made it ahead of time, and warmed it up in the Dutch Oven. It's deeelicious!

 Fast forward, it is now morning . And the best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup. I couldn't help myself, and had to sing the song at the campsite.

Mackenzie-Childs enamelware is great for camping glamping.

Maple cinnamon Monk's Bread is fabulous for toast or french toast. The glampers gave it FIVE stars.

After breakfast, Paula was enjoying some kayaking. We had a beautiful campsite on the water (and near the bathroom).

We had perfect weather and enjoyed connecting with each other in the Great Outdoors. 
We have all been friends for years, and will always have these fond memories. 

If you're still with me, here are the Happy Glampers ;o) 

View from our campsite in the morning.

This photo was taken at 7:45 p.m. after the sun had set. It is what is referrred to as Blue Hour. 

Thinking back, we had "glamping nights" when I was a youngster.
My grandparents had a cute Shasta trailer that they would bring to my parent's camp, and we did campfire dinners, played with my grandmother's costume jewelry, baked pies, had treasure hunts, and my favorite thing was to sleep in the "bed" on the upper level of the trailer.

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Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. OMGoodness, Debbie, This is one fancy camping trip. hahhhaaa....LOVE that you took along MC.
    We had a darling camper, with the bunk beds kids love so much...our grands loved sleeping "up there". We always went to the beach for a week and had such fun. Now, the grands are all grown and like going other cruises. hahha
    Glad ya'll had fun...

  2. WOW, who knew camping could be so pretty :) I love the cot, the tent looks roomy! I'm not really outdoorsy but I think I could be tempted with glamping. Looks like a great time!

  3. Debbie, looks like a great way for girlfriends to relax and enjoy friendships in a beautiful setting. What a lovely spot! Thanks for sharing these fun photos. ~ Sarah

  4. I too love the Mountains and Camping.My Grandparents use to glamp in the 40, 50 and 60s in their own way before it became trendy.My grandpa use to make a fortress,where no one could see into our campground.Grandma kept it sparkling clean.

  5. You certainly know how to glamp! Sounds like so much fun!!

  6. I always thought I hated camping, but...well, maybe some day I will try it again.

  7. Looks like you all had a great time! Fun memories I'm sure-enjoy:@)

  8. What a fun and delicious time you had, Debbie! The food you made for your friends looks wonderful and so elegant with the MC at camp :) Love the blue hour photo!

    I'll still take a hotel, please ;)

  9. Looks like my kind of camping, a glamorous one. This is so much fun especially being with your all time friends....Christine

  10. Debbie, I am sitting here with my mouth open wide! I am not a campber, but I could be a Glamper. My kids hate my camping food, and it is because I don't do it well. I love your fancy bed, and all of it. The morning hour and blue hour photos are amazing!!!! Now where did you get the lettered Cheez-its. I love this post! Joni

  11. Looks like fun! Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Oh Debbie, thanks for taking us along on your glamping trip. What fun memories for all of you. I especially loved your fancy bed and also reading about the happy times you had with your grandparents. I'm so glad that a little bit of me was taken along with my recipe. Those Dutch oven liners sound perfect for clean up. That blue hour photo is fabulous.

  13. Debbie, what a fabulous time you had. I love the MacKenzie Childs enamelware. And the Marzetti dish, yum! I want to try the Monk's Bread, I will be on the look out. Thanks for sharing. xo

  14. Great pics of your glamping trip! So happy to see that M=C follows you, wherever you go!

  15. Debbie, you sure know how to camp in style.


  16. Looks like fun! I am a nice hotel kind of gal! :)

  17. Oh I want to go Glamping! What a beautiful setting and of course MC enamelware is a must!:) I'm happy to know about those dutch oven liners!

    Yes, our chairs are Uwharrie~ they're made in NC and we've had them for 12 years outdoors and they've held up great!

  18. This looks like something I would enjoy, though I am strictly an indoor kind of gal, and love staying at B&B's. The place you glamped at is just gorgeous, what a fabulout 'blue hour'. And such good food, too. xo


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