This "What You Take" block is part of Pat Sloan's 2018 Let's Go Camping block of the month and it is nice and orderly... just the way I like things. Including my lists for packing the camper.
Years ago when the girls were younger we had a pop-up camper that we would drag back and forth from Illinois (where we lived at the time) to Colorado (where my family lived - we eventually moved to CO, but that is a different story).
After we were living in Colorado and as the girls grew and became more active with their social lives (Girl Scout camp, trips and athletic and school events) the camper sat unused for a number of years. It finally reached the point of dis-repair and we discarded it.
Fast forward a few years to last fall when we borrowed a truck camper. It is the ideal size for Dave and I and we thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day mountain vacation. So much so that upon our return home we made an offer to purchase the camper.
We are near camping season again and we are both excited to be hitting the road soon. We don't know where exactly we will be going, but we know we will be going often for short trips (three-day, two-night) with our bikes in-tow, to explore the beautiful area that we live in. There are lots and lots of National Forest land and state parks to explore within a few hours of our house.
Now, I know that Pat designed the patterns to be on point, but since I am combining these blocks with the "It's A Wild Life" blocks, I am making the to be square. I thought the Route 66 fabric was a fun addition to the block since we will be "on the road".
Last year as we prepared for our trip we had to stock the camper. It was a quick an easy task since we had our "Camp Cook Box" and pantry list from our years of using the pop-up camper.
And, of course we had a separate list for our meals/menu items.
Oh, and we take "big girl/boy" coffee cups - real mugs - and happy hour glasses.
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