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Ready, Set, Grill!

 

It’s that time of year again.  We all head outside, spark up the grill to enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes…The BBQ. 

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Chip Douglas
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Close Encounter Of The Hairy Kind

Keep all food inside, they said.  Don't leave coolers containing food, outside, they said.  Yeah yeah, blah blah blah, I've heard it all before.  Perfect example of becoming too comfortable with the basic routine.  So tell us what happened, Chip! 

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Homemade Backyard Waterslide Looks Like Killer Fun

Dubbed by its makers as the “Backyard Waterslide of DOOM,” this group of fun-loving people built a killer backyard waterslide complete with a loop-the-loop. Watch as two people slide down simultaneously at opposite ends without ever making contact.

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Photo by Chip Douglas
Photo by Chip Douglas
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Breakfast In The Outdoors

Camping in the Adirondacks, what could be better?  How about breakfast in the Adirondacks?

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Photo by Chip Douglas
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First Trip In Chip’s New Camper – Success!

Had a fantastic trip this Memorial Day Weekend.  We finally got the chance to try out the new camper.  What  better place to test'er out than the Adirondack Mountains at Eighth Lake State Campground near Inlet NY?

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Photo by Chip Douglas
Photo by Chip Douglas
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Chip’s New Camper!

Well, it appears as though Spring has sprung, thus opens the season for one of my favorite pastimes…camping!  Nothing beats being out in the wilderness.  I hear the crackling of a campfire, the aroma of what everyone else in the campground is cooking, and just the overall "getting away".  The Chipmeister has officially upgraded.  Gone are the days spent cranking up the pop-up camper.  We’ve moved up to a hybrid camper!  Take a look at the pic!

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Crowds Gathering On Groundhog's Day For Punxsutawney Phil Tradition
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Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow – 6 More Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his hole and saw his shadow this morning forecasting 6 more weeks of winter. I'm not really sure what that means for Central New York considering how mild this winter has been

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6 Cold-Weather Tents for the Extreme Winter Camper

Imagine what it would be like to camp outside this winter — the snow gently falling outside the flaps of your tent, the serene beauty of an army of cedars, furs and pines blanketed in white. Now imagine you don't have the right cold-weather tent, and rather than enjoying the scenery you're freezing your limbs off. Here are six toug

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Amazing Water Toys: 10 Fun Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

From beach pails to water slides, you're never too old for a good summer toy.

While prices may have gone up a little since you were a kid, so has the fun factor on these 10 great summer water toys.

They're bigger.



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National Ice Cream Month

Here are ten fun facts about ice cream:

  1. We Americans slurp up the most ice cream per person than folks in any other nation - a whopping 48 pints for each of us per year.
  2. Vanilla orders account for anywhere from 20% to 29% of all ice cream sales. Chocolate's second snaggin
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An Inexpensive Day Trip

This past week I got to enjoy some of the Central New York favorite Summertime destinations.  A great place we were told about was Bald Mountain just north of Old Forge.  I was told it was a somewhat easy climb/hike that I could take the kids on.  What an a

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Fireworks Safety Tips For July 4th

Fireworks are a big part of celebrating the July 4th holiday. Unfortunately so are stories about people seriously injured while trying to hold their own private fireworks show. According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission fireworks were responsible for sending more than 8,,000 Americans to emergency rooms last year. If you decide to use fireworks this weekend to celebrate Independence Day please follow the CPSC's firework safety tips:

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