Let me start by saying that I really love getting outdoors and exploring the diverse natural beauty around me. But it’s no secret nature and I have a love/hate relationship. We aren’t exactly BFFs per say but we like to see each other out from time-to-time for a few drinks.
That being said, I was filled with both excitement and dread when I found out we would be spending two days camping at Ginnie Springs in High Springs, Florida celebrating a dear friend’s 25th birthday. Like real camping…in a tent…with sleeping bags. Insert screaming emoji here.
I did what any respectable city girl would and consulted the all-knowing Pintrest for a list of supplies and sucked it up while I packed up my monogramed garnet and gold duffle. I highly suggest using the carefully curated lists of fellow Pinners who camp regularly (and love to color code apparently) but I’m here to supply you with an official list of glamping supplies overlooked on said lists. These are subtle additions you can make to your haul without looking like a woods-hating witch.
- Wine*. So much wine. Red, white, pink, champs; you name it and I had it.
- A stylish cup WITH A LID. The lid is crucial to keeping bugs out because bees are also wineos as I quickly learned.
- Rainboots are great for tromping around carefree without ruining your pedicure.
- Camo, flannel and then some. Embrace the fact you’re stuck in the woods and then enhance with all the lumberjack fashion you’ve always wanted to rock but have never had the opportunity to. Fake it ‘till you make it!
- While you’re at it, pick up some more wine.
- An all-natural bug spray. Camping aroma therapy?
- Dry shampoo or a arsenal of great hats.
All in all, Ginnie and the surrounding springs were breathtaking enough to keep me distracted. The facilities at the campsites were top notch and as much as I like to exaggerate, it would be unfair to say I really had to rough it. *A side note, the land is privately owned so we were allowed to have alcohol- however public parks do not allow drinking. Remember that fun fact when planning your next outdoors adventure.
Click here for a very amateur video of one of the caves.
Enjoy some unprofessional but untouched pictures (ignore the time and date stamp) and email me with any questions you have about the park or how my friends put up with me!
Enjoy some unprofessional pictures (ignore the time and date stamp) and email me with any questions you have about the park or how my friends put up with me!