Planning is underway up for the 2019 49th annual Phillips Family Memorial Day Camping Trip at World’s End State Park. We are rapidly evolving with another generation of campers. We’ll be looking for some help to make sure we pass along some of the old traditions and create some new ones for the next generation. What are some of the traditions that you remember, and what traditions need more attention or need to emerge?
Camp out dates are Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th, 2019. However, Mark and Brian are probably going up on Tuesday and would welcome anyone who’d like to stay an additional night or two. Please arrange this ahead of time so we can make sure to reserve your campsite.
We have quite a bit of experience going to Disney World and Universal Studies in Orlando, Florida. We’ve also branched out to do a Disney Cruise and Disneyland in California. This section is intended to provide some historical perspective on our experiences. We’ve experienced Disney with our kids, with our extended family of 24 people, and as a romantic getaway with just Mark and Jeanne.
Over the years we’ve developed a passion for planning our days around a relaxing dinner at one of the tremendous restaurants at Disney World. In the picture above the entire extended family is enjoying a great meal at the Yak and Yetti Restaurant in Animal Kingdom in 2008.
In 2002 we got a great deal staying at Homewood Suites right outside Disneyworld. This should have been terrific – a nice suite including kitchenette, a Jacuzzi, a nice pool and free breakfast every morning. But something didn’t feel right. While the price was terrific, we found ourselves with people who didn’t seem to share our same values. I don’t know how else to state this – it just wasn’t comfortable. After a few nights, we decided to call DisneyWorld to see if we could move to an onsite resort. We cancelled the rest of our stay at the Homewood Suites and spent the remainder of the week at Port Orleans Riverside. The difference was amazing and Port Orleans became our most favorite resort – at least up to the point that we tried another resort. I don’t know what magic makes the in-park resorts so much more delightful, but this experience proved it yet again.Continue reading Disney Resorts
The menu plan is still evolving – and probably will evolve even while we are getting crispy in the sun – but here is where we are as of 6/5/18.
New for 2018 is getting volunteers to handle the planning and cooking for each dinner. Each volunteer can take care of just the entree, or a veggie, or a side dish, or a dessert or multiple categories. If you want to experiment with making something for a meal just let me know and I’ll add it to the menu. During the week we can adjust and we’ll do the final planning. Please note that we need to make sure leftovers are used at every opportunity so that we have enough fridge space.
There are 25 adults and 9 children under 12.
Salad (just bagged salad for the first night)
Roasted carrots with Morrocan spice
Mark & Jeanne
Grilled Pork Loins with maple-mustard sauce
Rotini and meatballs
Mark and Di
The Young Family
Hamburgers, Turkey Burgers, Hot dogs, Fries
John & Jeri Phillips
We’d like to try to do more vegetables (perhaps in foil packs in the oven) and try to reduce the snacks and sweets, if possible.
There is always plenty to eat at the Memorial Day Camp Out. From breakfasts that include a broad range of omelet fillings, endless hot dogs, and memorable dinners there is lots of food and enough variety to keep everyone happy. Continue reading 2018 MDC Menu
Planning is underway up for the 2018 48th annual Phillips Family Memorial Day Camping Trip at World’s End State Park. We are rapidly evolving with another generation of campers. We’ll be looking for some help to make sure we pass along some of the old traditions and create some new ones for the next generation. What are some of the traditions that you remember, and what traditions need more attention or need to emerge?
Camp out dates are Thursday, May 24th through Monday, May 28th, 2018. However, Mark and Brian are probably going up on Wednesday and would welcome anyone who’d like to stay an additional night. Actually, we had so much fun last year that we might go up on Tuesday. Continue reading 2018 Memorial Day Camp Out