Annual Pre Holiday Escape Weekend at Hillsborough River State Park

3rd Annual Pre-Holiday Escape Weekend at Hillsborough River State Park

December 19, 2010

Well it’s that time of year again…time for all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. A time when spending time with family is supposed to be a joy filled time and it typically ends up a season of stress, short tempers, spending too much money and in all not a good time with family. We have found a way to beat that holiday stress! Every year Not a Clue Adventures sets up a camping trip the week before Christmas. This forces those that attend to be prepared a week in advance for the holiday and gives those that attend the opportunity to get back to what important. Families have the chance to spend a couple of days away from the stress of the commercial holiday events and spend time with their immediate families before all the in-laws and cousins come over and everything goes crazy. This is our most requested event and we always sell out! December is a fantastic time to camp in Florida.

Hot meal on a cold night

 Normally the temperatures a cool and the weather is dry…..not this year! It was cold and wet all weekend, but this did not dampen the spirits of our campers at all! Nearly everyone brought out their furry family members and they brought even more joy to our soggy weekend. We had many hot meals and desserts! There was a lot of hot cocoa and smores. We kept the fire blazing and the conversation interesting. There were quite a few characters in this year’s group!

Some of our group on a hike

It always amazes me the levels of stress we put ourselves through for the holidays. Want to grab a hold of a little more peace ….give us a call. We can definitely bring you back to what is important!

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About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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