From the bloggers at Everything About RVing.
My grandparents owned a travel trailer when I was a kid. I can still remember watching them load up before heading South for the winter, and thinking how awesome it would be to load up and hit the road just like them! However, my parents never were much for camping.
I did get to tent camp quite a bit as a kid though; thanks to Boy Scouts. As I grew up I continued tent camping, usually about 15-20 nights/year. When I met my wife, she and I continued to tent camp; many times in less than desirable weather! We have survived some serious storms, and straight line winds here in Kansas. And if you’ve ever camped here, you know there are not a lot of trees around the lakes to provide shade or wind protection. Hot summer camp-outs were just that HOT!
As our family grew, we continued to tent camp, though not as regularly as we had in the years past. We still made it around 10 night/year or so, but having kids, and DOGs, made tent camping less and less fun. Not to mention, we had amassed so many various camping supplies that had to be loaded/unloaded, setup/taken down, etc., that camping became a part time job. Not so much fun for dad anymore. Then there are the obligatory storms that blow through in the middle of the night, destroying the new tents and such.. Good times!
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