This one's for you Trail! LOL I saw your response on the tanning thread when I said I'd start a camping thread. Would you believe, I don't think I have a single picture of us camping? OR OUR FOOD??!!! You are cracking me up on the food! Hee!!
Anyhoo - Any other fellow campers out there? I know on the tanning thread camping somehow came up. I know someone mentioned they could not sleep in a tent, etc. As much as we enjoy camping, we do not camp in a tent or sleep on the ground. Yes I know, we are not roughing it. I'll be the first to admit that we camp with many comforts of home. For our 25th anniversary we decided to gift each other with a camper (pull behind travel trailer). We also decided if we were going to get use out of our camper, we would be sleeping comfortably, so had a queen size mattress custom fit to the platform bed in the camper. The camper has a bathroom with a shower, kitchen with appliances, heat and AC, etc. However many places we camp do not offer full hook-up so we've used AC rarely (other things run off gas and/or battery). Plus, we prefer camping in spring and fall.
We do not camp at campgrounds that we call "concrete camping". You know, campgrounds full of concrete, pools, wi-fi, cable hook-up, etc. We love many of the state parks, national parks, etc. that type place. A couple of weeks ago we camped at the base of the Smoky Mountains here in TN.
Trail, just for you, food info. On this past trip we were close enough to home that we had some friends coming up one evening to eat and hang out. On the morning we left, I made a potato casserole before leaving home. I took honey glazed ham (sliced), and made deviled eggs there in the camper. Also cooked up a pot of green beans before leaving home. Add rolls, iced tea and chocolate cake (our friends brought), and that evening we had a great meal! We also took stuff to grill and snack on for other meals. We have a camp stove and also take a grill. Most of the time, unless it's pretty cool out, I will not cook much in the camper so as not to heat it up. There is a microwave in there. You should have seen us Thanksgiving weekend. We had the family to our house for Thanksgiving dinner. We camped in the same area (smoky mountains), so once our guests were gone and we'd cleaned everything up, I packed up all our yummy thanksgiving left-overs and that was the bulk of our eats for the next couple of days!! LOL I was able to just heat things up. We like roasting wienies and marshmallows over the campfire. Breakfast is wonderful cooked outside.
Many times we will camp near water - creeks, lake, etc. Many creeks in the mountain area. Most of our state parks will have a lake. So there is fishing, boating, etc. Some areas we camp we just hang out at the campsite, relaxing, enjoying nature, etc. Others there are scenic areas to drive/hike, etc. (such as the mountains). We enjoy that. There's one particular state park we go to that we usually will drive into a nearby city and go antiquing. There can be as much or as little as you want to do.
Okay, let's hear from other campers here!!