Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Evolution of a Camping Family

Diahn Ott writes in her blog about her family's transition from tent camping to their new RV...

I just have to laugh at us. If you've read here before, you might remember that Dr. SmartyPants and I don't do anything slowly or halfway. We met, married, got pregnant, moved to a new city, started a job and had the baby all before our first anniversary. We have a tendency to move every couple of years. SO. It should come as no surprise that we've done the same kinds of things with our camping gear.

About 3 years ago, we decided to try camping with the boys who were 4 and 5 years old. We borrowed a tent and all the gear from friends and headed out.

Everyone had a ball - we loved it so much we went out and bought our own little tent, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, etc. We used it exactly 2 times.

Now, it wasn't that we didn't like our little tent. Quite the contrary - it was just big enough for the 4 of us and I LOVE tent camping - hearing all the sounds and feeling the breeze through the open windows...heaven. However - on the trip shown above we were encountered with one of the unfortunate realities of tent camping - 4 days of solid rain. We were SOAKED.

On our way home from that trip we decided to stop in at one of the RV dealerships...just to look...
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