Monday, April 5, 2010

The unhappy camper...or maybe not?


This Northwest, coffee drinking, rain loving, flip flops in 50 degree weather mom hates camping! Several years ago my husband and I had purchased a trailer and became weekend warriors, hitting a new state park every weekend. After the season we had overloaded ourselves on camping, broke down a couple of times and we decided to sell the trailer we only had for a year.

Fast forward several years and two kids later and we have decided to try again! My husband has bugged me for months that he wants to buy a trailer to take the kids camping. "Rent One!" I suggest. But after some discussion and research we have decided to take the plung and become outdoorsman. Needless to say I would much rather be spending my weekend in a lush hotel with a pool and maid service, but I suppose spending some quality time with the family in the dirt, eating BBQ and hiking through the woods won't hurt. I'll still be taking plenty of vacations without a trailer in tow.

After spending a couple of weeks in search of the "perfect" trailer we finally found the one and are headed to purchase it today. With many things to consider such as length, weight, slideouts, bunkhouse, and whether to buy new or used; it can be a tough decision. It wasn't hard for me though to choose a new trailer, with their innovative features such as; flat screen TV, full kitchen, electrical gadgets and all the ameneties you need to feel like your in a hotel in the woods (except I'm the maid).

So our new travel adventures on the road will begin soon. Stayed tuned for my upcoming blog on our first camping trip. Two small kids in atrailer in the woods, Oh boy, this is going to be fun! ShareThis

7 comments:

marissa said...

have fun with the new camper. Hopefully you'll rediscover what you liked orginally about camping, lucky for me my hubby is too cushy to want something like that

Crystal said...

Thanks Marissa! You are my VERY first comment on my Brand new blog that is still under construction! I hope you'll come back soon to see it when it's all done and I have lots more travel stories to tell.

Life Without Pink said...

My husband wants an RV! He is so funny. I foresee a lot of camping days in my future. With two boys I have to suck it up and become one of the guys, which I don't mind at all ;)

Julie said...

Man, my husband is the outdoorsman, he goes backpacking with his dad every summer, the real deal lol...not my thing at all lol. Growing up we went camping all the time, but we had one of those pop up trailers, we LOVED it!!

Allison said...

We take our kids camping every year. I grew up camping with a trailer but my husband is more the tent type. We have had 3 successful trips and may do two trips this year. I have 3 kids now and they are 5,3, and 1. We have had lots of fun and usually go with another family to share the work and make it more fun. Last year there were 6 adults and 9 kids under 5. Good Times!!!

Kristi said...

Love your posts, especially those about WA State Park camping...you should organize a category just for them so we don't have to go searching for them by month.

Travelers Barista said...

Thanks Kristi! Actually if you go to the TOP LEFT of my website it is categorized by Destination and 'CAMPING' is one of them, or you can go to WA state which is where we do most of our camping thus far. OR you can use the review tab and go to the bottom of the page which list the campgrounds all together. Thanks for the comment and I'll definitely write more camping posts very soon!

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