It’s no secret, especially by now, that my family and I all look forward to camping well before we actually go. It’s a year-round countdown. When we return home, it’s 358 days until we go again. In January, it’s 3 1/2 months until we can book our next trip. Once the trip is booked, the countdown is constant!
But what makes sleeping “on a rock” (as one grumpy reader called it) and spending a weekend or a week outside so enjoyable that avid campers are buzzing about it all year long?
The idea of getting away from everyday life is probably the most important aspect. Getting away from the job, the hustle and bustle of our routines and taking a break from responsibilities for a short time rank high, too.