Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Let's Go Camping - Things To Camp In

The August "Let's Go Camping" block by Pat Sloan is called Things to Camp in.  She used some really cute camping fabric that featured camp trailers.  

2018 7 camping block button

I, however, did not have any fabric quite so cute with campers, trailers or tents on it... I chose to go with some fabric that features an assortment of license plates. 

Through out the years and experiences of camping I have camped in tents, pop-up campers, and truck campers.  

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Tents are my least favorite.  There always seems to be a problem when a tent goes up...  It is like it is a rain magnet! Everything would end up wet.  And it usually happened on the last day so that the tent would have to be taken down while still damp.  It would require an additional set up once you returned home so that it could dry properly and completely.  And don't forget that the whole sleeping on the ground thing is highly over-rated!  (Tent photo found on the internet)

Of course, the pop-up camper was nothing more than a tent off of the ground.  The rain thing wasn't quite as bad, but it still required an additional set up to dry properly.  And there were advantages of being off of the ground.

However, in the end it really was just a tent and I did not feel very safe in "Bear Country" and would seldom sleep as I was always listening for wildlife.  {{Have you read my "bear stories" over at Bearpaw Block?  No???  You will certainly get a laugh, but you may understand my concern.}}

When we had the opportunity to purchase the truck camper last year I was excited to be able to enjoy camping again with the security of some hard sides that would offer a bit more protection from wildlife.

We wander the campgrounds after we settle in and wonder in awe of the size of some of the motor homes that we see.  

We giggle at the fact that the people have traveled many miles to enjoy the outdoors and then sit in the comfort of recliners watching a big screen television at night... or even all day sometimes.  Hmmmmm.....

We don't mind being the little dog among all the big dogs at all!

While we are not living it up in the Shangri la or a rolling condo, we have all we need in our teeny, tiny home on the truck.  Maybe in a few years we will make a move into a pull behind trailer... or not.  

So my block may not feature "Things to camp in"... but it could easily represent the states we have camped in. 😀

One of our goals to travel to every state of the United States.  We have several international trips we would like to do some day as well, but for now... we will stick to the Continental US.

What do you like camping in?  

Or where do you like to go camping?

I would love to hear from you... leave a comment!
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  1. So cute! What a great block with the license plates. I don't like camping, I'm a mosquito magnet. Glad you are enjoying!!!

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I tend to be a mosquito magnet as well. Which is why I can usually be found in long pants and a light weight long-sleeved shirt.

    2. Ha, ha, get enough campfire smoke on you and they don't bother you any more. =)

  2. Really cute block with the license plates. I like how you adapted it mentally to the theme. We'd love to host you when you get to North Dakota. You can certainly park your truck camper in our yard but you might enjoy using the guest room for the nights. With 4 boys (all boy scouts) and 1 girl (a girl scout), I've done my share of tent camping and pop-up tent camping. We sold the pop-up because we weren't using it as we preferred the tent. Although, we had to use thick air mattresses the last few times we used it. Now I prefer to "camp" at Super 8 or Days Inn when we travel unless Tu-Na Helper decides to get all fancy and then we'll put down stakes at The Hampton.

  3. Love to see your camping upgrades through the year! Though I'm not into camping, we have considered towing one of those little retro campers. When hubby retires of course!

  4. Your walk down Memory Lane tickled me! I also went camping in a tent and later in a truck camper. Your post made me smile. Thank you!

  5. Cute block. Camping? I got that out of my system when I was 23. Spent the whole summer with my (first) husband biking and camping across the whole USA. Pacific to Atlantic. Tents every night. By the end of the trip I was so stiff I could hardly walk. I don't think 39 years later that the ground is any softer!

    1. Wow! That sounds like quite the adventure... I'm not sure I would have been up for it. Thanks for stopping by!