I LOVE camping - one summer we bought a new tent trailer and the three (hubby, our son and I) of us went camping several times each summer.
It was so much fun. We had a favorite destination that we towed the trailer to each summer.
Then I got sick and after a year or so we sold it. I was really sad - I look back on those years we camped and it seems like another life... it’s a strange feeling when you look back and all these years have passed but you feel like you’ve just stayed in the same place...hard to describe.
Then I look in the mirror and see time has marched on... lol.
I like camping in the natural/wilderness ares vs "family campgrounds". It was hard to do with my wrenched spine, better now, but I need several sleeping pads.
When your within reach of natures beauty, camping can be an awesome experience. Many people in "scenecly" boring areas or hot humid areas (the south) might never experience it, unless they dont mind driving far.
It was a short, wet summer again (all three months of it). Snowed in May, and this fall has been brutal, already snowed, and will snow next week. Im not ready for winter yet. I hope to go camping next summer. Two falls ago I went up by Canada, fours days..........went from 50F down to 30F at night, then snowed on the way home. Four falls ago went to the same place and woke to scattered ash falling like snow from a forest fire.......changed plans ASAP lol. No people there, no lives endangered.
Rustic campgrounds are getting filled up earlier with higher camping fees. I wouldn't mind making a camper van on a budget, possibly disguised as a utility maintenance vehicle (with magnetic fake company names) , so I can discreetly park - on forest land, or in town along the way..
Some people go snow camping- just wow.......not for me. Hiking frozen rocky (shallow) creeks is cool though. Never know what the weather will do..... I remember America in 87-88 as the hot, drought years- thats when global warming became a "thing" talked about