It’s camping season – and this year, we’re going to hit up as many campgrounds as we can during the summer months. Campgrounds in Jasper National Park, at Rocky Mountain House, in Waterton, Dinosaur Park and some closer to home, with all of the amenities that make getting out of the city for the weekend easy (and quick).
Usually, you’ll find us in a tent. With so many things to bring with us. Flex, full. Thule, full. After all, I was under the impression that camping in a tent was the only way to camp – so we needed all the ‘extras’ to make it a comfortable experience.
That is, until we tried glamping in an RV. There’s something to be said about not having to wake up in the middle of the night and find the washroom at the campground for your four-year-old (especially if you’re directionally challenged) or, sleeping in a real bed while your kids have a camp out on the bunk in the back of the RV, glow stick party and all.
Swaying me, was the whole ‘you’ve got a fridge, to keep those mocktails, and prosecco for your ‘best friend camping beside you’ cold. Plus, the whole ‘you forgot to bring salt, pepper and seasoning’ so you can freeze the steaks for your next weekend out of town.
These things combined, with the fact that the kids have a place to hang out on those inevitable rainy days when you’re camping in June – have started to make me think about camping in a new light. Getting ready to go back out this weekend, I only had to pack clothes for the kids, stock the fridge and a few of the new fun things to play with we found on a shopping tip for new life jackets, yesterday. Everything else was there, packed ready for us to leave – from the dishes and cutlery in the cupboards, to games and toys for the kids, and extra blankets in storage drawers.
It was simple.
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