I’m currently sitting at the built-in dinette in our new to us 2008 Holiday Rambler thinking about how much I love camping.
Lulu, our rescued beagle mix lays on the couch sleeping off a day of fresh air and hiking. My husband, Craig, is sitting next to her relaxing with his feet up and reading something on his iPad. We are at the end of a week where we experimented with camping while working. Neither one of us liked it.. the working part. Because that’s not really what camping is all about.
The camping part is always great.
Now when I say camping… what I really mean is staying in our motor home in a campground fully hooked-up to electric, water, and sewer. We are definitely NOT roughing it, but we spend way more time outside than if we stayed home. So that’s something, right? 😉
And, not that I feel like I have to explain myself to anyone, but we used to tent camp. That was a million years ago though…. and we’re NOT looking back.
In my opinion, camping is much more than the equipment you use or where you sleep. It’s about choosing to surround yourself with nature, to spend more time outside than in, and to relax more than you work.
It’s filled with both lazy days and days of exploration. When we camp, we wake up without alarms. We don’t keep schedules, but we try to fit in a hike or a waterfall hunt. We don’t rush through meals or have to be anywhere at anytime.
Plus, we can take naps! It’s like a dream life we get to live right now.
Camping gives us a chance to slow down and step away from the noise. Without the noise, there is more time for reading, naps, nature, writing, thinking, cuddling, conversation, and quiet. There’s more time for the stuff that matters.
So tent, pop-up, trailer, motor home, or even a sleeping bag under the stars – if you are doing it right…. it’s camping.