Category: Camping and Travel

Twas the Night Before Campsmas…

Last summer, as we wrapped up our midwest vacation from Houston to Wisconsin and back, I looked at our camper, I looked at my family, and I looked to my exhausted soul. I needed a vacation from my so-called vacation. And let’s be honest. It wasn’t really a vacation....

How We Campsgiving

Our first Thanksgiving in Texas, Jeff’s parents came down from Michigan to help us celebrate a traditional family holiday in our new home. They were our first official visitors, and while the visit was short, it was wonderful to see them and to not feel like we had essentially...

A Test Run Vacation

We learned that we can do at least three days of road tripping with the camper. My husband arrived exhausted (I refuse to drive with the camper attached because it is one of the few times I will readily admit that my husband really is the better driver and...

Camper Living vs Camper Camping

Camper living is living life (school, work, food, sleep) but doing it in a tight space, made all the tighter by the number of bodies placed in the camper. Camper camping is an escape from everything: technology, work, school, household chores, etc. ...

Back to Nature, Back to My Family

Six weeks after we moved out of our camper and into our house, we were poised to finally venture back into the camper for a weekend trip. We were going to go hiking, the kids were going to go biking, and we were going to enjoy some quality time...