Years ago, we took our first family camping trip to a nearby camp ground. It rained heavily for 12 hours straight which was not fun, since we were IN A TENT.
The camp ground is located right beside an amusement park and that was going to be the main event of our weekend. We scrambled to find some indoor activities for our young children; they were 4 & 2 at the time–NO LUCK.
The weekend was salvaged when the clouds parted and the sun made an appearance at dinner time. The campground became alive with families and pets and while the experience was somewhat exasperating, the weekend sparked something in my husband.
Ever since that trip, he has been putting a bug in my ear about buying a new-to-us pop-up camper.
Honestly, it was not high on my priority list as I was still having bad flashbacks of our first trip and our really big newbie mistake, so over the years as my husband would show me used campers that he found online, I pretty much ignored him.
About 2 weeks ago, he passed a pop-up camper with a for sale sign sitting in someone’s front yard located not far from our house. He was pretty fired up when he walked through our door to tell me about it, so I agreed to go take a look at the camper.
To make a long story short–WE BOUGHT A CAMPER.
It’s a 1998 and the previous owners took very good care of it. It sleeps 4. It has an oven, AC and a porta-potty, that we will only use in night time emergencies. I’ve instructed my husband to only look for camp grounds with bathrooms.
We’ve had it a week and my husband has slept in it every night since. Seriously, I’m getting a little worried that he’s coming back into the house to sleep. To say that he is excited is an understatement.
And now we are planning our first trip with the camper. He found a camp ground not too far away with lots of hiking trails nearby, so we will be taking the dog too. The girls are over the moon excited and I admit that I am too, but now I need to plan our menu for the trip. We will have a camp fire and we will take a portable grill. So, I need your help:
Do you camp? What are your favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas? I need easy ideas, but I don’t want to rely on hot dogs which both of my daughters requested.
Bloggers, please leave any links in the comments. I started a Camping Recipes Pinterest board that is just waiting to be filled up with awesome ideas.