Twice (3 years apart), for Thanksgiving, at Lake Amistad we boondocked for 3 days. We baked a pumpkin pie, cooked the turkey (cornbread stuffing), mashed potatoes, brown gravy, sweet kernel corn, green beans, clover dinner rolls, special-recipe fruit salad, etc. We ate big on Thanksgiving Day, and fished the other two.
I scanned an ole photo:
Obviously, we are experts at saying something when nothing needs to be said. Speaking for myself, of course.
My next campground will be Potters Creek, 35 miles north. But, I wish I could afford to drive my motorhome to Sleepy Hollow (my sister lives downriver from there).
Today, Thanksgiving, the weather is wonderful. The high will be 60 degrees, and the low around midnight will be 40. Our schedule is for a long walk with the dogs (3 miles), and also a bit of cooking. We have wonderful neighbors, and we will be having dinner at their house. A number of friends will be there (we all bring something).
Buying a car is an experience alright. When we went to buy one,.... I wanted a XTS. DW said the seat was too low, couldn't get in/out of it. She tried getting in/out of several, and found one she liked. I pretended to be happy:
I'm NOT gambling! I camp there because Diamond Jack's in Bossier has full hookups for $30, and Bossier is where my BIL and SIL live. Also, there's bass fishing in the river.
We go in the casino to see the people and drink the free margaritas. Naturally, I kinda feel like dropping a few dollars in their slot machines,.....as payment for the hospitality.
Camping is what it's all about, right?
My wife and I love to go camping next door to the casinos. It's the most convenient way to go camping and casino-ing on the same trip,....comfortable too:
Needless to say, we only lasted a few years,.....FULLTIMING.
BUT, now we have a house with closets, cabinets, attic, and 3-car garage that are plumb FULL. PLUS, our big motorhome is still full to the brim.
Actually, I'm equally as guilty. Sometimes I wonder how it would be if we could afford like a 30-room mansion (with large closets of course)????
OK I concede. It's acceptable to call it camping regardless of how you do it.
But, I gotta tell you (because I did it), graduating from sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag,....all the way to sleeping in king-size bed(inside the comfort of your camper) makes you realize the broad spectrum of the subject definition:
When push comes to shove, the simplest explanation is this:
"Camping" is by definition temporarily stopping/staying in some place other than one's home base- doesn't really matter what kind of shelter is involved. From tent to Prevost: if it's a temporary thing it's a camp.
Francesca - in one concise all-inclusive single sentence I think you nicely nailed it. Well stated!!
... It covers what the early pioneers were doing in their wagon trains, it covers mountaineering base camps, it covers backpacking camps, it covers canoeing camps, it covers hunting camps, it covers oil and gas field worker camps, and it covers wherever any kind of RV is parked other than storage.
(Ooooops ... what do call what a boater is doing whenever they're living on their boat, temporarily here and there, while still keeping a land home?)
OK, call it whatever you want. Ssoooo, THIS is my fish camp (on wheels). About 10 years ago I wrote a check for $170,000 in order to pay for it. According to your opinion, this is my way of going camping.
Personally, I prefer to use a different description.
Did we kinda lose track of the questions that Rough2000 raised?
In order to conquer fear you must first have some.
And yes, there is such a thing as security lights.
And, nobody can tell me if I can or can't go camping/RVing.
The most dangerous animal is man,....so be afraid.