I am from Oregon and we as a family really love to camp. We have camped at many different places across the state and we have our favorites and our not so favorite places. We have learned many lessons along the way and as a young couple all we had to do was throw a tent into the car, go to the store and buy chili, hot dogs and beer and we would be good for the weekend.
Now as we have gotten older camping has gotten a lot more complicated especially with 3 kids. We now need more than one tent and now that my wife and I are older we have found out that the deflated air mattress in the morning is very uncomfortable and annoying to fill back up in the afternoon.
We have now resorted to renting an RV or travel trailer when we camp. We can’t quite afford to buy one ourselves so renting is perfect. If you want to rent an RV like us read my page on renting an RV in Portland Oregon. I go over how we go about doing it.
Renting the travel trailer really made our last trip a true luxury for us. That is not what made the trip a really good one. It really helped but it was not the main reason why.
We camped in a really run down place in Eastern Oregon. We were about 3 hours from Portland which is good because it’s never really good being close to a big city. We were on the mighty Columbia river so we were near water which in my opinion is always a necessity when camping because you can always find something to do on the water even if you don’t have a boat or anything. We stayed in an RV park so we had hook ups for the trailer which is awesome.
What really made the trip awesome was being with a bunch of friends and family. It does not matter where you are camping, as long as you are surrounded by a bunch of friends and family you are going to have a good time. And our friends also had a bunch of kids so our kids had an amazing time since they always had someone to play with.
What really made the trip was one of our friends had a ski boat which meant the kids spent hours tubbing and learning how to water ski. With all that activity the kids had no problem falling asleep at night which is always a win for us.
The highlight was the boat owner has it set up to parasail behind the boat. He has his own parachute and process of doing it. He has been doing it behind his boat for years. Two of my kids got to parasail for the first time and it was a really amazing experience for them.
What really made Labor Day memorable was the look on the kids faces as they were doing all the fun activities. What is even better is the talk on the drive home. They were all still so excited about all the fun they had and asking us if we are going to be going back next year.
What really made the camping experience amazing is having the trailer to retire in at the end of the night. I love laying down on a bed inside a structure that protects you from the elements.
We are definitely going back next year and I am going to try and rent the same trailer we did this year because it was absolutely perfect for what we need it for. Whenever you get a chance go out and enjoy nature by camping in it definitely go for it.