We had an amazing Labor Day weekend.
For the past umpteen years we have been camping with some really close friends and their family in Eastern Oregon. We are from the Portland Oregon area so to drive to a really small town and go camping is a really big deal.
We have been going to this event for years and we always camped in a tent and I have no complaints about doing that. But as we get older and our family gets larger tent camping gets more difficult. So for the second year we rented an travel trailer or as some may like to call it an RV.
When renting an RV or travel trailer in Oregon you have many different ways of doing so. Check out my page on Oregon RV Rentals to see the best ways and places to rent an RV in Oregon.
Renting a travel trailer has been a game changer for us. It makes everything so much easier. All we do is show up at the campground and a travel trailer shows up gets set up and we get to enjoy it for the weekend. It’s absolutely glorious especially when you see everyone around you sweating like crazy and stressing out about getting their trailer set up and taken down correctly. I know this sounds mean but it’s so nice to know that it is set up of you correctly especially when I know nothing about the whole process.
What is really nice is being able to have a kitchen to prepare food. We always have a big communal dinner for two of the nights so to have our own space was awesome. And one of the nights the theme was to make something Asian themed and we won the prize for the most original. We made a desert sushi. What that consists of is a rice crispy treat wrapped in a fruit by the foot with Swedish Fish on top. It was a hit and since there were so many kids on this trip we got all the kids to vote for us.
What was really great was to have a place for the kids to go to sleep that was safe and out of harms way and that was secluded so they do not hear all the fun we were having around the campfire.
Another great thing about having the trailer was the peace of mind knowing that no matter what mother nature threw at us we would be well protected. We have had years where it was rain and windy most of the time and years like this year where it was blazing hot. With a heater and a roof over our head we are prepared for the bad weather and with an air condition unit attached we are prepared for the blazing hot weather.
We actually had an incident where a suspicious car drove through the campground and I was really pleased to know that my kids were well protected sleeping in the trailer as the car went about the camp ground.
As you can tell I am a huge fan of renting an RV or travel trailer. I would highly recommend you try it yourself sometime.