Please Don’t Hate Me…

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But I officially want a camper.

Some of you who are hardcore campers might strongly dislike this statement. However, hang in there with me for a moment as I explain.

You might notice that Jason and I didn’t take one camping trip this summer (our backyard campout doesn’t count), or for that matter, this year. Camping has become too much work given our current home setup. No garage means that all of our gear is stored in our basement – our nasty, old, limestone basement with a narrow staircase. Bringing our gear upstairs becomes a major ordeal.

While I have enjoyed camping in our tent (surprisingly), it does take a little more time to set up our campsite. When we go camping, we don’t want to go just down the road – we want to travel. However, we don’t want to get stuck setting up in the dark, so we have to get on the road earlier. This usually means taking a day (or two) off of work. Don’t get me wrong – I have no problem using vacation time. The issue is that Jason and I have different vacation policies at work (I have more flexibility and time than he does), and we have to be careful to not wreck our bigger summer vacation plans.

It would be lovely to leave work on a Friday, go home, grab our duffle bags, hook up a camper, and hit the road. Having the ability to store some (if not all) of the gear we need right in the camper sounds fabulous, too.

Jason and I plan to start saving soon so we can camp more often.

Did you know they make A-frame campers? I didn’t…until now. 🙂



In my dreams…


Speaking of dreams…Minimalist and very cool.


I’ll keep you posted on the future of my camper dreams 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Please Don’t Hate Me…

  1. iris

    One solution is to reduce the amount of stuff you need to go camping…or to get a tent that you don’t mind setting up in the dark. A lot of the backpacking tents that are self-supported take next to no time to set up and are super easy.

  2. Lacey

    I would have never ever considered a camper… Then we had a kid. Camping with a toddler has challenges, and last year, when she couldn’t walk yet… Whew, no fun. Now I’ve been thinking about campers as an alternative. I love Airstreams (but not the pricetag). That popup tent style is super cool!

    1. Laura Post author

      I was so sad that we didn’t get out camping last summer, but it takes extra work and time to haul our camping gear up from our basement. I would love to come home on a Friday, hook up a camper, and take off. An Airstream would be a dream, but the price definitely hurts.


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