Every website has to start somewhere. This not being my first website rodeo, I’ve learned the most important thing to nail down is the tag line. In our case its Camping and RVing At It’s Best. We carefully picked these six words to tell you what this website and podcast are going to be talking about in the future.
Camping and RVing At It’s Best
The Bad Camp Site
Camping and RVing at it’s best starts with planning. Not a big spreadsheet or 3 page to-do list for a weekend trip, but making sure the little things are covered without a lot of stress. A three minute phone call or email to reserve a site could prevent you from being forced to take that last available spot. You know the one. It’s 10 feet down wind from the outhouses.
Convenience Store Prices
Ten minutes of preparation on Wednesday could save you from buying overpriced propane, milk or batteries on the road. Don’t you just hate paying $8.99 for that 4 pack of AAs when you walked buy a sale for the 8 pack just two days ago?
Are those RV payments killing you? It’s hard to relax while you’re camped out when you’re stressed out over the payments on that same RV you bought for rest and relaxation. On the other hand, it’s no easier to enjoy your time off when the smell of mold in the walls is making you ill because you bought that $800.00 special.
The Ruined Weekend
And we’ve all seen this one. An old camp trailer, car or truck, loaded to the hilt with the weekend’s gear. It’s sitting by the side of the road, broken down. Maybe the axle wasn’t serviced for years. Maybe it was severely overloaded. Usually it’s a combination of the two.
What Tom and Kris Go Camping Is Going To Be
Kris and I haven’t seen it all, but we’ve sure seen a lot. We’ve had fantastic times camping, traveling and enjoying family time with our kids. No TV, DVR or smartphones. Just hiking, fishing, rainy day games and having fun.
We’ve also experienced a breakdown or two. We’ve left the van and trailer behind, only to ride home in the back of a friend’s truck. We’ve been in that motor home with the center bath. You know the one. It’s the one with the toilet that constantly backs up and somehow gets the carpet wet. Glad that one was a rental.
On the other side of the coin was our first tent trailer. W could get out of the pickup, unhook the trailer from the truck, push it into place and set it up in ten minutes. We didn’t even have to speak. I went down the Driver’s side and Kris went down the passenger side. We both new the routine well.
Fifteen minutes after we arrived at the campground we were sitting in our camp chairs, sipping wine coolers. The entertainment? Usually a couple trying to get their trailer into the spot across from us. The wife would be out back, waving arms and giving directions. The husband would be going forward and backward trying to figure out if she meant right or left. Now that’s entertainment.
And We’re Not Done
Although we both still work full time, we have big plans for our future when it come to camping and RVing. We currently own a 92 Ford F250 and a slide-in camper. We’ve only had this set up for a couple of months, but it’s already had a seven state, 3,850 mile road trip. In fact, it will see another new state this weekend.
We are excited to share our stories, experience and future dreams and plans with all of you. This is going to be fun.
We’ll be talking to you soon,