Let’s Talk About Camping

It’s that time of year again where I start getting excited about the beach and camping. We will head down to the coast sometime in March to Summer-ize our camper. We will hook it up, flush the lines and stock it with linens. We usually wait until after we move our clocks up an hour so we can enjoy more daylight in the afternoons.

Right now we have a 34 ft Puma Camper with a large slide, two bedrooms and full bath. We love it but we are thinking about selling it for something else. I want a front kitchen with stand alone table and chairs and he wants a back bathroom and two recliners instead of a single sofa like we have now. 
We plan to stay within 28 to 34 ft. depending on the layout. But all this will not happen until at least after this year. 

We keep our camper down at the beach because we love the campground we stay at and do not want the hassle of pulling it with down there and back several times a year. We are 200 miles away. 

BUT I WANT...a small camper to keep at home to use for a weekender at other campgrounds around here or the mountains a time or two. Then I start selfishly thinking about myself and what I like. I like small cozy places, so when I think of tiny campers, I start dreaming of one. I mean, if it’s pretty outside, we never say inside the camper anyway except to sleep. We set up chairs outside to enjoy our day. Nick would do a pop up camper but he is not interested in hearing my other ideas. Below are a few for example. But again they are just some of the fun dreams in my head. 

I love these little Scamps.

I have never been Tent Camping but if I did, I would want it to be like this.

However, I do have a SUV so this would work perfect for me.
I would love to get all the cozy figured out.

And to be on the safe side incase of bad weather, is always a way to combine both the suv and tent.

The.first thing people start thinking about when you mention camping in tents, cars or mini campers is “where do you use the bathroom?”. Well, I’m only thinking as far a just a night stay somewhere and I know how to squat in the woods, but in all seriousness, they do make porta potties.

But if you really want to rough it...There are always the DIY way.

So see, I’m easy to please.
All my husband has to do is say “let’s go camping outdoors” and I could come up with some cheap ideas.
Don’t get me wrong though. I like luxury, but I’m also poor.

Oh wait.... I just thought of something...
I have one of these screen house tents in my attic right now. 


Maybe I can get Nick to do some back yard camping this summer.
Just maybe. 


  1. I enjoyed this read. Yep camping and out doorsy living comes in all shapes and sizes. We have covered the gambit and can settle for about ANY style. We tried and liked the motor home style. The big draw back to the motor home is the tags and insurance. After about 22 years living in the Motor home we are dreading leaving our close, convient and cozy RV, for the stickbuilt home. You sure caused a lot of memories as I read this entry. SWEET!
    Sherry & jack

  2. It’s been too long since we’ve been camping. I do have a camper section on my Pinterest page.

  3. I love all of your ideas! We love to use the camper too and need a new one. Thinking about camping now, see what you've made me do? Just kidding but we've had great times camping out.
    Hope you find just the right one..

  4. These are so cool, I love the little scamps as well! It has been a long time since I’ve been camping. I’ve been tent camping twice and I am not a fan but I love little campers!

  5. The bucket is pretty clever, at least.

  6. Those little campers sure are cute.

  7. How awesome to have a large camper at the beach! and I do love those little campers, too. I look forward to reading more of your camping adventures. Can we have a tour of your camper, I'm always fascinated by how they are set up, and the personal touches people add to them.

  8. i loved seeing those clever ideas. all have a comfy cozy feeling.

  9. I used to absolutely love camping, and I would one day love to get another camper....however it's not in the budget or the cards right now, sadly.

  10. I am a camping girl! I love the woods and find it very peaceful. I am talking camping not "glamping" where you get a hotel and then hike in the woods...LOL I love the sound of your camper and I just enjoy being in nature and having a fire. It is the girl scout in me. Sounds awesome that you have it near the beach! We only tent camp as we dont have a camper, and I do have to have an air bed due to my condition and I still wake up sore!
    Happy Friday Lisa!
    jess xx

  11. Oh wow you are an expert when it comes to camping Love all the options here You thought about everything It made camping look amazing have fun xoxo Cris