GLAMPING: def: Luxury Camping
Ok, so after taking a look at camping forums, I apparently am not a “camper” at all but rather a “glamper”. Yes, the “real” campers made up a word for those of us who prefer air conditioning and a mattress. Yea, whatever! I grew up in Louisiana, home of alligators that walk out of the lake at night and mosquitoes the size of hummingbirds. (not to mention the low temp in the summer is 89-90 degrees)
I suspect those people will never understand my need for air conditioning as much as I will never understand their need to eat trail mix and to wear Tevas. (yes, I said Tevas!) So, here’s the camper! A 2013 Keystone Outback Rear Living with 2 large slides and a small closet slide in the bedroom. It sleeps all six of us and maybe a few guests on air mattresses. We seriously got an amazing deal on it brand new from Southern RV in Bossier City, LA. Dallas dealers seriously couldn’t touch them!
Ok – so maybe it IS a little GLAMPY. (Ask me if I really care!) 🙂
Last summer we packed up friends, kids, dogs, food and hoped for the best! Off to Wright Patman Lake – Clear Springs Park. The first site was A4. We had no idea this site was sitting at the tip of a little peninsula and I was pleasantly surprised by the amazing view. (attempt 1 – score!)
Ok, get ready for the sappy stuff…3, 2, 1,…this view did something for my soul. Waking up first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee knowing everything I adore and love in this world is sleeping in the camper next to me and we will all awake to a view of God’s creation in all it’s glory, made me feel complete. I was speechless and I knew buying this camper and neglecting the dishes at home was the best decision for my family.
We invited some great friends: Shawna, Fred and their two daughter, Hailey & Jordan. (and a friend of theirs from out of town) We had teenagers and “tweens” everywhere. We took over the A4 peninsula and enjoyed every minute. Everything worked as it should with the camper and we have never caught fish there like we did that first day. I suspect that was God’s way to saying – see I told you, just stop and look for Me and I will fill your heart with joy! Well played God!