We were tent campers (read backpacking tents) for 25+ years before buying our first trailer in 1993. Haven't stayed in a tent since then. I have always missed certain aspects of being in a tent, but I always knew it was nostalgic longing rather than a desire to relive the old days. We gave our "new" tent to our youngest daughter this year since she wore out the original backpacking tent that started us on our camping journey.
We put our Sunset Trail on a season lease site this year. Great site, good location and really enjoying the experience. But the site is very difficult to get our trailer in and out of. Enough so I've lost all interest in moving it unless absolutely necessary. I have two trees in exactly the wrong location for backing in.
Our annual family reunion camping trip is this weekend. It's actually close enough to home that we could do day trips to enjoy the good times. However, this was my youngest daughter's first year planning the trip. She might understand if we did day trips, but she would be crushed if we didn't actually camp. I looked into renting a motor home. Way out of my budget for two nights of camping. Never did find a trailer for a reasonable fee. My sister didn't take the bait to have us stay with her in their trailer. No interest in staying in a pop up (long story for another thread). So out I went and bought a tent.
So for the next two nights I'll be reliving the tent camping dream. Weather forecasts have changed from hot and humid with a chance of rain at the beginning of the week to highs of around 80, lows around 60 and dry as of this morning. I wonder if it will be any easier to get up off the ground and out the door in the morning?