Just got back from a miserably hot camping trip. The river is low, seen more alligators here recently than I remember in the past. A small one followed my cork/float while fishing shallow, the humidity was unbelivable, the water was so-so warm. But a bad day fishing is better than a good day working so.....
Anyone else a camping enthusiast? How do you do it?
I love RVing and/or tent camping but when I do it's pretty much glamping. Got the canopy tent that I sewed a secured opening into to prop the a/c. No power, got the free standing generator. When in the motorhome I still drag my 3 canopies along (10 x 10, 12 x 12 and a 10 x 20), tent, sidewalls and set up for family and friends plus always a crazy outdoor kitchen to boot that we plug everything into the rv generator if sharing the same site or off grid. Oh, most importantly.... Don't forget the bar, even have a mini fridge.
What's your favorite adventure(s). I love camping anywhere near water so we can fish. Fresh water we like to set hooks and go up slews or little lakes...but I don't like the taste of fresh water fish. Now in salt water we like to go offshore (gulfstream) and catch tuna, grouper, snapper, etc.... which I love to eat. Winter/fall time we go to off road parks and always have a fire going. We carry the four-wheelers, side by side, and everyone has a truck they are willing to swamp just to be pulled out. Lot's of spirits do this to you.
So if you camp what's your fav? Where is your favorite spot? On salt water/beach, fresh water lakes, ponds, rivers, set up hunt camps or to the off-road parks? East Coast, West Coast, Gulf, Mountains? Do you hike?
Would love to hear from my fellow enthusiasts how you roll
I like hiking in northern CA...Humboldt County especially.
I can do tents but prefer a real bed and a hot shower after a long day hiking. I'll take a basic hotel over buying an RV for convenience, though. Easier to fly from LA into SFO or ACV and rent a car (or share a car a friend or relative has there).
Some fishing at a family lake house in Quebec but nothing exciting...bass and perch mostly.
Oh yes, the bed. There's no place like home.......I always sleep good while camping but our home bed is the best. And I miss my tub. We only have a shower in the rv which is nice and big but the tub feels so good after being away from it. No place like home, I guess that's why I carry so much darned stuff with us. I set up and break camp by myself for the most part, but that's my funtime to me.