My first RV memory was actually last year, 2009. My partner of 8 years had started looking for a camper in the latter part of 2008. When it was mentioned to me, I was so opposed and thought “camping?” why on earth would you want to buy a camper. I had not camped since I was a small child, which was just tent camping. In May of ’09, we bought a ’72 Shasta from an elderly couple and I was convinced to help clean it up, which it was in great shape to begin with, but I started to clean all the while knowing I had no desire to camp, that had been my attitude through many a conversation.
The first camping trip was schedule for July 4th weekend at Four Paws Campground in Rutherfordton, NC. I was really skeptical about going. We loaded up everything we needed and our 3 pugs and headed for camping. I just knew this would be a long, boring weekend.
I was so amazed, I had a wonderful time and it was a blast. We met so many people and made such good friends. It was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to go back. Camping is just undescribable, I never thought our fellow campers could be so nice. And to meet people from all over and so many different personalities. I thoroughly looked forward to the Spring season to arrive so we could hit the road again. We bought a more updated travel trailer this year and that makes it all the better. The pugs love to travel and this is such a great way to vacation with them. Bring on the camping!!!!
Submitted by Joseph Hardy of Mocksville, NC as a part of the RV Centennial Celebration “Share Your Favorite RV Memory” contest.
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