Ahhhh, camping in the rain!

I have camped IN THE RAIN and MUD many many times here in Oregon. (groan) I grew up here camping in the rain- and making midnight trips to the outhouse, through the mud, in my jammies. Black plastic awnings so you can play cards at the picnic table. We had to dig a ditch around our tent to keep the rain from pooling under it! It may sound like I am exaggerating, but this is all true.

Last year my husband and I decided that, after using someone's camper trailer, a camper was going to make camping more a reality. I have a personal goal every year to camp at least twice and that is hard for me to do around my husband's schedule and with 3 kids and tent stuff. (Give me a break!) Now I am pregnant, just to add another short person to the mix! That makes six of us.

We just bought a camper trailer. (yippee!) Now I can take all my children camping with, or without, my husband. We will be dry! And quite safe, too. This is really free-ing for me. I feel like I just won some big prize!

I am not talking about TVs, satellite, cable, spa tub, loud music. Just something that you can lock at night, have prepacked with all the crud, and dry when it rains.

Camping! The way it should be!

Here is what ours looks like!

These can be bought for 20% off the msrp, but they start off really inexpensive, so that is good for everyone! Especially when you factor in how much your vacations cost you. See different models here: Jayco.



  1. Congrats! I bet you'll love having the camper! We had friends with one, and they used it all the time, even at home.


  2. We are campers, who after a bad experience (for me) decided to go the popup camper route. We love it. It is so nice to experience the outdoors without so much of the headache and planning. Congrats on the camper!

  3. Wow, those look nice. I can imagine NOT wanting to go camping in the rain. lol


  4. Nice to catch up on your blog again Kajsa! Congrats on the tent trailer! I'm sure it will be so nice. When I was about twelve my family spent most of a summer in California living in a tent trailer- mom, dad, and five kids! It was great fun for the kids, maybe not so exciting for my parents. (We lived in Canada, my Dad got super sick in Mexico and basically had to work in CA to be able to afford to get back home!) We have an old tent trailer that someone gave us when we were first married. It makes camping with the kids so much easier, although it's starting to fall apart, so I don't know how many more summers we'll have it. I'll look forward to hanging out more with you on the camping trip in a few weeks.

    Bless you!