We started this "Camp Site" as a place to record our family camping trips. We , Kelly and Me (Brian) started camping soon after our first child was born. We started in a tent and with a Coleman 2-burner stove in the mountains of New Hampshire. We took trips to New York, Massachusetts, and Tennessee with our young daughter, Courtney.
After many camping trips in New England and Tennessee we moved to Tennessee and added to our family. We moved to the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and continued to camp frequently. Our first son Kevin was born and with two kids tent camping was a little harder. We inherited my parents 1984 Skamper 14C Popup Camper. It was in prime condition for being almost 25 years old.
When our family expanded again, with the birth of Colin, we realized that we wanted to upsize our camper. The 8' Skamper Box withdbouble beds was getting a little cramped. Being a fan of popups it was an easy choice to upgrade to a more current model popup trailer and we decided on the Coleman/Fleetwood Utah CP. In April/may of 2010 we again upsized the trailer to a 2010 Dutchmen 29QGS. Now with more room then we ever imagined we are ready for new adventures.
We surrendered the 1984 Skamper to Kelly's mother and her husband, who used it frequently. Now it is in the hands of Kelly's sister's family. Thanks for looking around our campsite and we hope to see you around the fire.
As time has moved on and our enjoyment of the outdoors has expanded we have decided to inculde more than just our popup camping experiences. We are now including trips to the "camp", a small summer cottage in Massachusetts on the water as well as trips to Myrtle Beach and Gulf Shores AL.
We have made another change in our camping arsenal. After the Labor Day debocle of 2009 I don't think my wife would ever go camping with me again if I didn't get a new tow vehicle. So we went out and bought a 2009 Surburan LTZ. It is a nice ride. DVD player, leather, power everything. It is a beauty.
2008 Nights Camped
2009 Nights Camped
2010 Nights Camped
2011 Nights Camped
2008 Miles Towed
2009 Miles Towed
2010 Miles Towed
2011 Miles Towed