One of the main reasons we bought a travel trailer 3 years ago was to take to the homeschool conventions we attend each spring. The big side benefit, of course, was for regular camping and leisure travel. Our camping season typically runs from April through October, and we had hoped to take the trailer out one weekend before time for my first "away" homeschool convention. Due to health issues and Lyle's job situation, that didn't work out this year... so our first "camping" trip of the season will be this weekend, at an RV park in Seattle!
Staying in an RV park is not our favorite kind of "camping" although it probably is the most convenient, with full hook-ups and often luxurious amenities. The sites are usually pretty close together, though, and it "feels" an awfully lot like staying in a parking lot! For a homeschool convention or something like that, though, it is ideal. We aren't there for the camping experience, and it's nice to be able to take "all the comforts of home" along with us.
The Christian Heritage convention that we'll be attending this weekend does allow folks to park their trailers on the premises for free. We tried that last year, and it didn't work out so well for us, so this year we've decided to just go ahead and stay at an RV park for convenience.
Lyle and the kids have cleaned the trailer, and the beds are made up. Now I just need to stock it with groceries and I think we'll be good to go!
Watch for more camping adventures coming soon! (We hope!)