One of the coolest parts about camping and traveling is meeting and spending time with so many awesome people from all different walks of life. Jarrett and I were thinking about how neat it would be to profile some of the people we meet up with on our camping adventures. So last month we kicked off a new feature that we dubbed “Faces of the Campground.” It is our hope that you will be inspired as we take a peek into the lives of people just like you who love to go camping–in all its many forms!
This month we are spotlighting Bob and Kristin from Ohio. Bob and I go way back: Our dads were college buddies, and our families have kept in touch throughout the years. We were towheaded toddlers when our parents first took us to Disney World. And I can still remember the time our families met up at an Ohio state park (we are pretty sure it was Hueston Woods). Bob’s family stayed in their RV (I remember being rather envious that they had a cool camper) while my family stayed in a cabin (which was “roughing” it for my non-camping family :)).
Today Bob and Kristin, who also grew up camping as a kid, camp with their two young children in a Jayco fifth wheel. Last fall while visiting Ohio’s Amish country, we finally had a chance to bring our two families together–marking a new generation of camping and fellowship.
What does a typical camping trip look like for you? We’re into relaxing, touring, just about anything while camping. We have camped with family, friends, and by ourselves.
Why do you look forward to camping? To get outside and get a break from the day to day.
Share your favorite camping experience: Camping on Hunting Island, in South Carolina. The campground is right on the beach without surrounding businesses or distractions.
Do you have a story that you could share about a camping mishap? The transmission in our truck roasted itself because it didn’t have an adequate transmission cooler installed while we were in Georgia … on our honeymoon.
What was your favorite place you ever camped? After Hunting island, Jekyll Island in Georgia would probably be a close second.
Thanks so much Bob and Kristin for sharing a little bit of your camping story with us! Look for more “Faces of the Campground” profiles to come each month!