I admit, I'm not a big outdoorsy type, but I do like going out and camping as long as there are tents and sleeping bags involved. It's not something that we do a ton, but I'd like to do a little more of.
I used to when I was younger. My Man and I used to go camping all the time, and when we had our babies, we'd take them with us.
As I've gotten a bit older sleeping on a cold ground, even on a blow up or foam mattress hurts my body (I have fibromyalgia and My Man has arthritis, although he denies it) and we had a nightmare camping trip in the South when our youngest was a toddler. There was supposed to be a "waterfall" near our campsite, it turned out to be a site that was on different levels (great for a toddler) and the "waterfall" was a drainage pipe. I was miserable and there was a "stream" running through the middle of our campsite and I thought the baby was going to fall into it (of course, she was fascinated by the stream) and I whined and worried the entire time. It was the last time I went camping and probably will be the last time ever.
Vacation shouldn't be harder than real every day life. Camping is. I want a warm, soft King Size bed, room service, a spa, good shopping and a fire place in the room, plus a Jacuzzi and lots of nice Zagat rated restaurants nearby is my idea of a good vacation. My Man's idea of a vacation is living in the mud, like an animal and working all day to secure firewood, food and water. Needless to say, we haven't been anywhere in several years....
I don't...BUT I was once invited camping with a drool-worthy man who thought it would be romantic, and I definitely liked that idea!
I do have to say, I have some nice memories of screwing in the woods or in a tent first thing in the morning (unless, of course, your kids are sharing your tent) and we have had some nice vacations in cabins and cottages, which is about as close as I'm going to get to camping now.
I didn't mind it. Then I didn't like it. I grew up doing it pretty often. Now that I haven't and can't I really want to. My husband refuses says why would he take vacation time to live like the homeless and smell. He lived out in the country for over 10 years! Guess he hated it.