This article is written by Kathy McClure
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I don’t “mind’ tent camping necessarily, but ask me to do it with little kids and my head gets overwhelmed with stress. Up until this point (our kids are 2, 4 and 6), I have kindly said no. However, I know my husband likes it, I see the positives and fun points in it, and I can get excited about it more now that the kids are a little older.
A couple of months ago, I felt compelled to give it a try. When I mentioned it to my husband he was thrilled. Well, that was after he just about fainted in shock, but needless to say, he said yes right away!
We found a local deal for only $20/night. I had no clue what it costs to go camping, but I thought that was a pretty frugal rate for our first time trying camping out together as a family! I loved that it had a pool (we love to swim!), was near a creek and there were other tourist activities to do in the area, like the Toy Train Museum, if we wanted to. Plus, we weren’t too far from home if things did go really wrong and we had to cut our trip short.…