For the Love of Camping

Back in February Dan’s* busy season at work was about to end, and we were coming up with fun things to do when it wrapped. Dan’s idea… camping. For those of you who have only known me in my adult life, I know you are thinking this is a stretch. I’m pretty sure Dan (and his family) thought this as well. Then I reminded him that I had actually gifted him a tent for Christmas three years prior with the intent that we use it. I also shared with him that in high school I went on a ten day backpacking trip in Colorado. (Insert Dan’s confused face here.)

Me at the First Waterfall

We coordinated our Outlook calendars and narrowed down the first weekend in April for the camping adventure. After polling friends we selected Cloudland Canyon State Park. It is near the northwest corner of the Georgia border, and just beautiful. The park is incredibly well maintained with a variety of camp site options and hiking trails.

Tent Sweet Tent

We were clearly rookie campers based on our campground neighbors who pretty much had Tom Haverford’s set-up and enough cooking oil to burn the whole place down, but we had a blast. We rate Cloudland Canyon an A+! 


Dan on the Hike


Further proof of my camping skeptics…
State parks rely on donations to maintain and improve the parks we love and enjoy. Donate to Georgia State Parks here!
*Dan is the better half and my favorite travel buddy.

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