Parker County Today July 2017 - Page 67

So with this in mind, I would like to tell you about our latest hobby — camping. Now, camping is an interest- ing hobby. As with most hobbies, it has its good points as well as a few bad points. I’ll list some here, for all you potential campers out there. First of all, camping has become a very popular pastime. More than 45.6 million people took a camping trip at least once last year. Just drive down the road and start counting the number of camping trailers you see. In Texas we have a great resource in the Texas State Park campgrounds. Excellent areas to tent camp or to trailer camp. (Just don’t try to go on weekends or holidays, but that’s another subject.) They have water, electric and in some cases, sewage hook- ups, as well as nice restrooms and shower facilities. Hiking trails, lakes, fishing and usually great scenery. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, here is the rest of the story. Before you take the plunge, there are definitely some things to think about. Here goes... I’m going to go here with trailer camping. You certainly Continued on page 70 Breakfast somehow always tastes better served outdoors in the clear, fresh air of a campsite. 65