My most horrible memory re camping with kids was the night the a/c went out in our motorhome. Youngest was about 18 months old. I spent the entire night fanning him to sleep. As soon as I stopped fanning he'd wake up and cry.
This was at cowhide cove on Lake Greeson, BTW.
Camping with young 'uns? BTDT. I much prefer adult camping. Our motto is still; Our RV entertains a dozen, but only sleeps TWO.
We even bought our RV with the idea it'd be just us. One must walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom. I have no problem with that. Even if, on a rare occasion someone stays overnight with us, we don't plan to be swinging from the light fixture in our birthday suits.
In all seriousness, I understand and respect those of you who love camping with your children. We've just moved beyond that. We prefer the peace and solitude of reaching the age where we can, again, just enjoy each other's company.
We have a couple we are very close friends with, our age, who we camp with frequently. We are kindred spirits and thoroughly enjoy their company and vice versa. This is the couple we're spending Thanksgiving with at Catherine's Landing in Hot Springs. This is totally new for us, to do something "just for us" during a holiday. Is it selfish? Some might think so and that's ok with me too.
We think we've earned the right to *be* a bit selfish now and then, at our age.
P.S. Comment from DH:
Protecting and guarding our time as an adult couple is no more selfish than protecting and guarding our time as parents with our children, no matter whether they're 18 months, 13 years, or 32 years old.
There's an old saying; the best thing you can do for your children is to make time to maintain the relationship between their parents.