The cool part of this idea would be that if you wanted to investigate other camping sites in the area youre in, say if you only have time to camp out close to home on a quick weekend, then you could hit your state/territory and see where others are camping out and what they have to say about it. Many of our camping trips are local unless we have a long weekend that we can go a little further. I know there's been some new camping areas that have gone up in the last couple of years around here and I would like to either post an experience or read about someone else's experience about it. It would be a good way to promote or demote areas that deserve such recognition.
The idea came about from a conversation that I had with a couple that we hang out with on the weekends and they keep tell us all about the extravagant places they've vacation at. I asked them about where in Colorado they've gone to on vacation and they tell me that they haven't at all. ??? I mention Grand Lake, they've never been there, Durango...not there either. Steamboat Springs...nope, Estes Park...nada. Now i'm not saying that Colorado is THE place to go because I know each state has something worth seeing. However, as others may agree, perhaps taking short vacations within the state could teach someone quite a bit about the area and not to mention the benefit of being able to entertain those family members that stop off at your doorstep and are looking for things to do.
I know that i don't know everything about Colorado, but I can at least make suggestions to visitors and residents alike and I would love to read their's all the same. I live so close to Wyoming and I would love to do some camping up there sometime. If we had this section to chose from, I could pop into the Wyoming section and see what folks have to say or I could post something about an experience I had there.
I have noticed that Forest River Forum has grown to be much more then a place to talk about just Forest River Products. There is a true sense of a community here and with all that I have read and learned so far, I would hope that more people would be interested in joining and adding in their two cents when it comes to helping out or mentioning new discoveries. But in order to grow within the site, there has to be something to draw the attention to it. Such as when someone "googles" a county park or state park and find something mentioned about it within this forum (which ironically is how I found it).
This idea was not meant to segregate anyone, but rather to try and draw more attention to the site. This could be a place where someone can learn how to clean out a 9 year old hot water tank or find out if they can upgrade their 13" tires to 14" without them rubbing. Then they can also research the local postings to find a location where they can take their kids fishing for the weekend that's within 50 miles of home, yet far enough away from the city traffic to be able to truely appreciate the great outdoors.