I have never understood why people leave the city lights to go to a campground and then light the place up like a shopping mall. When I go camping I like to look at the stars in the sky, not the Pepper shaped lights around someone's awning, or a white plastic bucket with a 100watt bulb inside. My wife and I were at Sam A Baker State Park in southeast Missouri last weekend. Although the river is great and the campground is very well kept, the sites themselves unfortunately are very close together. Although they were not outside much past dark the camper behind us had a string of blue LED lights that ran all the way around the bottom of their camper as well as around the awning that they left on all night. These were so bright that when I stood in front of my popup camper their lights caused me to cast a shadow on the outside of our camper. I realize that hanging a towel or a blanket over the end of my camper might block the light from shining inside, but why should I have to cover up my windows because the camper next door wants to have an xmas light display! I chose the drink more wine option, but looking back had I talked with them they may have turned them down and we both would have enjoyed the weekend better.
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2012 Ford F-150