Originally Posted by Texasblue
Are you in the southern states? A quick trip to KY and TN makes me think you might be in AL. My husband's family is out that way, definitely on our list of places to go.
Our biggest "justification" for a purchase of this amount is the knowledge that the years that they will be at home are fleeting and of all the things we could "buy" them, this one creates the memories that they will keep for a lifetime. It is a lifestyle choice that we thought a long time about because the numbers do not necessarily add up to "less expensive", just relative ease in making it all happen.
We are in North Ga. But lived in Nashville when we started camping. Yes, I completely understand the "justification" process for the actual cost of camping...not the cheapest route for sure! We joked about averaging the cost of our new camper to as many nights as we have camped in it...so that means we are at about $2,000 a night at this point! lol! (just purchased it last mo....we only do this calculation after we have had a glass of wine by the fire!)
We have camped in AL quite a bit and KY only a few times. (All over GA and TN...some in FL) Desoto State Park in AL is one of our higest rated parks. Great park and very good sites! A cute town close by. There is an awesome 2 hr hike through the woods with huge rock formations and a few water falls to see. The kids loved it.
Hope you make it to the southeast soon...we have some beautiful scenery here!!