Chloe's Chat: Camping season coming
By Chloe Gregg
Ah! It’s that time of year again! The time of year where all I can think about is, where first I am going to camp, where next I am going to camp, and what all do I need?
As readers have probably figured out if you read any of my columns from last summer, I love camping. It was ingrained into my heart and soul from a young age.
My parents weren’t very well-off when my brothers and I were young, so they bought a pop-up camper that squeezed in all of us. They would take us on camping trips during the summer, instead of to Florida or on cruises.
It wasn’t just the “KOA” (Kampgrounds of America) type of camping, either. There weren’t any pools or playgrounds. The campsites were wooded and hidden, not concrete. We would drive 10 hours up to Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula and stay there for weeks, if we could.
While we were there, we hiked every single day on the many different trails, biked on all the roads of the state park, and swam in the cold waters of Lake Superior.
We have come face-to-face with deer, bears and even a wolf once (that’s a whole story for another time). I wouldn’t trade anything for these experiences and camping trips.
So, as I said, it’s finally that time of year where I get to sit down with my family and my boyfriend and plan out all the camping trips I can possibly fit into one summer. This summer, because I will still have class two times out of the week, I’m hoping to still be writing for The Lookout, so you may even get to hear about all the new things I’ll experience this summer!