One thing that I like almost as much as cycling is camping. My parents took me and my brother along on yearly camping trips from a very young age, always bringing our bikes along to the campground. We would adventure around the campground and explore new territory, eat outdoors, and listen to campfire stories from my dad such as the now famous “Backus Boys” (which, if I remember correctly, were four mean dudes on two motorcycles with sidecars, one with no arms, one with no legs, one with no hands, and one with no head, who would terrorize any kids out past dark in the campground). In later years when we abandoned Backus Mill in favour of Port Burwell, the story evolved into the “Burwell Bitches”. You get the idea.
I’ve loved camping ever since and want my kids to have the same outdoor experiences. We tented it last year for a weekend and it became clear that if I wanted to get the wife and kids out a handful of times over the year that I would need the convenience of a tent trailer, hence the purchase of my most recent project “Roughin’ It”, a 1996 Rockwood Freedom tent trailer. It needs some work, some cleaning, and some freshening up, but overall is a tight package that should serve us well. It features a queen bed at one end, a double at the other, 3-way fridge, propane furnace, bike / canoe rack, and running water.