I grew up camping and love the outdoors, so early on in our marriage when it was just David, JMS, and me, we would tent camp. Every time, it rained...and rained... and rained... Fast forward, HAS was born and when we would tent camp, it would rain... and rain some more. Once our final child, LPS, was born, I said to David, "We have three boys so we will be doing a lot of camping. I don't care how we camp, but we will be camping." David wanted to buy a travel trailer, but I wanted to make sure he had bought into the 'camping' idea. As a compromise, we bought a pop up camper that is pictured below. We took this camper up to Niagara Falls (it rained many days on that 18 day journey) and out many weekends. The boys love to be outside. They love to camp, they love to play with sticks and fire and water.