I wanted to share more of our pics and thoughts here.
First of all, and most importantly, I LOVE our tent. Really love it. Coming from someone who spent their childhood camping in an RV, this should speak volumes. I don’t remember what possessed me to purchase a ten man tent. It’s bigger than huge. We had not one, not two, but three QUEEN mattresses inside with room to spare!
I don’t think Amazon sells our exact tent anymore, but here’s a link to other Ozark tents. P.S., there’s a 12 man tent with “closet” space! Maybe we’ll upgrade in another year? 😁
I started following a family on social media called Everyday Adventure Fam. The mom and dad are both doctors and have two kids. They spend almost every weekend “adventuring” in their tent. Sometimes they’re only gone for 48 hours. Their stories are so inspiring. She’s the reason I brought flowers, the rug, and twinkly lights. She talks about the importance of making your space feel like “home.” What she doesn’t know is we don’t have rugs, flowers, or twinkly lights over in Cornblade, but whatever. Just another reason to get away… it’s nicer than where we actually live!
Let talk about our love for Paris Mountain State Park.
It’s 3.3 miles from my driveway, yet I feel 3.3 million miles away from reality. You can’t put a price on that. Many of the trails are family-friendly. Our boys especially love the Lake Placid Loop.
This was our first time in the campground. It’s a lot bigger than I thought. We hardly rough it, but Paris Mountain feels more “woodsy” than some of the other parks we’ve been in. The sites are spaced out nicely. You could easily pee behind a tree at 3 am if you didn’t feel like walking (20 steps) to the bathhouse. Not that you would. I mean, I don’t know anyone who would do that. 🙈 I’m just saying you could.
We loved our first tent experience. December is shaping up to be pretty packed, but we’ll definitely be booking lots of trips in 2023!