My husband, Todd, and I have made a family tradition to go camping at least once a year.

We started this tradition the year that we were married.

Back then, we went camping in a tent. I do not know why on earth we put ourselves through that much misery. We would take half a day just to get everything set up for camp. My friends say that setting up camp is a good bonding time for the family. I guess it is a good bonding time for their family, but it is more like a separating time for ours. We used to get so frustrated with one another while trying to set up camp. The hardest part was staying in the tent without air conditioning. It would be almost ninety degrees in the tent sometimes. After we had our first son, I told my husband that I could not do tent camping without air conditioning anymore, so he looked into renting a cabin for a couple of weeks in the summer. Long story short, we ended up buying a cabin at a really good price, and we camp a lot more now that we have our own cabin. The best part about camping in our cabin is that we have air conditioning. I no longer have to sweat through each and every night. It is wonderful to say the least. After a hot day of kayaking, it is so nice to come back to an air conditioned cabin and spend the night in luxury. I would not go back to tent camping if someone paid me to go back. Air conditioning is too wonderful to go back to tent camping.

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By Steve