I just don't get camping.  I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would choose to sleep outside with bugs and critters, when there's a perfectly good bed and a hot shower at home.

Do you love it?  Excellent!  I'd love to learn from you about why it's so awesome, and offer up a few suggestions for places around Texas to help you fuel your love for camping this weekend.  

I happened to run across an article title, 9 Reasons Why Camping is for Crazy People, and I found myself agreeing that pit toilets, bugs and bears, setting up the tent, and dirt are all things that feed my camping aversion.  But S'mores are great!  And so are drinks, and getting totally relaxed and hanging out with friends and family around the beer cooler and the grill.  All things we can do in the back yard too, but I digress.

Camping will be huge this weekend, even with the chance of storms cuz campers are hard core, and I hope you have a really super awesome time.  I have much respect for your camping skills and expertise, and will live vicariously through you as you spend half the day packing up all that gear and setting it up, fighting off various four-legged creatures, and lacking a shower for longer than you should.

Some of the best camping spots around Texas, according to Great Outdoors are:

Bastrop State Park - Bastrop

Bonham State Park - Bonham

Caddo Lake State Park - Karnack

Enchanted Rock - Fredericksburg

McKinney Falls State Park - Austin

What's your favorite spot, and why do you love it?  Seriously, have a great time, and a great holiday weekend.  Take lots of pics and post them, so the rest of us can pretend we're there.

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