I remember camping with my family as a child and all the fun we had getting away from televisions, telephones and the daily stress of life. We would pack up, get out to the country, set up camp and drown a few worms. We might even catch a fish if we held our mouth right. What a country!!
It seems that today all that has changed. With computers, hand held video games and satellite TV, technology follows you like a rain storm so you never get far from your Facebook page.
It seems every RV park and resort today has Wifi, which stands for wireless something, and access to the Internet is only a click or two away. Most motor homes come with automatic satellite TV tracking so you will never miss seeing Dancing with the Stars or American Idol. Don’t even get me started on Play Station or Xbox.
People used to go camping to get away from technology, now they take their technology with them. Social networking was done around a campfire with some smores or at a card table with a set dominoes. We would chat face to face about everything under the sun and no one was ever worried about being voted off the island. Yes, things have changed a bit.
Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and all the neat things one can do with a computer. However, I kind of long for the “good ole days” when we ate what we cooked over the open fire and the ashes seem to make the eggs taste a little bit better. The popcorn was popped in a cast iron skillet and Coke was still in those 6 ounce bottles.
Now, if you can’t cook it in a microwave it doesn’t get eaten.
Gone are the days of clearing the rocks from under your sleeping bag and making sure you have enough little pouches for your Coleman lantern. Camping today has been replaced by LED lights, air mattress beds and sleeping under an air conditioner. What a country!!
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the latest and the greatest techno stuff even when it comes to camping. But every once in a while my heart yearns for a time when, if it was hot you sweated and when it was cold you shivered. When it rained you got wet and that meant your French fries were soggy. Although, come to think about it, maybe technology isn’t all that bad after all. Any way the time has come to buy an RV and get out of town and enjoy the great wide open spaces we call our home. You can find the largest selection of RVs with the latest in technology at Holiday World of Houston. So, go RVing and enjoy the journey as much as the destination.