In my boyhood years I had spent a lot of time camping with my folks and my brother, so it was only a matter of time before I went camping with my own young family. Actually, we went car camping.
It was a bit of a stretch, to take our three kids - ages 2, 4 and 6 - on a very long drive, a three week camping trip to Canada and nine western states: Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon and California. We couldn't stay put very long anywhere; we just kept moving on. But we did see a lot of our