As camping-loving Virginians, with the goal of experiencing every state park this beautiful commonwealth has to offer, it is our desire to share any wisdom we gain in our journeys along the way.
I’m Christen. And I make up one part of an adventuring crew of four, which includes my husband, a daughter, and a son. I became enthralled with camping as a kid when I would join my grandparents in their motorhome at various campgrounds across the country. My first tent camping experience took place the summer after I graduated college when a roommate and I set out on a week-long venture through Arkansas during the true adventure era. You know, that time before smartphones and GPS. I was hooked immediately and camping became one of my favorite hobbies. After years of tent camping in Texas and now Virginia, I followed the unintentional path of equipment progression. My Eureka Copper Canyon 8-person tent was replaced by a 1998 Coleman Cheyenne pop-up camper. (Although, we still pull the tent out occasionally!) And then a 2005 Forest River Rockwood 27-foot travel trailer replaced our pop-up after a car plowed into it on the highway. Then two years later we found ourselves in yet another totaled camper situation when a large limb went through the roof after a bad storm. So, our current setup is a 2017 Crossroads Sunset Trail Super Lite M-264 BH. (Which we are loving!)