The Camper’s Journal

Camper’s Journal

by Joe Panfalone (Guest Contributor)

Thirty five years ago we met a retired couple in an Airstream camper trailer. As we had just a pop up camper, we were interested in a hard sided one so we struck up a conversation with them. The both of them were retired Air Force and were traveling the country side living out of their trailer. I was fascinated with the concept and was something that I wanted to do when I retired. Things have changed since then. For one, gasoline was only 35 cents a gallon back then!

We were on a vacation tour of Michigan and kept running across this couple. We shared where we have been and recommended things to do and see. The one thing I found most significant about this encounter is that they asked if we would sign their guest book. It was filled with names of people they had encountered along their journey with notes about them. I thought it to be a novel idea. They suggested we keep one with the goal of socializing with campers around us and come back with at least one entry for each day.

In todays digital age keeping a journal has never been easier. Here is a Camper’s journal template. If you are old school, you can print a few pages and fill them in by hand and keep them in a binder. Preferably, load it to your touch pad or lap top and take it with you. With the digital version you can do a search by pressing CTRL F and then enter a key word.

 

MONTH/YEAR___________

CAMPGROUND

ACTIVITIES /   NOTES / PEOPLE MET

Check-In    Day/Time
Check-Out Day/Time
Name
Address
City, State Zip
Phone Number
Website
Rating

 

 

MONTH/YEAR___________

CAMPGROUND

ACTIVITIES /   NOTES / PEOPLE MET

Check-In    Day/Time
Check-Out Day/Time
Name
Address
City, State Zip
Phone Number
Website
Rating

 

-Enjoy and HAPPY CAMPING!

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