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Stockton State Park Part 2

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Howdy!  Hope you all had a relaxing weekend!  Clinton and I did - we thought about camping but our puppies got "fixed" Friday and they needed some R&R.  It actually felt really good to totally unplug for the weekend and just be lazy with them.

Since we didn't go camping, I am going to show you the rest of Stockton State Park.

Stockton State Park has two really nice picnic shelter areas.  The first one we visited is close to the marina and to the campground - the South Shelter.







































Camping at Stockton Lake

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Have I mentioned after 26 years of marriage, Clinton and I bought our first RV?!  I might have mentioned it once or twice!

One of the reasons why I wanted an RV so badly was because I was hoping it would allow us to go camping more often, especially after school starts.

This past weekend was our first time just hooking up the RV and heading to a state park without any prior planning.

It was awesome!  I came home from work, threw some clothes and food inside and away we went.  We decided to camp somewhere we had not camped before and settled on Stockton State Park because it was less than two hours away.

We left our house around 5:30 and got there at 7:15 Friday night.  It probably took us 15 minutes to set up our Forest River Rockwood Ultra Lite.








































Our First RV!!

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I can't really tell you where my love for camping came from.  My family never went camping when I was growing up, neither did my husband's family.

After our son was born, Clinton and I took up camping because it was an expensive way to "go on vacation."  We bought a tent, an air mattress, a couple of coolers and we started camping.  
I guess that's actually where this deep-seated love for camping occurred.  There's nothing better than setting up camp, then sitting around a campfire - cooking, eating, and laughing.  Then you wake up, usually early and watch the sun rise.  You hear birds, crickets, and other sounds of nature.  You smell bacon and coffee wafting across the campground.  It's so peaceful and helps to clear your mind.  
We have tent camped at various state park near us in Missouri and we have also tent camped in other states, like this one trip we took around the Great Lakes.  
Last year we finally upgraded to a pop-up camper.  It was like a t…