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New Lenox, IL
Hometown: Orland Park

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April 21, 2012

Where is the coolest place you've ever camped? What is your favorite campgrounds?

The coolest place hands-down was 15feet from the Gulf of Mexico on an island in the FL Everglades. Amazing!!! Favorite campground... IN Dunes State Park. They allow dogs and you get to hike through the forest to the beach. We go every year.

Do you perfer group campsites or getting individual campsites? Do you perfer food included or bring your own? What about having potluck?

No preference on campsites and we don't always have to bring my outdoor dog. Potlucks are fun. We can bring our own food.

How far are you willing to travel to camp? How many days should the trip be?

My furthest camping road trip to date was Turkey Run State Park last year. Guess the distance depends on the perks of the destination. I regularly road trip to STL to see the Cardinals and that's a 5-6hour trip. When I camp, a minimum of two nights.

Do you own an RV? Do you tent camp? Do you perfer sites with electricity? Are showers at the campground a must?

We tent camp. No preference for electricity... just need to know which coffee pot to bring. Showers depend on the length of the trip and proximity to clean, swimable water. Especially if I bring my three teens :-)

Please suggest a camping trip or a outdoor adventure for the group (include details like the location and a good month for the trip).

I always try to drag family & friends to the IN Dunes campground in Chesterton... Summer months are best. However, I'd love to head to Johnson's Shut-In State Park in Missouri (rocks in river are so smooth they can be used as short waterslides) in the summer. Also, never stayed overnight at Devil's Head State Park in WI (love to try rapelling as well as hike, boat and fish).


Hi. I love spending time outdoors and would like to meet others who share my interests.

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