Be prepared and you'll be happy campers

Re: Notes from an Okanagan holiday (Column, NewsLeader, July 18)

Many of us still tent. There are many provincial campgrounds that provide a decent amount of privacy in the Okanagan. Perhaps if the writer had taken the time to research some of them he would have had a much better trip.

My husband and I, with our two kids aged six and nine, just got back from Otter lake near Princeton.

We researched the local area before we left, so brought our own gold pans to the river, and local legends to tell around the fire. We hiked around a ghost town and abandoned coal mine before heading back to the lake to cool off.

A little care into your trip would have prevented your misery, and you wouldn't have had to spend so much time around other families with which you have parenting differences.

Why you shared your unprepared, thus disappointing holiday with everyone is beyond me. We love going camping every year, creating wonderful lifelong memories for our children.

Lisa Egan


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