Cheap and classy camping with the hubby

Cheap and classy camping with the hubby

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Camping As a Couple

We have been married for five months. He thought it was six and I came home to my favorite flowers, a card and a gift for camping…… A go girl.  If your wondering what a go girl is, it is a funnel type thing to allow us girls to pee standing up.


Our two night camping trip cost about $100 if you don’t include the mine tour and steam train ride and dinner we did on the way home. We stayed at locust lane state park in Pennsylvania about an hour from where we live. He already had a ten, a little two person dome tent. We were hoping to use my parents old ten person tent but when we opened it up there were no poles so that plan didn’t work out. A few weeks before our camping trip we put the tent up in the yard and blew up a air mattress. The Queen size air mattress fit with a little room to spare on the sides to put our clothes bags and toiletries.



Camp ground site- $25 a night with electric hook up

Food and supplies-we spent about $100 but we bought too much food for two  people for two days so our food cost was about $50. We also picked up a few mini flashlights for $1 each, fire starter, citronella candles, sunblock and bug spray. 

The husband also got a new bike at Walmart but that doesn’t really go into the camping cost. His old bike he had for 30 hard, yes 30 years, its older than me, broke about a month ago so it was time for a replacement. The bike was $79.

Fire wood- $0

Our friend has a ton of wood in his back yard and cut some up for it and we picked it up the day we left. We figured it was about $50 of wood. We did get him a gift at the yeungling factory gift shop in Pottsville PA, the tour is free and includes two beer samples.

Ice- $4 at the camp store in the park

We cooked over the fire, I made burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, asparagus, eggs, bacon and pancakes and of course smores. We played board games, talked, rode our bikes around, hiked and went to the beach area, her slept and I read a book.

We had a great time and didn’t spend a ton.


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