Larry and I are currently in negotiations over where to take the family camping this year. Using last year as our experience base, we were able to rule out the following:
a stinkbug infestation
2. Any location which finds it necessary to post this fun kids' video on its website. I don't know about you, but Unexploded Ordinance (UXO, for short) does not spell "fun family hike" to me.
With those 2 requirements settled, we've still got a lot of places left to argue over. Larry prefers out-of-the-way, quiet campgrounds with secluded tent sites where you can sit and relax in peace and quiet while you soak up the goodness of nature. I, on the other hand, only want to camp somewhere that I can drag the children on different hikes or historical tours every single day and then return to a crowded campground to socialize with other people and their kids. Social lodge and fitness room on the premises? Bonus!
You know, if I want to sit and relax, I prefer to do so at home on my comfy couch, not outside in an insect-ridden environment. Why would I drive 4-8 hours with 6 kids in the car to relax, anyway? Sort of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?