For the first time in our lives, my Charles and I purchased something big and new -- something to make our camping easier. We ordered a camper from Four Wheel Campers, and we love it. They built it on site in Woodland, California, right outside of Sacramento. Not only was it great to be able to get everything to our specifications, it was terrific to know that it was being built just down the hill from us -- made in the USA and close to us as well.We got a few extra features because we knew they'd come in handy in the long run. One was a pull-out awning for those sunny days in the desert. The other was something that I insisted on -- an outdoor shower. I paid for it with my freelancing funds, and I think it will save us money in the long run, as we'll no longer need to stop at motels to clean ourselves of all of the desert dust and sweat. The best part may just be that now not only can we easily take the pup camping, we can go wherever the truck can take us. We can make camp on BLM land far from anyone else and enjoy the solitude that we're constantly seeking. I'm so excited for our first trip! All we need is a weekend where we're not working on the house or my Charles isn't working extra. Yep, it might be a while, but I'm really looking forward to it.*We didn't get anything from the dealers. We just really love our camper and thought we'd share.