Starting in 1972, we regularly camped out at nearby camp-grounds. East Tennessee has a lot of well-established out-door recreation areas. We did not waste much time! We bought a new Coleman 12x12 tent with screened door and windows and off we went! On one of our first excursions, we went to Roan Mountain State Park. There were very few people there. We enjoyed the bathrooms which had not only flush toilets, but also shower facilities with hot water. More importantly, the play ground had children’s slides and swings. Even our dog “Princess” was a happy camper! The pictures below certainly captured some of our pleasant moments.