The portapotties are horrible no matter how quickly they clean them up. They just fill up too fast, and the smell and heat are awful. Camping was rough with my kids during the festival, but now they are telling me they actually enjoyed camping. We set up a canopy over our tent, so we had shade, and that helped a LOT so that we could stay comfortable while we waited to go in every day. Sometimes they just preferred staying at camping to the festival.
People are upset about people screwing? That is the last thing I would be upset about. I still don't mind camping, yes the portojohns in the campgrounds are always horrible, that's just to be expected. They don't have as many as they do in the festival so they fill up quickly, and I don't think they clean them as often. They still weren't as bad as they were in 2010.
Although, I don't think I would camp again if I go back. Not because I hate it, just that I feel I might be getting too old.
Last edited by locachica73; 04-24-2013 at 10:07 AM.
I think that's normal at that age. My son freaked when he saw boobies at the river, now he is a big fan of them. My daughter freaked when she saw the guy in the green thong/unitard/nut hugger thing, and she is grown. lol
I thought car camping was great. I don't know where these horror stories about the portopotties are coming from - I never had an issue finding one that was at the very least acceptable if not damn near spotless. My girlfriend reported the same thing from the women's side. I heard the shower lines were long, but we took "showers" every day at our campsite using the six-gallong water tank in our truck - just put on bathing suits and used cupfuls of water (along with soap and shampoo) to get the grime off. Really refreshing, actually. The grounds were clean, the walk was pretty short and uneventful, and for the most part we were able to sleep until at least 830 or so without any problems.
Even though the lines for showers were long, they went quickly. It always shocked me to see people paying the $10 for VIP showers when the line there was just as long as the other line. It made me wonder if there was someone going around and washing your back for the extra $10.