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Letter from the Editor: Football and Camping

- By Sarah Tucker -

It's Super Bowl Sunday here in the United States which calls for yummy food and cute commercials. Oh and a football game. Being a born and raised Kansas City girl, I may still be a smidge bitter over the result of the AFC championship game in which my beloved Chiefs lost to the easy-to-hate New England Patriot. And so to ease my pain today, I choose to find links between football and our favorite past time, camping!

In early 2017 Camping World signed an agreement with Florida Citrus Sports to be the new title sponsor of the game through 2020. And with this agreement, one of the largest camping companies in the world shot to the spotlight of the collegiate scene. Whether you are a Camping World fan or not, this sponsorship is sure to bring even more hype to our industry which can be a good thing. On December 28, 2018 Syracuse beat West Virginia 34-18 in the last edition of the Camping World Bowl.

If you Google the words Super Bowl and camping, your browser will blow up with results for a campground located Grand Canyon country. This tiny 16 spot, dry campground resides in the Indian Creek corridor in what many consider to be the gateway to the Canyon. The undeveloped campground has 16 campsites, some of which have picnic tables, and none of which have fire grates. All are first-come, first-served. But towering cottonwood trees and plenty of open space make the campground comfortable and private. Bring your own water, and pack out all your trash.

And so as we all gather around our televisions this evening to enjoy a little American football, tasty treats and the most expensive commercial ads of the year, I hope this little magazine will be a bright spot as we await the BEST season of the year...CAMPING SEASON!

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Until next time…enjoy every sunrise!


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