My first campground stay…but NOT my last! #Fleetwood Family here I come!

Stacy Westfall camping photo

We’re getting a motor home! #Fleetwood

This week I stayed at a campground for the first time…EVER!

My husband grew up visiting campgrounds, my kids have gone to campgrounds with grandma…but not me.

As with most of my life, my camping experience pretty much only happened because of horses. While I haven’t stayed at a campground until this trip, I have spent many nights in a tent at many horse shows. Two of my favorite memories of tent camping are:

  • My mom cooking blueberry muffins on a BBQ grill (she used a second pan to buffer the heat:)
  • waking up in the morning with the ‘ceiling’ of the tent inches from my face…and full of water! It rained all night and the tent wasn’t pulled tight…water built up on the top and sagged it all the way down almost to me…whew, close call!

As fun as those memories are though…I’m a bit more fond of my memory foam mattress these days and I never have been able to match my mom’s cooking:)

This week may have been my first ever stay at a campground…but I am confident that it will not be my last…because I am very close to joining the Fleetwood Family!

Yep, we are getting a motor home! Watch for upcoming photos and in the future some videos…and maybe some even bigger things.

Maybe a 2015 ‘Tour’ around the country? Clinic tour? Appearances? More horse shows? A trip to the Grand Canyon? All of the above?

Stacy Westfall 's first campground stay was in a cabin...but her next will be in a motor home!

Stacy Westfall ‘s first campground stay was in a cabin…but her next will be in a motor home!

Campgrounds may be new to me and this motor home will be an adventure for sure…but one thing hasn’t changed-I’m bringing the horses too!




  1. Makson on October 16, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Great photos of the best layouts for Wildwood Travel Trailers. These trailers are luxury and comfort at it’s best that you’ll think you never left home.If you get sponsored from Fleetwood, go for it!! If you ever make it to Canada, PM me, I will tell you all the good spots you can go to, and bring your horses too

  2. Lori B. on September 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Hold the press…Our new Arctic Fox leaks. They are working on it, I’ll let you know the next time we drive through a big storm!! (Sigh, sniff, tear)

  3. jeshales on September 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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    Stacy, I recommend you read Motorhome Comparison Guide by Randall Eaton before purchasing an RV. It is very informative and may save you a good deal of money.  Jes Hales  

  4. on September 4, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I pray you make it to Maryland!! I would give anything to see a clinic or you in general!!

  5. sue on September 3, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Come to North Dakota 🙂 Lots of places to camp with horses & dogs. Teddy Rosevedlt National park & the badladns are so fun to ride in – beautiful area. There are fun places to ride in the eastern part of the state also. Do a clinic in the area – not many clinicans come here – i know many who would love to attend!

    • Stacy on September 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      In one of my previous posts I asked for places to visit and (sorry) I was surprised that North Dakota was the most recommended place! I’m gonna have to make it through there sometime….

  6. Lori B. on September 3, 2014 at 12:13 am

    If you get sponsored from Fleetwood, go for it!! If you ever make it to Canada, PM me, I will tell you all the good spots you can go to, and bring your horses too. You can’t imagine how fabulous it is. I can put you and your horses up, until you get your bearings, if needed…first class! 🙂
    If you don’t have a sponsor, check out Arctic Fox for a trailer. I can advise you on that, we have just ended a long search for something we think will work for us. I won’t give the Arctic Fox a thumbs out yet…we are just leaving on our first trip with it. I’ll let you know if you’d like. Good Luck to you.

  7. johanna on September 2, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    how tough is it to find campgrounds that accept horses (and dogs)?

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