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"We always as a family used to go camping in Ocala National Forest when we were younger. I loved it so much but we were family of seven people in one large tent plus a kitchen tent. We always had so much fun going to local theme parks as well as fishing on the lake close to the property that we camped on. One trip it had rained so bad and for so long that my dad made us pack up when the rain broke (which wasn't much of a break) and leave. Well the next year my dad had purchased a pop up trailer; for a family of seven. Well I can't begin to tell you all the problems that took place on that trip. Needless to say it was much worse than the rainy day in the tent. My father wasn't much of a camper, but thank the lord for my mom. Even though it was rough she always managed to keep it all together for the whole family. All her young life she was in girl scouts right up to the day she went to college and during the summer was a camp counselor in a camp in Ocala, Florida. I am her son Mark Mincey and I'm on disability and had managed to save back enough money to go to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to have a camping trip with my mom. I always remembered how much fun she made every camping trip. I just wanted to have one more time with my mom and try to regain those moments we shared as a family but just the two of us. My mom is my life and my family now is scattered. I would like to when this contest so I can have as many moments with my mom as I possibly can. If you ever had the chance to meet her you'd see why. The lady standing in front of the pumpkin is my mom. I'm not very good on computers and I've tried to submit photos of my RV and other pictures of my trip with her but it's not going well so I just chose the one of my mom in Gatlinburg Tennessee. Thank you."