Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

My family wasn’t a camping family. We tried it once when I was little, and I believe we lasted one whole night before we turned around and drove home, never to attempt it again.

Mr. Mike Ballard’s family, on the other hand, are tried-and-true campers. Their hometown church has been camping at Tennessee’s Fall Creek Falls State Park every Memorial Day weekend for more than 50 years. The group has only missed two years since 1964: once in 1995 when a tornado destroyed the campground and then in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.