This past weekend I "car camped" for the first time out on the property of a friend's parents. I'm fairly unknowledgeable about camping, so the best I can figure out is that the difference between "car camping" and "camping" is the distance you drive in relation to the distance you walk/hike and haul gear. I think, and I could be wrong here, that "car camping" means you don't have to hike and haul gear far from where you park.
We did all the fun camping things - bon fire, s'mores, music. It was a special occasion for me, so I bought a tent and a sleeping bag and let my inner nature girl show up. She hasn't been out since...well, I don't remember how long it has been. I think, actually, this was a first.
I enjoyed the experience, even though I didn't sleep more than a couple of hours that night, and would like to do it again. I'm grateful that I got to experience this with such a cool group of people.
Here is a picture of everyone who camped: