Glad to hear you’re discovering car camping.  It’s not quite the experience of immersing yourself in the outdoors as backpacking, but can still be an enjoyable experience.  Here in the Pacific Northwest, you can have the range of experiences.  From campgrounds with all the amenities to very rustic, the opportunities are there, and you can get there by car.  Car camping allows you to bring more ‘creature comforts,’ allowing you to be more ‘comfortable’ than backpacking typically allows.  Sometimes, you want to get out in nature, but still have some of those comforts—perfect car camping opportunity.