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Old 11-21-2015, 06:54 PM   #11
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I write down every trip in a notebook. Date, Location, site #, who we were with, special events or themes etc.


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Old 11-22-2015, 06:43 PM   #12
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We use Excel spreadsheets for planning day, date, location, campground, mileage, activities etc.
While traveling we use Travel Blog on TravelPod: Because your memories deserve it to do daily updates for our friends to follow us. It's a great diary when home to remember what you did and when you did it.
Lastly, once home, we take our photos and upload them to to shutterfly as a 3rd back up. Then periodically make digital photo albums and then have them printed for our home library.
This all takes time, but been doing it for many years and it's always a great reference when we repeat trips.

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Old 11-23-2015, 06:27 AM   #13
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I use the old school paper journal method. I really am most interested in the the things we did, the experiences we had and the people we were with. That will be the most important information to have 20 or more years from now. A journal, as I see it is a way for you to reflect on the past and allow others to read about your experiences. Every camping trip I try to have my daughter or one of her friends add their thoughts to the journal at least once during the trip. My parents kept journals from their cabin. I enjoy reading about our summers spent there 40 years ago. That is the most important part of the journal. I do keep track of mileage towed so I can plan service, and towing MPG (mostly for my amusement). I tried keeping a book of campground maps and a list of favorite campsites, but found it too tedious. Most of the local weekend spots I have good knowledge about, and the far away spots I will likely never visit again.

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Old 11-25-2015, 04:32 AM   #14
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The DW made a sheet of all the important stuff.

Name campground, date, site number, weather info, who we were with, other sites we liked and etc.

We just made a bunch of copies and put them into a binder.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:58 AM   #15
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I personally don[t log anything, yet... Mom & Dad (full timers) have a file folder full of campground maps from places that they have stayed or just driven through checking it out. They mark sites that their 5er will fit in so if they ever return, they know which sites will work and which ones are out of the question.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:34 AM   #16
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Back in August 1984 we purchased our 2nd PUP, a new brand new Rockwood. The dealer gave us a Camper Log similar what is sold at Camping World. I've been keeping a log of every trip ever since. We have run out of room in the log and now I just use a marble composition notebook. It's great to look back over the years of places we've been and people we camped with. The saddest part is we used to camp with family and friends who are no longer with us, but DW and I look at the log and think of all the great times we had and still have.


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