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Old 04-04-2013, 12:33 AM   #11
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Our regular spot is 27 mins from home. It's far enough away to be away. We spend 20+ nights there a season.

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:06 AM   #12
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We have not camped outside the Commonwealth of Virginia in over 10 years, and most have been within 2 hours or less of home. We live in the country on 5 acres surrounded by farmland, horses, cattle, etc., so "driveway" camping is always an option that feels like getting away, especially when money is tight.

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:30 AM   #13
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We use Westmoreland State Park as our home camp site - nice camp ground - nice folks that run it - always got that feel welcome feeling... This is some 45 minutes away

This is where we do our major shake down for mods and setups for longer trips...

I think everyone should have a so called "home camp site" close by...

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:17 AM   #14
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We have 3 great CG's within 1 hour of home and Hocking Hills is 2.5 hours.
Most of our camping is done at these locations.
We are just now venturing out on longer trips now that we're retired.
We will still camp locally and plan 2 longer trips per year.

I have been camping at Versailles State Park in Indiana since I was a baby, then with my own family.
When I pull into there, I am just filled with all the great memories over the years.

When I die, my ashes will be spread over CG "A" at Versailles :-)


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Old 04-04-2013, 08:27 AM   #15
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We'll be pushing to get a lot of camping in this season. Since we both work, most trips (save for a week in July and a week in August) will be after work on Friday through Sunday. Luckily, living in the middle of New York state affords us tons of places to camp, both state run and private. There are other places I'd like to check out, but when it comes down to it, we never want to waste camping time driving somewhere. So we get more bang for our buck (in the sense of time) by staying close to home.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #16
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That is very close to our new home that we will be taking possession of at the beginning of May. Thought of trying a weekend there....we usually head up to Golden Ears for a majority of our camping but this year we have booked up at Alice Lake for end of May and the Canada Day long weekend.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:22 AM   #17
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Thanks for the link. We are in NW Washington less than 3 hrs from Vancouver so this would be an easy trip for us. Looks like a nice campground.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #18
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Pam is a teacher. During the school spring break we set up at a campground about 15 miles form home and abour 5 miles form my work. I go into work from there and Pam hangs out at the CG with the dogs. She gets a short vacation form the home routine and it's a change of pace for me too.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #19
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Funny you should ask--- my DH is in the IT industry and is either on call or installing/running jobs on the weekends. We are just getting into camping (bought Jayco last summer) and found if we wanted to camp it would have to be close.

There's a wonderful place just 15 minutes from us, unfortunately, everybody else loves to go there! You have to practically give blood and your firstborn to get a spot!! Some are reserved and some walk-in. The particular spot I love is already reserved for every weekend thru Aug. I was feeling pretty discouraged-----

Then I heard a new private, gated park is being rebuilt on the Missouri River 40 miles north of us. It was flooded out 2 years ago. The new owners have made wonderful changes and are putting in new water/elec/sewer at each site, a new marina, etc. We visited last weekend, picked out a site, and signed the check. Still in construction (you all know what this winter has been like). But hope to open April 15. As we visited with the other folks there we heard the same thing---one guy had been waiting 2 years to find a place for his camper, another bought his camper at the end of last summer and drove around NE looking for a place just to try it out!!!! He and his wife never did get to camp in it yet!!!!

Anyway--that's what we'll be doing this year at least. I'm a teacher and have summers off so I plan to be there a lot! DH will join when he can. (We checked and his hot spot works out there).

If there's any other Nebraska, Iowa folks out there looking---it's Riverview Park and Resort near Blair, NE. They have a Facebook page.

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #20
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Peggy and I usually only go approximately 2hrs.to 3hrs. from our home. Most of our camping trips are to one of the many Georgia State parks.
We are heading out early Friday morning for a three day weekend trip.

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