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Old 04-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Camping close to home?

This past weekend we camped really close to home and found a nice spot within half hour of our house. It was very nice and we felt like we were away from. This was our first trip of the season so we had to reload the trailer with all the necessary and unnecessary gizmos and gadgets. Who camps lose to home and do ou enjoy it? We are going back in May. With high fuel prices this kind of makes some sense. For those in the vancouver lower mainland area here is the link to the campground. This is the third time we have stayed close to home at different places and have enjoyed two of them.

http://www.fortcamping.com/
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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My wife, daughter and I do a lot of camping about 45 minutes from home. It is a nice get away and very relaxing. With the fuel prices the way they are it appears near home camping will be more of a routine for now.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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We camp close to home all the time & love it. Our favorite spot is 25 minutes from home. but it feels as if we are farther away. It only has 30 sites & is electricity only, but we don't need any more than that. It is on a river.

Where we live in northern there are probably 40+ campgrounds with in 1 hr of the house. In May we will be going the farthest, 2hrs away to the UP of Michigan. Our site is on the shore of Lake Superior. We are really looking forward to that.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
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We go to ft desoto, approx 20 mins from home, just across tamp bay. We can see the inlet to our canal from their beach....love it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:19 PM   #5
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For us it was because the mountain areas are all covered in snow and we didnt want to cross the border on Easter weekend. We knew of this place and thought we would give it a try. I even went to work from he campground on Friday, which was a first for me. The weekend was perfect as far as the weather, only complaint is it is located near a main rail line so lots of trains go by day and night.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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All of our camping is within 2 hours from home, with the exception of a few Florida trips. Tcijoe, you are a lucky man, we've camped at Ft. DeSoto a number of times and loved it. Only problem is we drive 1000 miles to do it, part of the experience, I guess.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:12 PM   #7
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We keep ours at Silver Lake sand dunes for a total of 11 weeks during spring and summer. It is only 18 miles from home-
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:20 PM   #8
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95% of our camping is at the same campground, about 25 minutes from home. It's great because it's on the beach and everyone can still commute to work so you don't even have to take vacation time. Family and friends can visit too since it's so close.

It's kind of funny because that is one of the major reasons we upgraded from our 17z. IT turns out that a LOT of people commute to work from here so you get woken up early in the morning with people in their diesel trucks going to work. You can imagine hearing the roar of a diesel engine at 5am when it's parked less then ten feet from your hybrid bunk. lol
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #9
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Our favorite campground is 30 minutes from home. We love it.
Last summer, my DW and our friend's DW spent 7 days there. We(the husbands) worked that week. We'd drive there after work and stay the night, then drive to work every morning. The DW's enjoyed staying the whole week at the campground relaxing, walking, reading and riding bikes.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:47 PM   #10
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We have 4 Corps of Engineers CG's and 2 Texas State Parks within 30 minutes drive .Over 20 within an hour.Life is good.
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