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Old 03-25-2011, 11:30 AM   #11
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:34 PM   #12
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During rainy days and at times when kids need to settle down - on somet
LCD TV, PS3, Wii, CD/DVD Player and Media Server player are great devices hing different. If wondering, I have a Media Server Player (Partiot Box Office) and when approprite, we play both HD Movies and play music tracks off it. Especially for our disabled son - who needs his "own space & calming music" at times.

As av8arkie stated above, install what you want inside your own TT. After all, it's your TT and being "a man cave" (at times), one can install what they want. Thankfully, we live in a free country....

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Old 03-25-2011, 10:35 PM   #13
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:00 PM   #14
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Busy kids are quiet kids.
Quiet kids are DANGEROUS.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:57 AM   #15
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Quiet kids are DANGEROUS.
With 38 years in a middle school classroom I still stand by my first comment. If they don't have something to do they will find something.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:50 PM   #16
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video games

When we camped with my children there were no video games, however, when we started taking the grandchildren they wanted to bring their video games. Seems my wife (won't take credit for it) felt it was a good time for family bonding so we resorted to board games and they left the video games home. Never heard any complaints and I firmly believe we all benefited.
Have no preference either way, but to be honest the grandchildren looked at camping as the highlight of their summer.
My daughter relayed to us that when they needed to write an essay of favorite summer activities, camping was all they could write about.
Maybe the other answer is that if they select to bring their video games you have them teach you how so you can compete with them. Would make it a win, win situation.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:31 PM   #17
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Thanks,rog4...your grandkids and my grandkids both survived without the video games and obviously both had a great time. I am not against the games but my experiment was to see if they could make it w/o them and play board games I use to play....and they did, and did well. To tell you the truth, I really don't care if they use them or not as long as they still show an interest in camping with us.
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We have kids the same age and don't bring the wii but we allow them to watch a cartoon in the evening. Not sure what the difference is. We want them out playing and in the evening by the fire but lets be realistic if my wife and I want quiet time its a half hour of TV.

We have friends that canoe in to camp with kids this age and think we are crazy. Everyone has a different level of comfort and what ever works.

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Old 04-02-2011, 12:33 AM   #19
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As a side note -- last week when we were at a state park they had a ranger led activity called "toys of the past"...they were all from the 1800s. We had cup and balls...sticks and hoops...jack straws...etc...They absolutely loved it....in reality I think this new generation just needs constant brain input...as long as I keep them busy...they are happy weather it is ipods or cups and balls....
I think you are dead on here! As long as the kids have near-constant stimulation they are engaged and happy. As soon as they don't have that. . .let the arguing begin!
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We have a PS3. When raining, that's our plan B. If it's fair weather, it's plan A which is enjoy camping and the outdoors.
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