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Old 12-03-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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Thanksgiving Traditions in new x18d

About forty years ago my Dad sold our pop-up, a Starcraft to a guy who would later become his closest friends. At that time the two Dads talked about campgrounds, trailer hitches, and other topics like those found in this forum. After a couple of camping weekends together Mervin, my Dad and Claude decided to try camping during the Thanksgiving wk holiday. Best idea ever!!!
Part of "Greatest Generation", Claude and Mervin are gone... but the tradition lives on.

The weather was perfect Thursday, only one rain-out in forty yrs. The Jayco x18d worked great.... 5 of us sleeping together,3 big ,2 little and there was plenty of room. The beds did get a little cold before bed time, temps in the 30's, but after adjusting the heater and adding blankets we were good.

For Thanksgiving lunch we had 73 eatting 3 deep fried turkeys 3 hams and numerous sides...and the best part for me was to watch the kids enjoying the camping way of life.

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Old 12-03-2011, 06:57 AM   #2
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Looks like fun. We already had our first snow in October so the RV was winterized. The temp in New England were unseasonably warm for us (sixties) the week of Thanksgiving and I said it would be fun to go RVing and celebrate the holiday.
It would have been tough blending in with the Indians and Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation in Plymouth, Ma with a modern day motor home though! LOL
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Awsome story! Looks like an increadablely fun time! Invite us down next time
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Good story and pics. Lots of good memories there for sure.
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We also camped for Thanksgiving for the first time. Weather was perfect, I hope to do it again.
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It's also a Thanksgiving tradition for us. This year it was Lake Catherine SP in Arkansas. Arkansas parks are so nice, next year will probably be the same. We cook a turkey breast for the two of us ahead of time, fix everything else when we get there. The only thing better is the turkey sandwich the next day.
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It's also a Thanksgiving tradition for us. This year it was Lake Catherine SP in Arkansas. Arkansas parks are so nice, next year will probably be the same. We cook a turkey breast for the two of us ahead of time, fix everything else when we get there. The only thing better is the turkey sandwich the next day.
We were at Lake Catherine this past spring - you are right - it was really really nice!

Sounds like fun....I would love to do my Thanksgiving over a fire!
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