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Old 09-25-2021, 06:19 AM   #1
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Why We Camp

Sitting around the fire last evening and I happened to take a pic that defines exactly why we camp. It's easy to get caught up in all of the frustrations that go along with the RV lifestyle. But, it only takes a moment to remind you why it is all worth it.

Enjoy the fall camping season everyone.
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Sitting around the fire last evening and I happened to take a pic that defines exactly why we camp. It's easy to get caught up in all of the frustrations that go along with the RV lifestyle. But, it only takes a moment to remind you why it is all worth it.



Enjoy the fall camping season everyone.
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Old 09-25-2021, 06:38 AM   #3
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For me every fall draggin my camper back an forth every weekend an hour each way is for this. Piece an serenity. Hearing the woods come alive in the mornin. The anticipation of what you might see that breathes life back into a tired body
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:40 AM   #4
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It's all good; even here in the Everglades when the ground is soggy and you can't walk in the evening because the mosquitoes will carry you instead.
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I traveled with my job for much of my career so I've seen most of the big cities. At this stage in my life, I find I relish just being outdoors, whether its a week in the mountains or a weekend with our kids and grandchildren.
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:29 PM   #6
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We don't like hotel or motel beds!!!!!!
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Old 09-25-2021, 03:05 PM   #7
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We don't like hotel or motel beds!!!!!!
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seriously. This was a material contributor to us buying an RV - too many trips to places with beds made from some indestructible material. Four consecutive trips where I had to either buy a mattress topper or an air bed in order to get some sleep. no mas...

plus now we have a living room to go.
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Old 09-25-2021, 03:17 PM   #8
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I traveled with my job for much of my career so I've seen most of the big cities. At this stage in my life, I find I relish just being outdoors, whether its a week in the mountains or a weekend with our kids and grandchildren.
Thatís my story too.
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Old 09-25-2021, 04:46 PM   #9
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SameÖ. In a hotel now as I write this. Iím probably in 15 or more hotel rooms a month. Love towing my second home behind me and the outdoors. Also prefer being on the road vs in the air. Too much of that too.

That being said, I think I owe my wife a couple hotel vacations that donít involve an 8hr drive. My son too. He loves hotels.
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Old 09-25-2021, 05:09 PM   #10
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We started camping 45 years ago when our kids were small because we couldn't afford hotel vacations. It didn't take us long to figure that we loved camping and we've been doing it ever since. Ocean. Mountains. It doesn't as long as we're outside. Is there anything better than sitting around a warm campfire with a slight chill in the air watching my grandson toast marshmallows to make another s'more?!?
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Old 09-25-2021, 06:02 PM   #11
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Randal J, X2 for it's just nicer outdoors. Have tried cruising, not impressed with the regimentation and expenses. Have been to Hawaii, nice but hotels and always having to find a place to eat. Never seemed terribly relaxing. Been to Europe. Neat to see historical places, but strange beds, sometimes unappetizing foods and situations.
Camping, Arches, Grand Canyon, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Smokies, Pegies Cove, Great Sand Dunes, circumnavigate the Great Lakes, several Canadian Provinces, 35 states.

And always by bed at night and looking forward to tomorrow.
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We camp because we always want to see what's around the next bend in the road. Or revisit a familiar special place. Escaping the cold in winter for the sunshine and warmth wherever it is. Maybe leaving the famously hot summer days for the cooler weather at the beaches or in the mountains.
We think most importantly we camp because it's one of very few pass times that we do everything together without the daily distractions of everyday life. It's always a cherished time for us.
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Love camping with my kids and grandkids! My daughter loved it so much growing up that when she had a son they bought a camper and go often
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Owned and operated cruising sailboats most of my adult life. Also 22 years as an Infantryman and SF type. When I had to have serious back repairs made it eliminated the mobility needed for off shore sailing and sleeping on dirt has lost its appeal. To keep mobile we started with a Teardrop and moved up to a Hummingbird for the conveniences and indoor plumbing. With our "land yacht" we have done the middle of the country, redone from Nova Scotia to Florida and along the Gulf Coast.
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Old 10-02-2021, 09:10 PM   #17
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2021 camping season; rude behavior in packed overpriced campgrounds, out of control pets, smoky fires and yelling conversations right outside our windows until all hours of the night have driven us back to the "hotel" rooms.
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43we are new to comping, live in SW Louisiana had to get one while the house was fixed after the Hurricane that took a months, we have been camping twice and week after next we are going to one close by for 5 days, we are 70 so better get some camping soon and a lot of it, we fell in love the first time we went, quite, only go week days unless the park has sever restrictions would stay a weekend, don't like noise, music, dogs that bark, kids, golf carts with loud music, matter of fact the one we are going to next the fellow lives on the camp ground, told us right up front, if I hear music, loud talking, you have one half hour to get out if not Sheriff office show up and then comes the tow trucks, that is what I go away for the be quite and relax, I read the post and say those people are so lucky to travel, see the country and relax, I worked 43 years in the oil field and those motels all smell alike and when you close your eyes they all looked a like, hated all of the, now good to be FREE, enjoy reading all your post i need to learn from the learned, Joe
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We're in our mid to late 60's and always looking to see "what's around the next bend". We love travel in our Class C and the places it takes us. Of the 2 of us, I enjoy the logistics associated with planning 30+ day adventures. Recently we experienced boondocking for the first time and found it to be a very enjoyable experience too!
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