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Old 04-03-2015, 07:59 AM   #1
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Wind and rain and why I bought a camper

Heading out to the lake this weekend, but forecast has us 15 - 25 mph winds today and Sunday with a 70% chance of rain on Sunday.

We have canceled SO many camping trips due to weather over the years, but we are going to a new campground which is only about 20 miles away. It is side roads the whole way (45mph) so the wind doesn't bother me so much.. I figure Saturday night we'll just stay up until the wee hours of the morning and simply sleep in Sunday while the pitter pattter of rain hits our camper.. All of us will bring our supply of reading material and I'll turn on our WiFi hotspot so we can browse the internet..

So will Sunday be a bust??? Ehh.. We'll see... Sitting around the dining table playing a few rounds of spades with the kiddos, maybe teach them some poker and take their lunch money while the Keurig brews some coffee/ tea and the microwave pops another bag of popcorn..

Wish us luck.......:-)
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:03 AM   #2
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It doesn't get better than that! Enjoy!
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:09 AM   #3
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Tex1961, That's what we did on New Year's weekend. Drove over to Hackberry to the Army Corp. campground on Lake Lewisville. 1st day was great...rained the rest of the time. But it all worked out and everyone had a great time! Enjoy!


By the way, where are you going?


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Old 04-03-2015, 08:38 AM   #4
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And that's what it's all about! Trouble is that our non-camping friends just don't understand.

We never canceled any trip because of weather. Some of our most fun tenting trips were during rainy weekends. But the one thing that always scared me and still does is high winds.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:54 AM   #5
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In Seattle, if we waited for decent weather, we may never go camping.

Here, we call the first sunny day after three straight days of rain,"Monday"!

Have a great weekend!

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Old 04-03-2015, 10:03 AM   #6
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Yup the first time I woke up to it raining and almost freezing temps, my first thought was "those poor tent campers" I still love putting on the backpack and hitting the trails with the kiddos, but man do I love having the trailer option now also!!
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:12 AM   #7
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And we fondly remember camping in Yosemite with our Coleman tent-trailer watching those pitching their tents in the deceptively 'safe' swales. A HUGE afternoon thunderstorm came through and their tents floated down to the Merced River. We were high-n-dry and vowed to never again to be ground sleepers! Granted, we hated wet weather camping because the canvas sides had to fully dry-out before packing it away, hence our evolution to the TT. Only tough part now is a deluge while setting-up or breaking-down ~ but we got our ponchos for that!
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Sounds like a great weekend! I was thinking this weekend it would be nice to pull our HTT out of storage, to get it ready. Nothing wrong with sitting around the table and playing a few rounds of cards.

As for wind, it does not bother me to much anymore. the worst riding out a very nasty wind storm that really rocked the trailer for 10 - 15 minutes.
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Tex1961, That's what we did on New Year's weekend. Drove over to Hackberry to the Army Corp. campground on Lake Lewisville. 1st day was great...rained the rest of the time. But it all worked out and everyone had a great time! Enjoy!


By the way, where are you going?


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Sorry for the delay in responding, was at the Walls Mart... getting supplies and have been loading up the TT..

We are heading to Lake Lavon (Clear Lake park). We usually go to Lake Ray Roberts, but didn't make reservations in time so we are trying someplace new. Full hookups, water, electric, sewer... Yaa..
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My kids love it when it rains while camping. It means I stop nagging them to go outside and hike, bike, kayak, lol. We play games inside instead or read a book.
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