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Old 05-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #21
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Last time I did this, I was a lad of about 8 or 9 and my brother was 6 or 7. Dad took us down to the creek bank to sleep under the stars. Only had a blanket to sleep on. In the middle of the night, I was wakened by something warm and a pugent odor in my face. Scared me nearly to death. Turned out to be an old range cow that was breathing in my face checking me out. My hollering scared my little brother even more. Dad had enough of us carrying on, so needless to say that ended our night under the stars.
Good for you the cow breathed on you. You could have got that warm feeling from what comes out the other end.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:12 PM   #22
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My days of roughing it are well behind me. It's more about the family and friends getting together, and it just seems to roll along a little better when you out in nature and still have the comforts of home.

If it's raining, the kids can pile into the living room and close the doors and watch tv or play video games. My kids are older now, but, the same thing is starting to evolve with my grand kids.

They are 5 and 6, and when they come here its like a smaller house with all the amenities. The best thing, is that being in a campground, they have some freedom and there is always new friends to be found. Once the day is done its not a big deal come night time, in the tub, a quick snack and then onto a pullout bed.

Of course when you want them home for dinner, you gotta text them.
Maybe when our kids get older they will want to camp with tents and what not like the real old people used too lol.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:10 AM   #23
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My twin 3 1/2 year old grandchildren are coming to visit this weekend. I have already recorded several episodes of their favorite TV programs. Some things they just can't leave at home.
The first time they were here I didn't have Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on my DVR and my grandson said "Well record it". They learn early.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:59 AM   #24
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Like others we have been there and done the tent, popup, TT, now 5/W. My choice is the 5/W hands down. To old to get up and down off the ground. I will camp right by you in your tent and won't look down on you at all. Probably when these people get some age on them they will graduate also.

When people say that to me I tell them that is why they make Ford, Chevy & Cadillacs. To each his own. I tell them if everyone was like me they'd want my wife.

One guy told me if everyone was like him they wouldn't have his wife. :hihi:
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Roughing it means NOT having a place to plug my portable hot tub into...
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:48 AM   #26
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I spent 13 years in the Canadian military "roughing it", spending time under the stars, in the rain, in the mud and yes in the snow freezing my buns off and vowed I would not do it again, so I have no problem, "roughing it" in my Jayco 5th wheel, with my furnace on and my TV blaring in the background. I do very little camping where I have access to power or water but my generator and small solar panels take care of my needs and the toilets and showers are very close by.
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OK - so I really love the portable hot tub idea. The photo of you in it - not so much. LOL :hihi:
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OK - so I really love the portable hot tub idea. The photo of you in it - not so much. LOL :hihi:
I'm wearing trunks... That was in Jasper National park...
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