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Old 12-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Winter blahs

For those that live in the wonderful north... How do you get through the winter?

It's only the beginning of December and I'm missing the every weekend camping terribly! It truly is depressing.

I'm self employed and usually very busy, in the summer I need that weekend break away from it all to decompress and forget about the next week coming up.

Winter is my extremely busy season and I have no outlet or decompression escape, or time for that matter.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Even here in Virginia the Winter blahs are prevalent.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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Im cheating and heading to the Caribbean for a couple of weeks. Its not camping but a good distraction. My Whitehawk sits right outside my livingroom window and it saddens me every time I see it with its cover on. I could camp nearly year round here in S . Oregon but it does freeze at nights so I wouldnt be able to use most features.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #4
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Im cheating and heading to the Caribbean for a couple of weeks. Its not camping but a good distraction. My Whitehawk sits right outside my livingroom window and it saddens me every time I see it with its cover on. I could camp nearly year round here in S . Oregon but it does freeze at nights so I wouldnt be able to use most features.
We're going to Cancun in January. It will be our first trip like this and as much as that week would/should be amazing I fear my blahs will be worse when I come back to -35C.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:14 AM   #5
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The past few winters I have restored motorcycles ( Triumph's ) but I could not find one for this year. I guess I'll focus on coin collecting.

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Old 12-03-2013, 08:36 AM   #6
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So funny, I was thinking about this last week. Here in S. Texas, we can camp year-round if we want, but it seems there's something else going on every weekend, and I sure would rather be RV'ing. Spring is our busy time in my industry, so as I watch the last few weekends of the year slip away, it saddens me that I really won't get to take another trip until May.

Though, if I were to have a "winter" where I had to put the rig away for a couple months, I think I would catch up on some reloading. I use a single-stage press, so it keeps me busy for a long time, and I don't go broke trying to "feed" it.
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In the past, I did a lot of down hill skiing, and some cross country. I was on Ski Patrol so got to ski for free, but whenever someone injured themselves, we Patrollers were administering First Aid pronto. Good fun, friendship and helping others in the process. I think finding a winter sport to enjoy really helps beat the winter blues.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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The winter blahs don’t kick in for me usually until early February. I have few things I can do. This winter I will build a few end tables and I have a model T rear axle assembly to rebuild. I then have a few other T project to work on. I try to never work on the old car in the summer. On top of that, I have a few Scout campouts to do, and most importantly spending some time just playing with the kid outside doing winter sports.
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I build furniture in my shop and make camping reservations for the upcoming summer season!! Sometimes when I take a break from the furniture I'll sit in the trailer and read my log book from the past and that helps get me through winter. I also look forward to the winter solstice as that means the days are getting longer and spring is on its way!!
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I build furniture in my shop and make camping reservations for the upcoming summer season!! Sometimes when I take a break from the furniture I'll sit in the trailer and read my log book from the past and that helps get me through winter. I also look forward to the winter solstice as that means the days are getting longer and spring is on its way!!
The "shop" and "solstice" comments got my attention. I've missed my tools since we left home. And it's odd for this northerner to have great weather, but the day is over at 5:30. Anyway, I'm glad for you that you have a way through.
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