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Old 04-15-2013, 08:31 AM   #31
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I grew up in So. Cal. (Malibu) I went to Cal State Long Beach, and watched an entire shopping mall and all the car dealerships pack up shop and get the hell out of Long Beach because of gang activity.
I've been shot at, car jacked before the term was even popular, had my life threatened while standing in line at a grocery store just because I am white, had an entire episode of Cops filmed from our construction equipment (without my knowledge or consent)... Need I go on?
My in-laws decided to move back to Korea after 20+ years.
It hit the fan (got stiffed for $500K) in our commercial construction business, and we figured there were easier ways to lose money/be ripped off!
So we decided to bite the bullet and move to Korea so the kids would be closer to the grandparents.
Ten years later, our English school is going strong, our kids are big, and I can walk around at midnight with $10K in my pocket without thinking twice about it.
I miss my guns terribly. I don't miss having to carry them in my car, though.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #32
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We often think of leaving the Country too. It has changed so much in all areas, I think, not just Long Beach. I'm in Florida now and we hate it here. Since I know LA and loved it there, I want to go back home. If I knew of a better place that I knew I would love, I would go to that place, but I don't have a crystal ball unfortunately. South Korea has a big tourist industry now I'm told.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #33
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If you aren't familiar with Korea, you'd die here. LOL
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #34
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Why is that? I'm definitely not planning on moving there, just commenting on what I have heard.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #35
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Shiney asked BLM? That is Bureau of Land Management. These are areas of government land thaat provide some camping facilities. They mostly are parking spots with a fireplace grate and a place for a tent. There is usually a common water pump and rest rooms, usually not with running water. It's been a while since I camped BLM so I'm sure someone can be more specific.

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:15 PM   #36
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BLM is a lot more than just campgrounds. But Bill is right, the majority of those campgrounds are places to park a camper, trailer, etc., have a fire ring, a vault toilet and a few in this area have running water. Not elaborate as the Park Service, but tend to have hundreds more in an area.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:41 PM   #37
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Shiney asked BLM? That is Bureau of Land Management. These are areas of government land thaat provide some camping facilities. They mostly are parking spots with a fireplace grate and a place for a tent. There is usually a common water pump and rest rooms, usually not with running water. It's been a while since I camped BLM so I'm sure someone can be more specific.

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Oh, is that what we were talking about? I thought it was trailer parks to live in! (Hijack...)

Thanks for the info Bill, it will be great to have in the back pocket...
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #38
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Lots depends on the size of trailer you have. With a tent trailer you open up way more available sites. The larger the trailer the less sites available to accomodate it. Weekends at most provincial and state parks will definitely be filled to capacity. Weekdays should not be a problem.
Private parks usually have more available sites
Serviced sites normally get taken first.
Enjoy the trip, I hear it's worth the drive.
We have a 26' trailer (tip to tip) with a 4' slide out the back. We can use it with the slide in if we have to.. We are getting more excited all the time, now if we could just get some warm weather!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:55 PM   #39
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Sounds like availability will vary state to state.
If I were you, I would make my itinerary, book, and be less worried. But I'm a planner type. There's always Walmarts, Cracker Barrell, rest stops, casinos, etc. that welcome campers if you find yourself in a pinch.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:00 PM   #40
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I'm jealous of those who can do this- but it would stress wife and I out to no end.
LOL! I'm a little nervous but not as much as "the boss". Don't tell her that!

It's not like we are going to another planet! We have family that live in the States, they put their pants on one leg at a time just like us. I couldn't think of any better country to live next to.
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