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Old 04-12-2013, 01:20 PM   #11
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I usually camp with a bunch of friends. We have several awesome chefs in the group that do a lot of cooking (I swear I gain 5 pounds every time we camp) so we tend to eat a lot, as well as all-around socializing. Since we tend to stay within about 45 minutes of the house, many other friends who don't camp, will drive over and spend the day/evening with us.

Sitting around the campfire is my favorite....but we also play a lot of card games. Sometimes, we may go off geocaching or benchmarking.

Can't wait till next weekend, as we have 8 sites reserved at our favorite campground.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:22 PM   #12
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recon33A, there seems to be some repetition in your post. I think you got stuck. Have a drink and get unstuck....... my niner domestic said that...
I think there's country song that's should fit right in with the theme... " ford got stuck when the Dodge showed up"
Lol sounds like good times
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:40 PM   #13
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I guess we're a bit of the exception- our camper is our vacation house and we're more of travelers using the campground as a base for checking out the surrounding area. It's common for us to wake up slow, mosey on out anywhere from 9-noon and then be out until after dinner. Once we get home, the bottomless pit (DD) is hungry again and we have to take care of the housely duties (dishes, making bottles of formula, always seem to need to tidy up, etc). Last week we were tourists in Colonial Williamsburg. Over the summer, we spend 2-3 weeks at the beach.

On the other hand, I work from home for my job, so I often spend weekdays at the dinette working 8-10 hours. The wife may hang out, may take the kids to the pool or even do some sight-seeing.

Though, we do have weekends where we're "camping" and playing games, hanging out, going for walks, taking daughter fishing, or enjoying the campground amenities are our thing.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:53 PM   #14
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I am a very early riser. My most favorite thing to do every morning is to grab a cup of coffee and head outside to listen to nature. I love hearing the birds come to life! We camp seasonal, so we have a small flower garden that I like to tend. We also have a couple of atv's so we often go out trail riding, and end the day cooking up a good meal with our camp neighbors, having a few cocktails, and sharing stories by the fire. Life is good!
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:59 PM   #15
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We use our camper as if we had a Vacation Timeshare...we mostly pick trips where there is plenty to do & see outside of the campground and when back at our site in the evening it's dinner, campfire & any activity we feel like doing that night on site.
A member on this forum related their camper as a C.O.W (condo on wheels), thought that was clever and exactly how we view our camper use!
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #16
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A member on this forum related their camper as a C.O.W (condo on wheels), thought that was clever and exactly how we view our camper use!
We joke with people that RV'ers take Their house with them.. Like a turtle. And the name stuck
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:22 PM   #17
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We joke with people that RV'ers take Their house with them.. Like a turtle. And the name stuck
I like that. I have seen RV's also called Wheel Estate.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:41 PM   #18
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One game I learned as a "drinking game" we have converted into a camping game.

First person starts off naming somebody famous. Next person has to think of somebody who's frist initial is the same as the previous person's last initial. Then it continues around the circle. So it could go like this:

George Washington
Will Smith
Steve Jobs

If the person has the same first and last initial, it switches direction. So for example Marilyn Monroe

If the person really only has one name like Cher, the next person just has to pick another "C."
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #19
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Typically we go camping to do an activity, such as kayak or tubing.

In our "downtime", we'll do stuff we don't have the time to do at home, such as:
- play ladder ball
- play other games with the kids... Jenga, puzzles, etc.
- scavenger hunts
- read
- sit by the fire, roast marshmallows
- drink... without having to worry about driving home
- hiking


When I'm home, I take any opportunity to sleep in, as I'm not a morning person. But when camping I am usually the opposite. I relish those few moments of peace alone as I watch the sun come up.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #20
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I usually camp with a bunch of friends. We have several awesome chefs in the group that do a lot of cooking (I swear I gain 5 pounds every time we camp) so we tend to eat a lot, as well as all-around socializing. Since we tend to stay within about 45 minutes of the house, many other friends who don't camp, will drive over and spend the day/evening with us.

Sitting around the campfire is my favorite....but we also play a lot of card games. Sometimes, we may go off geocaching or benchmarking.

Can't wait till next weekend, as we have 8 sites reserved at our favorite campground.
WMTIRE,

That must be a "Louisiana Thing". That's how we do it too. As a matter of fact, we will be group camping at the Louisiana Hot Sause Festival this weekend. Cooking, Eating, Drinking and playing cards.
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