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Old 08-12-2016, 05:42 PM   #41
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Never stayed in a state park we didn't like.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:48 PM   #42
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We camp for over the weekends. On Saturday we try to get out and look for garage sales and/or do the shopping for the things we forgot. If the weather is cooperative, we'll spend the rest of the day enjoying the sun and do some reading. Sunday we'll stay around the campground until it's time to pack up and head home.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:51 PM   #43
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Whenever you are on a trip with your camper do you spend most of your time at your campground, and how important to you is it, or is your destination the reason of the trip so you spend most of the day taking in the sights where you are?

We just got back from a great ten day trip up the west coast of Michigan. We stayed at Michigan State Parks on the whole trip. At the last two, Traverse City SP and Wildnerness SP by Mackinac City, especially Wilderness where our full hook up site was 100 feet or so from a quiet beautiful beach on Lake Michigan. We found it hard to leave the campgrounds each morning to take in the many things to see and do by at each location. Traverse City has Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore, about 30 miles away and a host of great New England type towns up the coast. Not to forget Traverse City itself! But the campgrounds were so nice and peaceful and rustic we wanted to spend more time enjoying the quiet and our camper. We made it work of course but I get the urge to find our next destination to be someplace that we will spend most of our time camping!
Sitting in Wilderness State Park as I write this. See no reason to move. Enjoying the new, this year, full service site M.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:58 PM   #44
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We go for a long weekend every month somewhere in the state of Florida.

Our location choices always involve either waterfront beach / fishing options (last month & this month), group gatherings (like FL FROG next month), bicycle sightseeing, microbreweries (Nov) or music festivals (Oct). We love our evenings & campfires on site along with morning coffee... then off we go to enjoy the area.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:46 PM   #45
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We generally bring a toad and sight see, but, occasionally we just like to veg at the site.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:43 PM   #46
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We use our Solera as our "hotel room on wheels".
That's exactly how we've described our travel trailer and 5th wheel to those who are not RVers! In addition, we quickly decided that we are "travelers" and not "campers."

Retirement and an RV have given us the flexibility to travel the U.S. and Canada when we want, where we want, and for as long as we want. With an RV, we no longer have to worry about reservations for plane tickets, rental cars, or hotels or have to eat every meal in restaurants. Our 5th wheel is our "home away from home" when we are visiting all the places we have dreamed of exploring, but rarely had sufficient time when we were both working.

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Old 08-13-2016, 07:23 AM   #47
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We tend to do both and we travel differently for each. When sightseeing, we tend to eat at restaurants more or since we're in Michigan: a different microbrewery every night. When we are on a sightseeing adventure we are always looking for that next perfect spot to return to and do our other favorite type of camping: boondocking.

When sightseeing we don't bring the solar panel, never put up the awning or hammock and generally only stay two days in any given place.

Now that we have visited almost every square mile of Michigan we know lots of places to return to. The only place left is the thumb!
We are trying to see how many Michigan State Parks we can camp @,,,
But I don't think we will ever be able to say we have visited almost every square mile of Michigan ???
One Big draw back of having a small MH with no Toad is,,, we spend most of our out time kicking back @ the campgrounds,,, with an occasional short bike ride !!!
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:40 AM   #48
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To the Michigan responses, can't wait to go back! Would stay at Wilderness for 3-4 days a do the UP from there, back down to Traverse City, want to kayak the river! And take in as much as we missed this past trip. DW and I too like to go out and see what's around us, and to see how the other folks live where we re visiting. However, Wilderness was just so darn beautiful, quiet, friendliest Rangers we ever encountered it was hard to leave daily and when it was time to head back to WNY State.
Wilderness is a Very Nice Park,,, we were on site #13 for a couple of days this summer,,, the sites on the outside,,, away from the water are quite large,,, but if you choice to camp there,,, beware of the Poison Ivy !!!
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Sitting in Wilderness State Park as I write this. See no reason to move. Enjoying the new, this year, full service site M.
Are you on the water ??? Maybe got a little storm yesterday ???
We got our first rain fall last night in about 2 weeks,,, got just less than 2 & 3/4 of an inch!!! Lawn is like a stubble field !!!
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[CODE]Sitting in Wilderness State Park as I write this. See no reason to move. Enjoying the new, this year, full service site M. [/CODE __________________

Wish we were there along side you! M is a great site, we were at R on the corner, huge site.

Life Without Whine, very catchy! You hit on one of our favorite "small" things we absolutely love about camping is morning coffee outside! Its a great tag team to ending the night before with a campfire.
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