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Old 03-15-2015, 08:48 AM   #111
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Everyone has their own definitions of anything..... now a pound sign has become a hash tag (what ever that is). Our lifestyles are very different & that's a good thing. The some getting groceries at a different grocery store is roughing it, to some of our friends growing their vegetables, hunting & raising their meat, milking their goats for milk and making their soap is normal to others it is unheard of .

Camping is the same....... bottom line have fun with your family, your kids grow fast, ours are 26 & 30 years old and still camp with us, We have a nearly 2 year old grandson He has been going since he only a couple of months old....... Bottom line is to have fun, and relax, life is too short. Would not trade it for anything & yes we call it camping.... we have reservations at a 900 site Campground this summer that has called its self a Campground since 1971.

Our first camper was a 1973 Terry .............. Why did they rename the pound sign hash tag anyway it still the pound sign to me .......I guess it's all in a name.....

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Old 03-15-2015, 12:05 PM   #112
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We have some non camper friends that love to tell us that what we call camping (in our fiver) is not camping. My standard response is we are not going to get back to nature, we are just going. And it matters not how far or close as we have a nice county campground 7 miles from home that we use, it changing the zip code. And sometimes all you need is that weekend away to remind yourselves how lucky we are to be together as a family making memories and being together. It seems like we are gonna be like this forever, but in reality our twins are already 10 how much longer do we really have them all to ourselves I wouldn't trade a minute of this precious time in our "camper" for a few nights in a hotel. Watching the kids laugh and run with new friends and friends we bring while sitting by the fire in the evenings having a drink and a cigar...try that in your hotel!


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Old 03-15-2015, 12:28 PM   #113
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Suffered through 90 degree days on an open tent site in Maine,woke up to 3 inches of water IN the tent on the Cape so I've "camped". Looking forward to not can!ping in our sunseeker
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Old 03-15-2015, 01:04 PM   #114
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My thoughts on our TT. No matter where the road takes us, at the end of the day we're always home.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:24 PM   #115
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I like to think of it as age appropriate camping. When I was young my back could take tenting but my wallet could not handle RVing. Now its just the other way around.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:29 PM   #116
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We have some non camper friends that love to tell us that what we call camping (in our fiver) is not camping. My standard response is we are not going to get back to nature, we are just going. And it matters not how far or close as we have a nice county campground 7 miles from home that we use, it changing the zip code. And sometimes all you need is that weekend away to remind yourselves how lucky we are to be together as a family making memories and being together. It seems like we are gonna be like this forever, but in reality our twins are already 10 how much longer do we really have them all to ourselves I wouldn't trade a minute of this precious time in our "camper" for a few nights in a hotel. Watching the kids laugh and run with new friends and friends we bring while sitting by the fire in the evenings having a drink and a cigar...try that in your hotel!


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Very well said. I go to hotels and never meet a sole. I go camping and everyone is walking around talking to everyone. it is great. The kids make lots of play friends and as you mentioned. Sitting by the fire at night is priceless.

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Old 03-16-2015, 02:31 PM   #117
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I like to think of it as age appropriate camping. When I was young my back could take tenting but my wallet could not handle RVing. Now its just the other way around.
lol. That is so true my friend.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:26 PM   #118
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"Is it really camping?"

Kind of reminds me of my friends and family who drive Wranglers who like to point out that our Commander "isn't a Jeep." I'm like, OK, if that's what you think.

If you worry about justifying your decisions to everyone you'll have a miserable life. So I just try to carve out my spot in the world and enjoy it despite everyone.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:53 PM   #119
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Bottom line is to have fun, and relax, life is too short.
Pretty much sums it up for me!

I've done tent camping, hammock camping, and popup camping thus far. Can't wait to pull the new fiver home in two weeks and try the next step.

Though the goal is still the same as Oaklevel said. Have good times with the wife, old friends, and make new ones along the way, while having somewhere comfortable to sleep.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:14 AM   #120
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When I deployed to Saudi Arabia, in the early-winter of 1990, we based out of Riyadh but I was soon sent up near the border of Iraq to support the Army and Marines who were waiting for the word to start the ground offensive. (I was a Sr. Intel Analyst)
Anyway, when me and the other five analysts arrived, we were given spots in a huge tent in tent city and, when we lugged our gear in, I raised my hands and said, "Boys, we're camping in the desert!!"
Lots of scorpions (the mean black kind) but, thankfully, never saw any snakes. And the wild cats who hung around the garbage bins were always a good scare when you opened the door and they would scream and jump out.
And Air Force survival schools were always fun "camping" trips. My favorite was arctic survival school in Fairbanks, Alaska (in January) where we learned how to dig down to the earth, make a snow pit, and then get naked before jumping into the sleeping back. (If you don't get naked the bag won't reflect your body heat back.)
Aw, fun military memories!!
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