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Old 05-25-2016, 09:32 PM   #71
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My towed and two dogs are the ice breakers. Owner is friendly also. And offer help or tools if needed.

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Old 05-25-2016, 09:45 PM   #72
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They are that way even if you are from the north. If you are not from there well, you know what I mean!
Wifey and I regularly visit the Cape either before the season starts or after Labor Day. Traffic is lighter and most of the rude folk are off the peninsula.
Now, when I was flying, the guy in the right seat was a southerner and told me
we 'had three green' (as in landing gear all down) so slowwwwly that I swear he was waiting for a different shade...

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Old 05-25-2016, 09:59 PM   #73
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If you see me sitting outside in my chair, by all means walk up and have a seat. I will get you a cold desired beverage and something to eat (if it is meal tIme). We can chat. If the DW joins in you might be there longer than you anticipated.

About 10 years ago while camping myself and the woman of the family in the site behind ours kept having eye contact. After a few days we finally started chatting. Since that year our families have both correlated our vacation times so we can meet up at the beach for 2 weeks. This has been going on for 10 years. As time passed we have met other people and now there are about 8 families from 4 states that we meet up with every year. The kids do their thing and the adults do their thing. This kind of relaxation is why we go camping. When you meet somebody you never know how it will turn out.

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Old 05-26-2016, 01:07 AM   #74
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Invariably, somebody always comes over and tells us how to fish. This being 2hours after we've already been back in camp with two limits, and they've just got back with two fish.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:18 AM   #75
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I guess I'm anti-social because so many people generally disappointment me by being inconsiderate. Barking dogs, uncontrolled kids throwing balls and hitting my truck, campfires with green wood producing nothing but smoke, loud music, walking through campsites, etc.

We go camping to (hopefully) enjoy nature and some peace and quiet. We avoid weekends and camp on the outside loops; away from bathrooms etc. Dry camping at National or State forests is generally better; more real campers.

People are generally attracted to our dog. I will happily chat on the loop road with them for 5 minutes. But we don't wind up at someone's campsite; talking and having a drink. For us, it's not party time, it's nature time.
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over the last 7000 miles I have only found one couple that was relatively willing to talk, most just try to avoid eye contact, all the friendly conversation I hear about seems to be few and far between, I know people are out to get away and enjoy some quiet time, but some conversation is always welcome after a time away from home, but to each their own
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:18 AM   #77
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Once I see them done setting up I try to start with "Hello" and say some compliments about something they have on hand or near them for example their dog. Then I ask them where they are from...and so on. This is what I do to make new friends at camp whenever I feel like it.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:28 AM   #78
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I have never had an issue with talking to those who want to, just half the time I'm not sure what to say. I do not want to be that guy that rambles on about his rash he has.... I am also not into telling all about myself. Mostly talk about places we have been and where we will be going.

I am also of the theory of waving and saying hello and if engaged will keep talking. Had a few just wave back and continue on and a few give full on tours of their setups. One guy, a hobbyist wood worker, replaced all his counters with slabs cut from a VERY large oak tree for a rustic looking counter top.

Now, I am a good listener at times. Which helped when I had a neighbor who had lost several friends on the left coast (shot and killed). He was taking time to re-find himself. I think he needed someone to talk with who could relate. We had a good 2 hour talk. Just happy I could be there to listen.

NOW what DOES get my goat... We all wave at each other at the campgrounds (even if we want to be left alone) but on the road we all look straight ahead with a look of anger on our faces and refuse to even acknowledge each other on the road let alone wave!

Never had any issues with those from Canada. But I will agree the two times we were at the Cape Cod area, the locals were less than friendly (unless they were taking our money).

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Old 05-26-2016, 09:41 AM   #79
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Just read the whole thread, what a great way to get an insight into camping humanity, and others! We put on about 3000 miles last year and met nearly every type mentioned here and still had a good time. If any of the adult children come along then we seem to have more neighbor conversations as there is more activity in our site. When it is just the DW and I, we are a bit more of the quiet nature lover/observers.

Someone said that common sense ain't so common, and that would seem to be the problem in many situations.

We are heading out again next month, hope to find your peach cobbler.


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A six pack in hand, usually helps me warm up to the person carrying it!

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