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Old 05-24-2016, 12:02 PM   #11
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wyo 700....sorry for your pain.
This is why I pick puppies over kids!

Is your camper close to home where you could maybe do some "backyard" camping? We camper is just a mile down the road form us. The site has no power or running water. We often go down there to work on the RV and even knock back a couple of cold ones. Heck we have even boon docked there as well.

What ever you decide ...have fun!


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Old 05-24-2016, 12:46 PM   #12
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Is there a Grandma close by? I know I would love it. Then you can honeymoon! Grandmas lived way far away when ours was younger so we took him everywhere. We just had to keep an eagle eye on him. If it was raining, we would play in the rain. That was about 40 years ago and did not have a TT.

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Old 05-24-2016, 01:01 PM   #13
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Am I missing something here. Rain !!! Side X Side !!! Mud !!!
Heck yeah I would go camping!!!
Playing at the play ground while raining as well. Can always come in to warm up. ☔️
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:34 PM   #14
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We have our grandaughter with us many weekends in our fifth wheel. Been doing this since she was two....good weather..bad weather..whatever. We seasonal for six months and watch her most weekends.
A good selection of age appropriate toys is needed but IXNAY the PlayDoh...unless you use it outside. My grandaughter is a playdoh fiend but getting that out of a carpet sucks especially if it gets stepped on and pushed in...and I don't care how careful you are...shnibletts of that stuff get everywhere.

DVD's are great if he likes certain Disney or Pixar movies.

But best of all is letting him go ape outside. They don't care about the temps...we care about the temps. My grandaughter will go and play in the playground at our campground even if it was 33 and sleet...granted we would not let her but...unless it is really what. All of us survived the cold and when I was a kid our parents tossed us out in any weather to play....get outside and play and shut off the TV ( all 8 channels of it)
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:47 PM   #15
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Good foul weather clothing is a must at any age. Walking/running/splashing in the wind and rain burns energy. That means sleep!

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Old 05-24-2016, 01:52 PM   #16
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You guys are making this decision seem much easier. Sounds like we just need to go. Heck with it. We'll figure it out.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:56 PM   #17
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I'm in a somewhat similar situation with my holiday camping plans. This has happened more than once and when it does I ask myself two questions:

Am I OK with going camping as planned?
Am I OK with not going camping?

I usually end up with one "yes" and one "not sure/no" answers. I will make a decision and sleep on it.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 05-24-2016, 04:11 PM   #18
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Kids in poor weather camping

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So we usually go camping our first trip this weekend memorial weekend. Last year our son was 8 months old so easy to take care of. This year almost two and just a little wild man cant sit still for more than two seconds. The weather here in SW Wyoming has not been to great lately. And this weekend not looking so great, probably be decent in the morning but by noon windy possible rain showers that would last into the evening and kinda cold probably only a high around 60 but with the wind can feel like mid 40s not ideal for my son. So with a crazy and extremely active child sitting inside in a small toy hauler probably isn't going to work out so well. We would also like to take at least one more full day to work around the yard and finish up a few projects. We don't know what to do. We are on the fence about both. If we choose to stay home plan on trying to go fishing or go for a sidexside ride. Probably to much rambling on we are just stuck.
When our kids were small we used cold and rainy days to play board games and do crafts. We would put on our rain gear and going exploring or jump in the car and visit a nearby town. There is always music and TV but they are what you do st home. I would sometimes put up a tarp near the fire place and built a fire or set the dining tent up and turn it into a place to play or read. Reading stories and spending quality time with little ones while camping in cold or weather weather can be creating a great memory with all its warts and bumps.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:30 PM   #19
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I say go camping, those things at the house will be there when you get back. I have a 4 year old and she does not even ask about the TV, I pad when we are camping even in bad weather. We will just play games and tell stories and wait for the weather to get better.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:19 PM   #20
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Maybe it's time to convert the toy hauler to a play room for your 2yr old for those rainy days....been there...our boys remember those days tenting in the rain and fog...great memories.
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