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Old 05-24-2016, 09:08 PM   #21
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I would go for it. If it becomes unbearable, pack up and come home. One of our best camping trips we had was with our small children (1 and 5) in a popup for a rainy weekend. It started raining while we were setting up and poured for two days. It gave us time to enjoy being together as a family and enjoy the children. They are only young once, enjoy it while you can.

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Old 05-24-2016, 09:26 PM   #22
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Where's the destination? Did you already pay for it? Maybe there are indoor attractions (even a McDonald's with a playscape) that could get you over the really soggy times.

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Old 05-24-2016, 09:28 PM   #23
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As the father of 3 boys, now young men, I would suggest going. If stuck inside it will be a good opportunity for him to learn at times he needs to be mellow. As suggested, bring legos, books and other small items. If he doesn't learn that lesson now, sitting in a boring classroom is going to be a serious challenge!
You hit the nail on the head. NOW is the age for him to learn to sit and play with toys, etc. by himself.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:32 PM   #24
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We only boondock camp. Local lake about 45 minutes away. Pull up find a spot you like and camp. Nothing to pay and no town to go to. Me and the wife are going to have the talk tonight. She hates being cold even just a little. Cold doesn't bother me and of course never bothers the little one. And she isn't one to just sit in the camper and hang out. And she is doesn't want our son to get cold. I tell her he won't and we won't. We'll see I'm all for it but we will have to agree. We always do. And I also look at it that summer has just begun and we have lots of other camping trips planned.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:33 PM   #25
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Instead of kids, we chose dogs. If they don't work out, you can get rid of them and the neighbors don't ask questions

Just kidding...If I were in your position, I think I'd go camping. You can think it'll be bad, but you don't know for sure. You might miss a great time.


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Old 05-24-2016, 09:40 PM   #26
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We chose dogs too and if they don't behave in the camper, we kick them out for a little bit. That usually fixes the problem.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:46 PM   #27
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A bad day of camping is always better than a good day at home. Your son is only getting older and so are you. Embrace it, have a great trip.
Next year you will be saying, "remember last Memorial day" fill in the blanks with we had a great time camping even though it rained or we finished those projects we could have postponed.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:58 PM   #28
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Every time I have cancelled an outing based on what the weatherman says I have regretted it. I would go for it. To steal the title from a Patrick McManus story, it could turn out to be "A Fine and Pleasant Misery".
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:32 PM   #29
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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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Even though our baby is still 2 months away, this is our plan. I've cleaned most of my toys out of the garage, and am installing a tv mount back there. We'll be using it coupled with our reclining camp chairs as our new living space with the baby. Or as baby's room if he needs quiet. Either way my TH that was once filled with bicycles and kayaks will now be filled with strollers, toys, pack and play, and whatever else this new adventure requires!
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Go for it, we found when they were little as a good time for them to explore a bit. Both our boys and now grand daughters love to do things things while camping. I remember bring home sticks, leaves and small rocks to no end. Kids love these type things and you might be surprised with what they come up with. As they get older it gets better. One of my favorite memories is the time my 5year old granddaughter crawled up in my lap and told me that the hotdog she fixed over the fire was the best she ever had. Priceless.

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