So, I'm sitting here thinking about getting the 831RLBSS out this spring.
But, what exactly are we going to do while camping?
I've been away from it for many years, but most of my memories are of watching hte camp fire and lazing about mostly.
The wife (ahem, new wife) is into hiking with our two large dogs, so she's got a plan.
I'm pretty busted up (every chair in the house either heats or vibrates) from more than a decade of military SAR. I'm still game to try things like kite boarding/skydiving/etc, and I can still move and play sports. But I have a more extended rest period compared to when I was younger.
For example, I can still hustle my VF750F Honda Interceptor down a twisty road, but it better not be further away than about 20 minutes or I'm done. Here's a gratuitous pic of my ol' hoss:
Love that bike. I'll probably put it in a plexiglass case when I finally can't ride anymore and make it a bar or something. But I digress....
The Flagstaff is fairly well appointed (TV, radio, etc), but I'd like some other ideas of what activities could be fun.
So, what do You fill your time with when you "camp"?
we enjoying hiking, biking and checking out whats in the area of where we camp. we like state parks and really try to see all we can of them. thats the day.
fire, food and beer (in moderation of course) thats the evening
we have several board games we play.
2007 Chevy 2500HD CC
2010 V-Lite 30WRLTS
Nights Camped 2011 -64
Nights Camped 2012 -50
"I Live in My Own World, But It's OK. They Know Me"
First of all, thank you for serving our country proudly.
I'm about in the same boat as you, bad back (1 surgery) and bad knees (1 surgery). I try to stay as active as I can and I over do it at times. So when we camp I do enjoy sitting around the campfire and relaxing.
I also like to fish. Crappie are always fun, but it's really fun pulling one of those big cats out of the lake on a jug line. Having a good outdoor fish fry on Sunday afternoon is hard to beat.
Usually do some swimming and we'll take the boat out.
Take walks or do some light hiking.
Play games, like Ladder Ball or Lawn Darts.
But mostly I enjoy spending time with the family and/or friends no matter what we're doing.
Gary & Trish "PT Crew Member Since 11/2010"
2017 Prime Time Crusader 315RST TE 6.0 : 2007 Flagstaff 206ST MAC Series
2012 F-250 Lariat : FX4 : CC : SB : 6.7L Diesel : 3/55 Gears 2016 Nights Camped - 9
As much or little as we want to do. Hiking, sight seeing, shooting the breeze with other campers, looking at all the different rigs, relaxation, putter, snooze under the tall trees, fish, never had a bad meal or drink, cards and board games(pegs and jokers)
whether we are with friends or on our own we love every minute of it.
All in all the best thing we have ever taken part in.
2008 Cardinal 30RKLE 5th wheel sold
2006 Rockwood 2607, 2001 Traillite
55 nights 2009, 53 for 2010
44 for 2011, 38 for 2012, 35 for 2013, 51 for 2014
Great White you got the right idea. Nothing like kicking back around a campfire. One memorable campfire I remember was at SugarLoafin campground in Leadville,CO. My wife and I were enjoying the campfire and it just got dark when some elk started bugling in field across the way. Another thing we enjoy is meeting other campers.In 2007 we met a couple from New Jersey and they have become very close friends.