Originally Posted by wicked1
Trying to understand and see what everyone does.
Just curious as next year we are putting together a bigger budget for camping to do more at Non TT campgrounds.
We avoid commercial CG's unless we have no other choices.....and then we tend to go with Passport America.
As someone else stated: "We are not campers; we are travelers".
We are out there to SEE stuff, fish, hunt, ID birds, etc. The RV just makes it comfortable. Kinda like we view the boat as an extension of the tackle box, NOT an end into and of itself.
So....a cg, flatspot, boondock site is simply a place to sleep, not a destination.
Reservations ? We never know where we will be or where we want to go, until the spirit moves us, so reservations have no meaning.
We have to be at a wedding just west of Philly in late June, so will visit an old friend in Boston a week later.
That is an exception to our routine: NEVER RV IN THE SUMMER -- kids, dogs, and rude people in crowds.
Typical trip was most of April and May.....wandering from SW Missouri, through AK and OK, watching the flowers bloom, birds moving north....one COE with Geezer Pass ($8), WalMart, rest area.....son's place NW of Houston (got wet)....wandered towards Luchenback (picked with the locals)....toured the LBJ ranch....more WalMart flatspotting....saw gazillion acres of BlueBonnets.....scissortail flycatchers....spontaneous BBQ with other overnighters and the owner of a wide spot in the road in NW Texas.
Wound up at our secret lake in NM, with bears, trout, sunsets, many birds.
Came back along the OK/KS line.....stayed at the salt pan. Hit the Miami casinos and (this time) paid for most of the gas.
Tried the snowbird thaaaang three times....once in TX and twice in FL.
Yeccchhh. Felt like a (very crowded) nursing home where everyone got orgasmic over shuffleboard. Never again, but we wander the Near South in winter, where folks are nicer, music more authentic, and fishin' spots uncrowded.
Stop at friends and family here and there, knowing that, like fish, visitors tend to turn after a couple days.
But we relish meeting convivial folks along the way. Always have an adult beverage to share (if they turn out to be decent....maybe some single malt).
But "camp"......nah; we don't camp
(unless the g-kids nag us....then all bets are off).