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Old 12-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Rugged Brown View Post
There is life outside of camping.

We're in the north so the trailer is stored and has been for a couple of months.

Things I do in the meantime:
  • Play with the kids and/or watch them play their sports.
  • Exercise - bike trainer, swim, run, XC Ski. Well ... That's all the time, but I get to throw in the skiing now.
  • Get caught up on the other hobbies - In my case that's cooking, pheasant hunting, a few others.
  • Work - my company's busy season is January through April. But, we're slow from June through September. Not so bad considering Wisconsin weather.

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Old 12-14-2011, 03:10 PM   #12
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My daughter and I winter camp here in Mi.
We have a great time sledding, snowshoeing and huge campfires.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:10 PM   #13
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We headed out to Idaho. We don't have to put up with the snow birds and old retired people. I'm only 67 and not old enough to go South for the winter yet.

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Old 12-14-2011, 06:49 PM   #14
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My wife & I enjoy seeing indoor RV shows around the area that start in the last part of January here in Missouri. Even though we can't afford a new camper right now, we love to see new floorplans of RV's. Quite different from seeing a black & white picture diagram to actually viewing the product. And we also love to see new camping gadgets coming out. But we really like to visit with other campers and ask questions of likes & dislikes of their trailers.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:52 PM   #15
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when we get the bug we will pretend we are on the road somewhere and just camp in the driveway. better than nuttin!
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:08 PM   #16
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the wife and I get the bug to go back camping right after we get back from our vacation we close up the camper the second week of Oct takt our vacation and am usually ready to go back again right after that we have our camper at a perminant spot so we do get to spend alot of time there during the summer we do home improvmenrs and watch it snow and get cold during the winter
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:23 PM   #17
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We are fortunate to live where we can camp year-round. The Holidays have kept us busy, but we're planning a trip for mid January.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #18
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We end up going to the RV Shows here in Ohio too, that's how we ended up with our camper this year...
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:53 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Rugged Brown View Post
There is life outside of camping.
Blasphemy you say...

There's not much to life without camping or planning for a good outing. We're planning for an ice fishing trip this January and planning our other 2012 outings. We're figuring out dutch oven recipes (using the the in-house oven). There's a lot of camping activities to do in the wintertime, without actually setting sail on the open road.

I perish the thought of life without camping!

so far 12 days of camping planned for 2012.
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honey dews!!

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