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Old 04-23-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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There is nothing more "Off Road" than Blackwell, Texas.

...and I like it and all of Texas.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #12
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I told Jason about what you said and he just laughed.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:02 PM   #13
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Cyndilee - Carl the Camper and Carlette the Shower canopy! I know, I'm weird. But, hey, at least I make life interesting!!

gdenn - restrictions depend on the campground. The place we just recently visited allows grey water to be drained directly onto the ground; however that is not the case in MANY instances. It's best you check with each campground you are traveling for their rules/regulations.

As for the ground covering - our shower canopy came with a nylon floor piece. We created a small valley with our feet for the water to flow away from the center of the shower floor. We are looking at getting a catch-basin for times when we are not allowed to drain grey water onto the ground. Then we'll use the catch-basin and dump it when we dump everything else.

The use of gennys also depends on the campground. Follow their rules for quiet hours (usually 10pm-8am). It would be sad for campers to get out into the quiet and have to listen to a genny all night (not everyone has a quiet genny). Basically, if you're not in your camper/campsite, don't run the genny. (just my modus operandi)

TexasBob - LOVED the Texana Ranch in Blackwell. It was awesome! I can't wait to go back next year!

syencer - not sure Jason remembers meeting me and my husband, there were quite a few folks there. Nicole (RaptorWifey) introduced me to him.

Here's one of the buffalo from the Exotic Animal tour:
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #14
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I learned to ski at Oak Creek Lake when I was 8 years old. I'm sure the lake was very low when you were there.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:31 PM   #15
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Loved hearing about your adventure. I had to chuckle when I read that your camper's name is Carl. I thought maybe I was the only crazy one who was naming my truck and camper! (Sapphire the truck and Sopie the camper) Now I don't feel so alone! I also appreciated hearing that your shower tent came in handy. I have one but haven't been able to see how it works yet. I do know that it took HOURS to figure out how to flatten it and put it back in its little round carrying case!!! I found directions online and printed out the pictures in sequential order to keep in my camper just in case I forget how to get it back down again! It's pretty tricky!
Use of water is a very grey area at campgrounds. I have been know to hook a hose up to the campground water to hose down and soap up. I have also brushed my teeth and shaved in my site, disposing of the water by dispersing it at the camp site, just like I do with dish water. The parks don't seem to care.

I have also done the same thing with hot water at the outside shower.

It is little different to use the tent to shower than it is to use a hose. But at some point the water stops being run off and becomes grey water, and the ranger will visit you to say "no."
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