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Old 11-01-2012, 06:22 AM   #1
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As its that time of year most are winterizing there campers, we are trying to start a new family tradition. We are booked for thanksgiving at a local state park. Have a few of our normal camping partners coming as well. Plan is to fry one turkey,cook one in the oven, then the side dishes will be crock pot dishes. We are really looking forward to the trip, hopefully the weather holds off for us, but we will be bringing planty of firewood for comfort anyone else heading out for thanksgiving???

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:47 AM   #2
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Our family will be camping in Pine Mountain, GA for the holiday...looking forward to it

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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Last year we made it down to Lake Havasu city where it was a mild 75 degrees.

This year we are trying something a little cooler and going to Williams, AZ and taking the train up to Grand Canyon.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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No, Thanksgiving begins the 2nd weekend of the "great migration north" as I call it, or deer hunting in Wisconsin. We can never plan anything for Thanksgiving. And in fact, there were quite a few years I spent the holiday alone while my DH went to the shack up north to sit around in the woods waiting for Bambi to walk by. He's been lucky the last few years; he dropped a 10 pointer on opening morning last year. When he gets a deer opening weekend, we can spend Thanksgiving together. Camping sounds fun, but that would require planning and it all hinges on the almighty deer.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #5
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Yes & it has become a tradition for us. We have been going to Brown County State Park, IN, almost every year since 1999. My daughters are off to college but they still look forward to coming home for the trip. We serve a big dinner to our family the Sunday before so we can be gone camping during the actual holiday.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #6
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My family has been doing this for at least the last 10-15 years at our local state park, Sloppy Floyd SP in Summerville, GA. My Grandparents in the Cardinal 5er, My aunt\uncle\cousin in their Keytone outback TT, my mom and dad in their toy hauler tt, and my family in our Surveyor TT. It's close enough to home that we can take our daughter to other family celebrations with the in-laws and still camp most of the week and enjoy the woods with my family. To my surprise the in-laws usually adjust their Thanksgiving celebrations to the weekend before and after Thanksgiving so we don't have to come home during the week.

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Old 11-01-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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We are leaving Central PA Tuesday after the kids finish school. Heading South to hopefully some warm weather in Hilton Head, SC.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:07 PM   #8
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This will be our seventh year camping over the Thanksgiving holiday. We camp for the entire week along with several other family members. We do a full, traditional dinner and eat outside, usually overlooking a lake (depending on where we go). It surprises me how full the campground is during this holiday. What a great family tradition. Enjoy!
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #9
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This is our 5th year of camping during thanksgiving, usually Myrtle Beach SC or Hilton Head SC. This year heading to Disneyworld to stay at Ft Wilderness and enjoy a little Mickey and the gang with the kids, Happy Holidays and Happy camping to all.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #10
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Our RV will be getting some work done then. I am seriously considering a New Years trip to a local state park. Realizing we will not have water........... But we would go to a park have bathrooms/showers you can use. I would love to ring in the New Year sitting in front of a campfire. Let's see if Mother Nature will cooperate!!


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