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Old 02-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #31
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I've never understood people going to a campground for 2 nights (Fri/Sat) and leaving at the crack of dawn on Sunday. Why bother going for 2 nights and 1 day. We always stay as late on Sunday as our schedule (and checkout times) allow. We enjoy relaxing with a nice breakfast, walking the dogs, playing cards, etc. while watching everyone else leave (mostly by 9AM it seems). Seems like they're missing a lot of their camping time by being too eager to leave. IMO
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #32
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I've never understood people going to a campground for 2 nights (Fri/Sat) and leaving at the crack of dawn on Sunday. Why bother going for 2 nights and 1 day. We always stay as late on Sunday as our schedule (and checkout times) allow. We enjoy relaxing with a nice breakfast, walking the dogs, playing cards, etc. while watching everyone else leave (mostly by 9AM it seems). Seems like they're missing a lot of their camping time by being too eager to leave. IMO
We typically eat breakfast and head out after a Friday and Saturday night. The evenings are our favorite time, and the we usually pick an activity or two during the day to do. However, with a typical 2-3 hour drive, plus time to unpack the trailer, clean the trailer, and make the round trip to the storage facility...we are usually not done until almost dinner time even leaving at 9 am.
If we waited until check out, we would have no time to catch our breath before going to bed and heading to work Monday morning. That's our reasoning behind heading out in the AM.
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We typically eat breakfast and head out after a Friday and Saturday night. The evenings are our favorite time, and the we usually pick an activity or two during the day to do. However, with a typical 2-3 hour drive, plus time to unpack the trailer, clean the trailer, and make the round trip to the storage facility...we are usually not done until almost dinner time even leaving at 9 am.
If we waited until check out, we would have no time to catch our breath before going to bed and heading to work Monday morning. That's our reasoning behind heading out in the AM.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #34
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I've never understood people going to a campground for 2 nights (Fri/Sat) and leaving at the crack of dawn on Sunday. Why bother going for 2 nights and 1 day. We always stay as late on Sunday as our schedule (and checkout times) allow. We enjoy relaxing with a nice breakfast, walking the dogs, playing cards, etc. while watching everyone else leave (mostly by 9AM it seems). Seems like they're missing a lot of their camping time by being too eager to leave. IMO
While some of us try to get every minute of camping in others have to made do with getting some camping in even if it means a early departure. In my book a short campout is better than staying home.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #35
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All of our friends joke about us, we pack everything the night before departure. They usually don't even see us in the am, so we say our good byes that evening. We plan on donuts and coffee for breakfast and leave early. We like to get home early, so we can unpack, do laundry and settle back in so we are ready for work the next day. Just what we do, several of our friends stay until check out time.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #36
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I've never understood people going to a campground for 2 nights (Fri/Sat) and leaving at the crack of dawn on Sunday. Why bother going for 2 nights and 1 day. We always stay as late on Sunday as our schedule (and checkout times) allow. We enjoy relaxing with a nice breakfast, walking the dogs, playing cards, etc. while watching everyone else leave (mostly by 9AM it seems). Seems like they're missing a lot of their camping time by being too eager to leave. IMO
What I do for just Two Pleasurable nights and 1 day. We leave by noon. Get off work, hook up camper (already loaded), drive one hour to lake campground, set up, drive 5 mile and pick up boat at storage. Come Sunday, tear down, return boat to storage, hook up and return home. I do this about every other weekend during the summer and look forward to the next trip when I leave. I have always said "The worst thing about camping is going home". That said, I still look forward to my next trip.
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So - no boat, no kids (grown), normally camp within 2 hours of home, store the camper about 10 minutes from home, so we have less pulling on us. I know some folks just prefer to head out early, even if they don't have to. That's cool, just not for me.
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