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Old 07-04-2020, 08:51 AM   #1
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Independence Day Camping (kinda)

Pulled the camper over to the kids house for some 4th of July driveway camping. Full hook-up - our son in law doesn't do things half-way. Kinda silly, just a few miles away. But, no one will drive after a day of celebration. Anyone else doing something "unique" this weekend?

Hey Grandpa Uncle Eddie - If you're lurking on the forum, Happy Fourth of July!

God Bless America!
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Old 07-04-2020, 08:54 AM   #2
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That's awesome! Just staying home cooking some ribs on the Big green egg.
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Old 07-04-2020, 09:40 PM   #3
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Yes we are. Us and friends are on the way to Pigeon Forge TN.

Stayed last night at a Cabela’s and tonight we are at a winery around Knoxville TN. The winery is part of Harvest Hosts so get to stay for free but had a wine tasting and bought some.
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I've heard good things about Harvest hosts ? Your thoughts? Basically fry camping for a few days ?
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Old 07-05-2020, 11:40 PM   #5
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4 th. Camping

Kinda-going next week to a lake about 25 miles away when most people are back home. Of course now, they are predicting the weather here to be over a 100 degrees that week. This has been a tough year all around.
As far as Harvest Hosts, it depends where you live and travel. Coming from North Texas, there are very few in the areas we travel to. Most seem to be in the mid-Northeast and North West. And many are off the main routes. They are 1 day stay and you must be self-contained. We have friends that travel 6 months a year and they like them for a change of pace. I like the idea, but have not found them to be convient for us so far.
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We did basically the same thing (stay home and camped). We have 10 acres so we kinda pick a different spot away from house and try new things with our new camper. It's fun but itching to hit the road and do some camping for real. New to all this, having fun though.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:03 AM   #7
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35 miles to FL State 60 sites wonderful park

We traveled all of 35 miles to FL State Park at Kissimmee River in Lake Wales, Florida

Had our fav site 43 (open to grassy pasture with lots of deer, turkeys, pigs)

Spent 3 nights prior to 4th weekend to avoid weekend airboat NOISE. (They run all night long without mufflers)

When we departed early on Thursday, July 3, only 27 of 60 total sites were occupied.

We Florida residents 65 and over camp for around $15 per night with elec & water but no sewer. They do have an excellent dump station.

We didn't fish but bass fishing here is second to none. They have a really nice marina......almost empty. Alligators are here too but not generally visible in the daytime...

Deer will come to you especially in early morn and at dusk. Turkeys too

We love this park which takes you back to the way Florida was 100 years ago

It's 3 miles from main road to campsites over asphalt winding road

If you're anywhere near central Florida, please reserve a site in this wonderful State Park. We've been coming back here for 15 years in everything from an A liner to pull behinds to Class A, B and C motorhomes.
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I've heard good things about Harvest hosts ? Your thoughts? Basically fry camping for a few days ?


Basically dry camping yes.

There were three couples at the winery overnight when we were there. Us, our friends, and another couple that pulled in.

The third couple has been staying at them all across the country from Washington state over while he changes duty stations - still in active duty Navy.

They have all kinds of different places - working farms, small wineries, breweries, etc.

The Navy couple stayed at one in New Mexico that had lava tubes and other cool stuff to tour.

This was the first one for us and our friends but we will keep doing them as it works well for us.

Not too expensive to join and will get to places we normally wouldn’t stop.
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