RET ARMY 1980, DW Donna , "Tiny" (furkid) . Class A, 2007 Bounder 35E, Ford Chassis, 4 SAMS 6VOLTS,405W Solar,TriStar 45 Controller,1750W INVERTER, YAMAHA 2400, TOW: Honda CRV. READY BRAKE. "Living Our Dream". NASCAR FAN 14,18,20,11 LOVE CO & NM
Last year we did the "Rocky Mountain Tour" to show them off to our adopted German kids (see our post entitled The Germans are coming). That was a lot of work! This year my family are going to a northern Saskatchewan lake,in the bush, with no cell phone coverage or internet and plan to do "nothing". That includes fishing, hiking, kayaking, sitting at the shore watching the sun come up/go down and listening to the Loons, make fires and have fun for 2 weeks! Oh I almost forgot...fighting mosquitos!
Last time I was in Northern Saskatchewan fishing at Jan Lake, 2 mosquitoes landed on me and said "damn another Type O, let's find some AB blood"......... lol
We go to relax and anything that relaxes us, we do whether it's going for a walk, going to the beach, sitting at the site by the fire, reading and definitely enjoying the pleasure of being refreshed by a nice cold one........or two......
Camping with just the two of us usually involved DH spending a good part of the day untangling his flyfishing line from sticks, trees & rocks. I generally stay at camp, read, walk the dogs, check on him to see if he's actually put a fly in the water and wait for happy hour! Most nights we have a camp fire and sit out to enjoy it.
Camping with friends includes much of the above but add in corn hole & ladder golf & extended happy hours.
When "traveling" and at our destination we'll have breakfast, usually prepare lunch, pack up the Jeep & see whatever there is to see. We get back in time for happy hour, then it's supper & clean up. Reading & campfire sitting are optional depending on how heavy our eyes are.
The days we're actually on the road, we leave by 9:30 - 10ish in the mornings, stop where we want, usually have lunch in a rest area and try to be at our next stop in time for happy hour.
We're members of a couple of MI Good Sam chapters and usually do a camp out or two a month with them. We do at least one Samboree a year and this year going to the U.P. in July for a camp out called the Great North Rally put on by the chapters up there.
We'll go site seeing, play lawn games, sometimes have entertainment in the evening, play cards, ride bikes, and Labor Day weekend have a chapter camp-out to work at an nature education center for kids.
Winter we go to FL to relax going to beach, flea markets, and enjoy the warm weather.
I usually get up a bit before dawn and make coffee so that the dogs and I can sit, watch the sun rise and listen to the birds. Sometimes I'll set up a camera to shoot the morning light wash over a scene.
After that there are the mundane things of maintaining the camp or a number of low key activities. Fishing, walking, Shooting landscapes or macro, biking or what we consider sight seeing.
Sight seeing for us is different I guess because we are really site seeing. Each time we go we explore deeper in to the area we are boondocking in looking for the next spot on a ridge or mountain top that will have views that can make a post card cry.
I will admit there is a lot of high quality relaxing going on too. We sit around and talk more than we ever do at home. Since there is no TV or internet we talk about the rig and how to mod it, where to go next or just whatever. We also read and nap or if the weather is bad watch a DVD.
I know it might sound boring to some but we did our sight seeing while we traveled to far off spots. It was never relaxing, always gogogogogo and I come back exhausted.
If it doesn't sound boring I can tell you how to find us. While driving the Rockies and you see a Scenic overlook, just pull over and figure somewhere between ten and fifty miles back in that beautiful country you'll find us... camping.
2011 GulfStream Amerilite 25BH
2007/2003 Ford Expedition
Nights camped in 2011 21
Nights camped in 2012 16
I'm a single traveler/sightseer. I always have been. Before the RV, I used to do the hotel/motel thing and eat at restaurants. Especially when I was still working and traveling. Now I get to sleep in my own bed and eat my own food. I can eat breakfast in my jammies if choose to. And I know the person cooking it washed their hands. And I know who's been sleeping in my bed or using my bathroom facilities. But most of all, I no longer have to fly the "friendly" skies and waste eight hours of my life for a two hour flight.
Retired and visiting as much of this beautiful country as I can.
2001 2500 Silverado LS 4x4 6.0, 4.10
2007 Jayco Eagle 288RLS
Cocktails for 6, Dinner for 4, Sleeps 2
End of dirt road, no signs in sight, sun going down: I am not lost, just getting ready to go camping.