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Deb and Ed M

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Posted: 03/08/18 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think there's a difference between "destination camping" and "spending nights at a campground because we're sightseeing/visiting/etc". When we gather the family and spend a weekend at a State Park, we live outdoors. We cook outdoors/eat outdoors; and are generally either hiking, playing with the kids, or parked around the campfire. Oh, you'll see us and hear us ;-)

But other times, you won't see us because we're merely camping as we sightsee. We don't bother to have campfires and we eat at restaurants. We're probably inside, checking emails and watching the news. Being anti-social and all....LOL!

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Posted: 03/08/18 02:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Deb and Ed M wrote:

I think there's a difference between "destination camping" and "spending nights at a campground because we're sightseeing/visiting/etc". When we gather the family and spend a weekend at a State Park, we live outdoors. We cook outdoors/eat outdoors; and are generally either hiking, playing with the kids, or parked around the campfire. Oh, you'll see us and hear us ;-)

But other times, you won't see us because we're merely camping as we sightsee. We don't bother to have campfires and we eat at restaurants. We're probably inside, checking emails and watching the news. Being anti-social and all....LOL!


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Posted: 03/08/18 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DutchmenSport wrote:

We have a fire pit at home, ... We have minimal neighbors ... and can pee in our own front yard (if a car is not passing by).


How often does the WIFE do that?![emoticon]

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Posted: 03/08/18 04:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We usually like to engage with our neighbors while at campsites.
Having a 10y/o kinda *invites* other kids ...and eventually the people who make sure they are still breathing.

We put up a sign like this the last few years and it is sure one good way to get folks to stop and talk.

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Posted: 03/08/18 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I stay inside the rv because what I do inside the rv you wouldn't want to see me do on top of the picnic table outside. [emoticon]


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TomG2 wrote:

Touchy Touchy is all that I can say. If people want to mention that I might be watching Oprah instead of hiking the trails, so what? If people feel belittled by such Happy Hour conversations, I apologize. We must be the most easily offended generation in history. See, I did it again.

While I completely agree with you on people's thin skin these days, I find it ironic that you took issue with people correcting your grammar. [emoticon]

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wnjj wrote:

I find it ironic that you took issue with people correcting your grammar. [emoticon]

Oh, golly gee, did I whine and cry about being "belittled" by someone pointing out a grammatical error? NOT. If I were to pick at all the misspelled words and grammatical mistakes that I see every day on the forums, that is all I would get done. I made a mistake. I will make moore. See how easy it is?

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Humans, do much better, when they get out, and move, they do better both physically and mentally. What others do, is not my call, nor is it, my business. But I can say, without reservation, for our physical and mental health, walking, biking whatever is much better than watching the news all day.

* This post was edited 03/08/18 07:18pm by winnietrey *

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brianosaur wrote:

We usually like to engage with our neighbors while at campsites.
Having a 10y/o kinda *invites* other kids ...and eventually the people who make sure they are still breathing.

We put up a sign like this the last few years and it is sure one good way to get folks to stop and talk.

[image]
Who could resist a face like Boomers. Camping reminds me of a bygone era when people visited with their neighbors. If you walk by my campsite of a morning I usually have a fresh pot of coffee.

I can understand that some just want to decompress and prefer some quiet time.

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colliehauler wrote:

brianosaur wrote:

We usually like to engage with our neighbors while at campsites.
Having a 10y/o kinda *invites* other kids ...and eventually the people who make sure they are still breathing.

We put up a sign like this the last few years and it is sure one good way to get folks to stop and talk.

[image]
Who could resist a face like Boomers. Camping reminds me of a bygone era when people visited with their neighbors.


Most of the time we love the social aspect of camping. Thats partly why we go. Our home neighbors are duds and when we get to a campground most peeps are very friendly.

Yes Boomer is quite the looker.

He's a big "Chick Magnet“ at the campground.

…and a kid magnet
… and their parents magnet
… and a pack of teenagers magnet

Oh yeah, and sloshy dudes with red solo cups in their hands magnet.

He brings em all in and gushes over everyone, but we dont mind. [emoticon]

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