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Chutz
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   Posted 1/28/2010 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I think most of us either camp or have in the past. Camping means any type of staying over in an outdoor environment. You can stay in a tent, trailer or cabin and it's still camping. But when you're camping what do you like to do??? Go fishing, sleep, read, hike, play games, head for stores for some shopping???

When we go to the beach we take our 'toys' which for the 2 of us are mostly sewing machines. Hubby and I both quilt and he also hooks rugs. (My father used to make a new rug for everyone married or born into the family. When he passed away hubby took over the roll) We also love to read and sleep in! For us camping season goes from Sept through May...when school is in session. If we stay for more that a couple of days then we find an excuse to go to town and get milk and some treat. I'm not much of a shopper but instead I love to walk on the beach or if we're not at the ocean I love to walk somewhere outdoors.

What things do you do when camping or on vacation?
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straydog
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   Posted 1/29/2010 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Love camping. We always went to the lake for the weekend. That the only time in my life I truly felt relaxed, no phones ringing totally awesome. I loved having a camp fire at night, sit around it in a lawnchair. I do love to fish, although our boat is a ski boat, hubby still manages to get in some pretty good fishing spots.I loved waking up to the smell of bacon & coffee in the park, nothing like it. If we got rained on nothing like curling up in the bed with a good book & a nap.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Jim1969
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   Posted 1/29/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad my son is not up to full steam when it comes to reading because he is already bugging me big time wanting to know when Spring will get here so we can finish fixing the camper and go camping.

Last fall I sold our popup camper and bought a 27 foot travel trailer that needed a little work. I managed to get about 1/2 the work done but money ran out and cold weather set in before finishing (as planned and expected).

Anyway, I like to camp in the woods. It always seems cooler, more refreshing when surrounded by a bunch of trees.

A "perfect" camp day for me is to wake up late, fix breakfast and then go for a walk after eating. Then come back and relax under the canopy while watching my son play with his cars and trucks in the dirt.

Around 2pm eat a small lunch, usually cold cuts and chips and then take a walk around the camp ground saying hi to everyone and back to relaxing under the canopy.

Come about sunset start the fire for the night and grill what ever that nights meat offering is going to be.

Then sit around the camp fire until bed time.
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snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 1/29/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
We have a 30ft travel trailer that sits on a lot in a private camp ground at the base of the mountains. We camp there 365 days a year. New Years eve is so much fun! We dig out all the snow and sit around the fire.
We have a fire pit, wood shed, gazeebo, and of course our trailer.
We have Power, water, DVD, Dish Network, Xbox, etc...but no phone. I know thats not really "camping", but for us, we still need a few luxerys...There is no way I could ever tent it again!

We take our daughter and some of our soccer girls with us and have a good time just hanging out & playing cards. Its nice cuz its only a 30 min drive from home and all I have to take with me are my perishable grocerys....
Donna
 
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Chutz
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   Posted 1/29/2010 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna...

In my opinion that certainly IS camping. Getting near nature whether it's in an RV, tent, cabin or the bare open ground. I remember many years ago when I was about 6 months pregnant camping in the snow. That wasn't the most fun trip ever..lol I've never taken a 'city' vacation and have no idea what I'd do if I had to take one. We also have a trailer, 5th wheel 36' that we tow. With the slides out it's like a small apartment. It does have all the niceties of home but we never use the dish but watch DVD's instead. If too many people are crammed next to us in the park even that makes me feel claustrophobic. I could live a thousand miles from anyone and be fine...as long as I had satellite internet hookup...lol

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 1/29/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
What things do you do when camping or on vacation?
 
    Dear Chutz,
 
       Our family vacations are at Jamez Valley here in New Mexico every year. We stay at a cabin with radiant heated floors, wood stove, in door spring hot tub and in-door spring water fall shower. Fully loaded kitchen ensures I can still cook any "home cooked" meals. But, if we eat at the cabin it is usually just crock pot soups or foods on the grill. The "patio" is fully furnished and has a fire place, so even outside I can still be warm. 20mins down the road is the bath house, which smells awfulll but feels wonderful. Fishing is 20 mins up the road. But for some reason my body aches when I go fishing now. Never the less I love it. There are "hiking trails" every where. One of my favorites is Bandelier. It is about 35 mins up the road. And before anyone getts any crazy ideas of me backpacking through the mountians, all our state parks here have been "remodled". The trails are now even level, paved, with shaded areas to sit literally every 3 to 5mins down the "trails". Well, 3 to 5 mins for me, and I am a slow walker.  Also has quickly accessed "exit trails" should one be too tired to walk the whole thing. We used to camp every year, but now my body just isnt doing what it is supposed to, so we stay at the cabin and it is wonderful. It is hard to leave, as I day dream about moving there one day.....
 
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straydog
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   Posted 1/29/2010 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
We did our time tent camping and as you get a little older its nice if you are able to make the next move up which we did. We have gone thru 2 rv's and love it. Its home away from home to me. Our first rv was a used model in excellent condition, one previous owner and he took excellent care of it, it was spotless. We learned from that rv what we really wanted in one so some years later we made the big move and bought a new rv with exactly what we wanted. I just love being outside regardless of what time of year. Of course the chances of ever going alone never happened, because our children enjoyed the rv as much as we did, meaning the kids always went too. We loved having them with us.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


tmjpain
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   Posted 1/29/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
You hit it on the nail for me. Camping is my heaven, my peace, it touches my soul deeply like nothing else. When I am camping I am in another world. I have camped since I was 20, so that's 32 yrs. of camping. The kids camped right from the time they were six months old. We had tent camped until six years ago when we bought a used tent trailer which was in excellent condition. We camp as much as we can thru the summer. If hubby worked and I was off I would take the trailer and away I went. Right now though I can't do that due to being so sick. I have already made reservations for the long weekend in May and tomorrow will make reservations for the long weekend in July. We can make reservations five months in advance here in Ontario. And you need to do that for the parks that are so busy. We do have some favourite ones that we always go to each year and know which sites to book. One of our new favourite places, the sites we get are right on the lake, so beautiful and peaceful. What do i like to do when we go camping-taking walks, biking, kayaking, fishing, boating, reading, doing my beadwork, sitting at the beach and relaxing, I crochet and knit, campfires, talking to other campers and seeing where they are from, and more. I live for my camping. The 20th of May can't come fast enough!!!

kimber9807
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   Posted 1/30/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
We Can't afford to take a vacation. I hope everyone has a low pain day.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
 
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.

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