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Old 07-30-2015, 12:47 AM   #1
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Baby boomers hitting the road

The Star Tribune had an article about how many Baby Boomers are buying RVs so they can see the country. It doesn't mention Escape, but I found it interesting. It also seemed to be an accurate reflection of many go the people we have met in our travels.


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Old 07-30-2015, 05:35 AM   #2
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Got to say we're guilty of the last line in the story.

"Now, when there’s a storm and they are tucked inside their luxury ride, Warren shakes his head and says without apology, “Those poor tent people.”"
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Got to say we're guilty of the last line in the story.

"Now, when there’s a storm and they are tucked inside their luxury ride, Warren shakes his head and says without apology, “Those poor tent people.”"
That's what I said at 5am Tuesday morning during a ferocious thunderstorm while camped at Spruce Woods Prov. Park in MB. Between the thunder, rain, and good sized branch coming down on the trailer it was not pleasant. Here is what it looked like outside the door in the morning.

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Old 07-30-2015, 10:08 AM   #4
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I love the feeling of being secure in a thunderstorm, whether cozied up in a tent, or hidden away in my trailer. The sound that rain makes on tent fabric I find very soothing, and not near as noisy as on the fibreglass trailer body, but both sound kinda cool.

I have spent many hours in a tent while it is storming out, either reading, napping, playing cards, or whatever. The advantage a trailer has is that you can hang out under the awning, unless there is a lot of wind, which we fortunately don't see much of around here when raining.
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Adrian, good to see you had your awning stowed. Falling rain. Falling leaves, both good, falling wood, not so much.
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Here we are at Sandy Riverfront RV in Troutdale just outside portland, having spent four days at Nehalem Bay State Park. This is the first time I've felt trapped in the 17b by the weather. Only it's not the rain it is the 100+ weather. We want to go check out Portlandia.

We are trapped in the hot sun on a no shade site between a parking lot of RV busses.

Waiting for things to cool off so we can go check out the shops at Troudale.
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I'm sitting in the front yard, under a huge cedar. Temperature falling between comfortable and tolerable. Just another reason to retire and travel in the shoulder seasons.
Only problem is the beer fridge is in the back yard.
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I'll have to figure out where the term "shoulder season" comes from and exactly what it means. I'm guessing it means the season when camping is still good or at least ok and when most kids are in school (although with weird school schedules that may change). I guess I can google it but I get tired of using Google.

When we were at Juniper Beach provincial CG a few weeks ago a retired guy was telling me he could camp for free there in April (I think he said). No services but free, I noted all that for when I retire maybe next year. For now we are traveling at the height of the season with everybody else.

I like reading the baby boomer RV article. We are right on trend
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Heading for cannon beach temps 75 it's too hot here in Olympia 90++
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