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Old 09-02-2016, 02:09 PM   #31
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Donna's camping story reminded me of a joke, which I might have read here for all I remember, but anyway:

An elderly man lived on several wooded acres in Louisiana that he bought years ago. His house was at one end of the plot and a pond at the other. When he bought the land he figured the pond might make a good swimming hole for the neighbors, so he put up a picnic table and planted pear trees around it.

Years passed, and one day the man realized he had not been down to the pond in a long time. Thinking he might gather some pears, he took along a bucket and walked down to the pond. As he approached, he heard laughing and splashing; some young women were skinny-dipping in the pond. One of them saw him and yelled, "We're not coming out until you leave!"

The man held up the bucket and replied, "I didn't come down here to see a group of young women swimming naked. I'm just here to feed the alligator."
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:22 PM   #32
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Growing up we tent camped at a county park on Lake rosealee in central Florida. Dad always put out a "trout line " in the lake. Caught all kinds of stuff, our favorite was the soft shell turtle that chased mom out of the campsite! ! Then one time we had too many cooks, or just my grandpa, because the potato soup had way too much pepper and the crackers had all went to the ants. I still remember my little sister and I eating popcorn having a grand time not realizing our dad wasn't holding the tent up to amuse us, he was holding it down due to the tornado. Funny how you didn't know you were poor, we were just having a good time on the family vacation.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:45 PM   #33
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Perfect timing for this thread to be found again -- too much grumpiness around here lately! Thanks Turtle!
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:59 PM   #34
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I went camping one time and had a beer. I went camping again.....
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I went camping one time and had a beer. I went camping again.....
Best story so far....
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:25 PM   #36
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Do I dare? I do When 18, my 17 year-old girlfriend and I went camping. We first tried to check in at a campground, I think it was Wekiva Springs in Seminole County, FLA. They wouldn't let us in as we weren't married(1971). So we found us a boondock site and all was great until about 3 A.M. when Deputy Dog rousted us. Will spare all the details but they weren't very happy they didn't find any contraband(I hid the Boone's Farm behind a tree) and hauled us in for trespassing.
Car got towed and I had to pay a $25 fine. Still- a great memory!
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We have traveled to Yellowstone in June/July each year and stayed at fishing bridge rv park. It's inside the national park so we don't have to through the gates each day and is the only full service rv park inside Yellowstone.

Camping there has something of interest each trip. Hearing the bears grumbling through the campsite at night (only hardsided rv's are allowed), waiting for the bison herd to clear the road so we can pass, seeing all the newborns with their mothers, and seeing the great waterfalls - it all seems to be something new and different each time we go.

We have our reservations there again for a stop on the way up to the Escape rally next year.
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Went to fishing bridge on my son's graduation trip a couple of years ago. Woke up one morning, looked out the window of the door, forgot it was frosted and thought "why are those chicken feathers falling outside " Took me a minute to realize it was snowing! ! First time we'd ever seen snow falling, can't really count that time in the 70s when central Florida shut down do to that massive inch and a half we got. It was one of the best days ever, played in it for about 2 hours, then it turned to a drizzle. Washed it all away and never had to drive in it. never knew snow could be so wet !
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A beer, as in 1?...yah sure.
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A beer, as in 1?...yah sure.
I might have got carried away..... a bit.
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