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Old 09-09-2016, 07:55 PM   #11
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The biggest lesson I've learned since retiring in March of this year is that things change. I retired with plans for epic retirement trips one before the busy season and one right now. BUT cancer came calling two sisters - one of mine and one of Liz's. One survived and we buried one in June. All my travel plans for the early trip were changed. Right now, we are sitting lakeside at N'kMip hoping to head East tomorrow for the Kettle River area. But we are staying tuned to cell phone calls to see if our daughter goes into labour with her first child. THEN WE BOOT IT BACK HOME.

So reading Glenn's post tells me just what I need to be aware of. THINGS CHANGE and I need to adapt. Next year, we hope to have some epic road trips BUT you bet if campgrounds are booked up we will hit Recreational Sites (which I kind of like anyway) and adapt ourselves to changing realities.

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I was thinking of this earlier today. Headed to the Rhode Island shore Monday for a weeks fishing, which I've done pretty much every fall for the last 8 or 10 years. Used to be you didn't need reservations, might be 3 or 4 other campers during the week in the loop I like, which is 30 or so sites.

Looked the other day at Reserveamerica and there are only 3 or 4 available. Give it a few more years and I'll have to commute.
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Hopefully this problem will resolve itself over time. Supply should follow demand, and more campgrounds will be built. That should work on the commercial side, anyway. Both Canada and the U.S. have plenty of room for more campgrounds.

As for finding a campground in south Florida, I tried to reserve a spot in Myakka State Park near Sarasota for next February. The park is booked up! Yankees, I'm guessing, and well, Canadians.
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But we are staying tuned to cell phone calls to see if our daughter goes into labour with her first child. THEN WE BOOT IT BACK HOME.
Race you back. Our first grandchild is due Oct. 2. Wonder if you can camp in the Royal Columbian Hospital parking lot?
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Campsites: it's only going to get worse

Race you both, our first grandchild is due next week.
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Race you both, our first grandchild is due next week.
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See. you coulda come camping on Labour Day.

Grandkids are great. I have 3 for now, 11, 9, and 4. Was camping with them last weekend. My youngest daughter 28 is contemplating reproducing soon.

I have often said this, but I relate the to rental tools. You check them out, abuse (like ice cream for breakfast), then send them in for repair. They loves their grandpa.
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Hopefully this problem will resolve itself over time. Supply should follow demand, and more campgrounds will be built. That should work on the commercial side, anyway. Both Canada and the U.S. have plenty of room for more campgrounds.

As for finding a campground in south Florida, I tried to reserve a spot in Myakka State Park near Sarasota for next February. The park is booked up! Yankees, I'm guessing, and well, Canadians.
In the case of government campgrounds supply may follow demand but with a 10 to 20 year lag time. Also, the loudest people will be fighting to remove vehicles from public owned parks. The RV and Trailer owners and industry need to quietly get involved and push for more access to NP and NF lands, even though we are destroying the rainforest, melting all the glaciers and causing hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes.
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Yup. Interesting that the RV industry is going gang-busters and the auto industry is working on green driverless cars. Not sure how that will fit. Will we plug our tow into the trailer for a charge?
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:02 PM   #20
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Solar powered tow vehicles will be stuck at the bottom of all the hills waiting to get a recharge. The govt. will then build camping facilities at the bottoms of hills to serve the stuck vehicles.
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