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Old 09-10-2016, 12:45 AM   #21
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Out here in LaLa Land, we live with this 10 months out of the year. Just plan ahead, I'm online 7 months in advance at 8:01 am.

The only hope for relief is with the private sector building "for profit" campgrounds at $75+ per night. They fill up just like the state and county parks too!
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Old 09-10-2016, 12:52 AM   #22
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Might have to just stay home and watch the Travel channel.
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:06 AM   #23
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Might have to just stay home and watch the Travel channel.
Nah, never be the same unless you fire up about 100 firepits around your house, cue the barking dogs and loud music, and then hit the car alarm a few times! We really do know how to have fun!
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Being in the middle of the country at the moment, I did not know that there was a problem with campground spots. The coasts have a much higher population so I suppose that makes it difficult. Mostly what we see is the same as for hotels, with weekends filling up everything. The off season has nobody, but have to go far south to even find more than a very few campgrounds open.
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:39 AM   #25
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Nah, never be the same unless you fire up about 100 firepits around your house, cue the barking dogs and loud music, and then hit the car alarm a few times! We really do know how to have fun!
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:43 AM   #26
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Race you back. Our first grandchild is due Oct. 2. Wonder if you can camp in the Royal Columbian Hospital parking lot?
Unfortunately, I don't think they allow that! However, while you are driving the streets around the hospital looking for parking you may find another Escape sighting that you can report.
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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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Our daughter''s been camping all over Texas the last couple of weeks and reports that the campgrounds are amazing AND many are almost empty -- at least during the week.
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You're killing me.
Glenn, I didn't even get into the mariachi's! Ha! Travel with earplugs when you're camping at a SoCal beach!
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Another reason to get options like a/c and extra insulation, go camping in the "off season" wherever it may be, so when everyone leaves you can enjoy the solitude.
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