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Old 08-21-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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Meaning of life?

Have to admit; we didn't book a site.
So, we have a view of monster campers.
I don't envy them, because I don't care to park slide-out to slide-out, even if I would have an ocean view.
But, it does make me wonder if there is any point to camping if it means bringing all the comforts of home and unpacking them at the beach.
So, we are on the inside of the loop and spending our time at restaurant patios, enjoying lunch and a brew and returning in the afternoon to watch people set up camp, or read.
The Bighorn in picture one arrived yesterday to set up and then left. Spotted the owner late this afternoon, but I'm not sure he is staying the night.
Our neighbour on the inside has satellite dish focused and appear to spend their days watching television.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:55 PM   #2
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Where are you camped Glenn? The sky looks so nice and blue! We are downwind of the fires and it is extremely smoky and unhealthy here today. Sort of like standing next to a campfire.
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We are at Qualicum First Nation campground on Vancouver Island ( between Nanaimo and Courtenay ). Here to visit an old friend in an assisted care home. It's locked down with Noro virus, so hoping to see him next week.
Nothing to do but eat well.
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But, it does make me wonder if there is any point to camping if it means bringing all the comforts of home and unpacking them at the beach.
As I grew up tent camping (into my 50s), I used to wonder about this, too. Then someone pointed out to me that these people are RVing, not camping. Made sense to me.
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At one point this summer Terry commented that soon there would need to be elevators installed in the RVs.
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At one point this summer Terry commented that soon there would need to be elevators installed in the RVs.
Yes, the vertical escalation is amazing. Some must be at the maximum highway height allowable.

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Old 08-21-2015, 10:33 PM   #7
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Guess you'd have to ask Brian to be sure Interesting read: A Year To Live by Stephen Levine.

One of our first RV camp experiences was at Rancho Sedona RV Park. Nice place, near town.... our neighbor was a rather large class A. No problem, however when the gentleman appeared(she never did) it was a pretty curt hello. The next day we saw how they transported the little Mercedes coupe- with a box trailer.

From that experience(plus many others since) and coincidentally with the US Gov't shutdown in 2013 we have become big fans of boondocking whenever we can.

And another thing- why all the friggin' dogs? Hard to get away from it all
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As I grew up tent camping (into my 50s), I used to wonder about this, too. Then someone pointed out to me that these people are RVing, not camping. Made sense to me.
Hmmm. Spend thousands on large RV, lots more on fuel, deal with traffic, then have to dump and clean holding tanks just to do the same thing you would be doing at home. I'm still trying to figure out what is recreational about that. Oh well, each to their own.
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Sounds like you were Baglo's neighbor in a previous RV life
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Just be glad we don't all like the same thing. There would be a five year waiting list for a custom Escape trailer

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