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Old 09-03-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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What keeps you from camping?

I had hip scope surgery on August 21, thus we won't be able to go camping until late September or early October. I'm happy that we had our journey home with the Escape and had some great camping, but this surgery albeit planned has put a temporary damper on the first camping season with our new 21. At least I can look out of the window and see her in the driveway!

So I started thinking about what other things might keep one from camping? Sure, there are things like work and other commitments, but I want to be out there as much as possible when the hip is ready. During my recovery, I am pondering how we might take advantage of the time ahead of us to get out and camp and explore as much as possible. Maybe the better question is what do you do to camp as much as you can? Ok, enough of the rambling for now...
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:52 PM   #2
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For us right now it's the fact that our 19 has been handed over to its new owners and is on its way to its new home and our 21 isn't ready until November, so next week in jasper in a tent I guess . It's been along time since I have used a tent for car camping
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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I had hip scope surgery on August 21, thus we won't be able to go camping until late September or early October. I'm happy that we had our journey home with the Escape and had some great camping, but this surgery albeit planned has put a temporary damper on the first camping season with our new 21. At least I can look out of the window and see her in the driveway!

So I started thinking about what other things might keep one from camping? Sure, there are things like work and other commitments, but I want to be out there as much as possible when the hip is ready. During my recovery, I am pondering how we might take advantage of the time ahead of us to get out and camp and explore as much as possible. Maybe the better question is what do you do to camp as much as you can? Ok, enough of the rambling for now...
Hi: tash... That's a very simple question. MONEY$$$. That's all there is between us and camping LoL. Alf
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:28 PM   #4
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Best wishes Tash for a speedy recovery. You'll be back out there soon.

By the way, do you ever go through Rantoul? My Mom runs the Prairie Pines RV Campground there.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:56 PM   #5
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #6
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We just missed out on two camping trips because of an injury and impending spine surgery - ugh! The only thing that keeps me from getting depressed about not being able to camp in our new 21 is planning next year's trips!
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:53 PM   #7
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Only thing that keeps us from camping is having to work ... but it is the work that allowed us to buy the new Escape 19
Guess I can put up with working for another 4 1/2 years
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:05 PM   #8
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:42 PM   #9
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Limited vacation time and the care of the cats who stay home (aka my Mom, so staying in her good graces by not asking too much) are the two reasons we don't get out as much as we want. Here there are DNR campgrounds that don't have services beyond pit toilets, but are free, so the extra expense is just the gas it takes to get to and from.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:51 PM   #10
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Work mostly. Really, really gotta retire soon. Just need a couple more bucks in the bank first. :
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