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Shannone1
09-09-2008, 02:54 PM
This is my FAVORITE time of the year. The weather is cooling, the fall flowers are blooming and the grass is nice and green again. It's perfect weather for bonfires. Cider mills, apple orchards, Sunday football, and fires going in the fireplace to take the chill out of the air. Ahhhh :cool1:

Does anyone have any fall camping planned ?? We have 4 weekends. 3 local and then we are doing a Halloweekend at Cedar Point with some friends.

BRDof3
09-09-2008, 03:05 PM
I wish. I love camping in the fall, for all the above reasons. Between DW and I we are working pretty much every weekend through October. We are close to making an offer on a trailer, and that may let us try for a later weekend. Past September, tent camping gets iffy around here.

Here's hoping!! :banana:

ntsammy5
09-09-2008, 03:11 PM
Hope to get out in early October but camp grounds close down mid October here so..... BUT maybe up in the mountains. One can only hope.

Momof626x3
09-09-2008, 03:13 PM
Not this year. :sad1: But we love fall camping too! We usually go every year up in the Adirondacks. The leaves are gorgeous, the boys get to paint pumpkins, and the campground has trick or treating for the kids and a Halloween party with cider and doughnuts. And it is perfect for cozying up around the campfire to make s'mores! :goodvibes

Who knows...maybe we'll end up planning a spontaneous trip anyway.

clkelley
09-09-2008, 03:59 PM
I do!!!

This weekend at a state park in Manchester, TN
Columbus day weekend at a state park in Northwest Georgia
Halloween week at Ft. Wilderness!!
2 weeks in December at Ft. Wilderness!!!

auntie
09-09-2008, 04:36 PM
Not this year. :sad1: But we love fall camping too! We usually go every year up in the Adirondacks. The leaves are gorgeous, the boys get to paint pumpkins, and the campground has trick or treating for the kids and a Halloween party with cider and doughnuts. And it is perfect for cozying up around the campfire to make s'mores! :goodvibes

Who knows...maybe we'll end up planning a spontaneous trip anyway.

Where do you camp in the adirondacks..we have a seasonal site in Alpine Lake RV resort..Corinth..near Saratoga Springs. Unfortunately they close by October 15th..wish they'd stay open a bit further into the fall season.

Us3
09-09-2008, 04:51 PM
Fall is my FAVORITE time of year! Camp fires, colors changing, cooler temps, fall festivals...I love it! Thanks for the reminder...I need to make some camping ressies! :goodvibes

auntie
09-09-2008, 04:57 PM
I do!!!

This weekend at a state park in Manchester, TN
Columbus day weekend at a state park in Northwest Georgia
Halloween week at Ft. Wilderness!!
2 weeks in December at Ft. Wilderness!!!

That's great..I think it's wonderful for those of you that live in warmer areas that you get to camp year round. It's pretty much over by mid October for us northerners.

Us3
09-09-2008, 05:01 PM
That's great..I think it's wonderful for those of you that live in warmer areas that you get to camp year round. It's pretty much over by mid October for us northerners.

That is when the good camping starts for us down here! :upsidedow

bigdisneydaddy
09-09-2008, 05:14 PM
We are going the first weekend in October and very much looking forward to it.

We4mickey
09-09-2008, 05:58 PM
We are going camping up north this weekend. Temps are supposed to be in the 60's during the day. It was in the 40's here last night, brrrr. It should be perfect camping!

des1954
09-09-2008, 06:05 PM
I really, really miss the fall!!! We would like to head up to the Blue Ridge for a quick weekend sometime in early November just to see the color. Probably won't happen, but I can hope!

Florida just has two seasons....HOT...and....NOT SO HOT!! :lmao:

auntie
09-09-2008, 06:45 PM
As much as I enjoy the fall..I HATE what comes after it. I could deal with living somewhere a bit warmer and visiting back north for the fall. I can dream can't I?:sad2: I'm a summer kind of person.

BRDof3
09-09-2008, 07:22 PM
As much as I enjoy the fall..I HATE what comes after it. I could deal with living somewhere a bit warmer and ....and visiting back north for the fall. I can dream can't I?:sad2: I'm a summer kind of person.

I hear you. I enjoy Fall and Spring, but could do without Winter. DW keeps saying that she wants to live where there isn't any Winter (of course she also requires that there be no bugs, either). Somewhere there is a non-Winter having, bug-free climate that is cheap to live in. It's probably right next to that ocean-front property in Arizona. And all the camping is free. :thumbsup2

PanFanAL
09-09-2008, 08:17 PM
Ah the fall. Here in So AL. we get to look forward to finally getting all the way down to the upper 80's:rotfl2:

loveDmouse
09-09-2008, 08:20 PM
We love camping in the fall. We will camp a few weekends a month until our trip to Disney in December. After that it is really too cold to go around here. We will start back up in April if we are lucky.

I love the cooler weather.

Momof626x3
09-09-2008, 09:19 PM
Where do you camp in the adirondacks..we have a seasonal site in Alpine Lake RV resort..Corinth..near Saratoga Springs. Unfortunately they close by October 15th..wish they'd stay open a bit further into the fall season.

I know where that is...haven't camped there yet though. We go fall camping in North Hudson, NY...exit 29 off I-87...at the Jellystone Campground. We usually go the last week of Sept, first week of Oct. because they celebrate Halloween early there (close the second week of Oct. too).

g8trmom1
09-09-2008, 09:24 PM
I really, really miss the fall!!! We would like to head up to the Blue Ridge for a quick weekend sometime in early November just to see the color. Probably won't happen, but I can hope!

Florida just has two seasons....HOT...and....NOT SO HOT!! :lmao:

Ain't that the truth!!!

I miss the seasons too....fall was my favorite!! We were married on Nov 25th....

TheFlame
09-10-2008, 12:05 AM
I'm sorry!;)

About it being so hot I mean!:rolleyes1 :goodvibes

I love Fall! Cool weather, festivals and camping in the mountains!:thumbsup2

We've got it made here except for the lack of rain ruining the beautiful fall leaf colors!

Rhonda
09-10-2008, 08:59 AM
I'm sorry!;)

About it being so hot I mean!:rolleyes1 :goodvibes



:rotfl:

ntsammy5
09-10-2008, 09:09 AM
It was in the 30s south of here this morning - and 48 here - crisp and not too cool.

auntie
09-10-2008, 09:18 AM
Don't rub it in..high of 71 today. :sad2: Which is fine..kids are back in school don't want it too hot..but it seems too chilly too soon. I want it back in the 80's. Then I'd like to skip the winter all together. I think three seasons would be nice..Spring, Summer, Fall, and then back to Spring! :thumbsup2

ntsammy5
09-10-2008, 09:22 AM
Phyllis, I'd still like a month of winter -------

auntie
09-10-2008, 09:30 AM
I know where that is...haven't camped there yet though. We go fall camping in North Hudson, NY...exit 29 off I-87...at the Jellystone Campground. We usually go the last week of Sept, first week of Oct. because they celebrate Halloween early there (close the second week of Oct. too).


Oh wow..that is further north of where we are. That's around the Santa's Workshop area isn't it? We visited when our kids were young. We get off I87 at exit 15 Wilton... sometimes exit earlier around 13 and use some back roads to get around Saratoga and to the campground. So we're not quite in the Adirondacks..just ouside of it. Which is fine by me..use to be seasonal at the Lake George RV Park..which was in the Adirondack park..but they became way to expensive (wanted $5,000) for a seasonal site, that's when we said forget it. The area was way to congested also. Being where we are, I think they could keep the campground open later into the season, but they close Oct. 15th.

auntie
09-10-2008, 09:34 AM
Phyllis, I'd still like a month of winter -------


Well, I'd agree with you there Al....I always say that I have no use for winter once Christmas has passed. So I'll take December, just to have that chill in the air, and a dusting of snow. You can take Jan, Feb..and most of March! :laughing: (I'm just being generous giving you three months instead of one!)


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Shannone1
09-10-2008, 10:18 AM
Well, I'd agree with you there Al....I always say that I have no use for winter once Christmas has passed. So I'll take December, just to have that chill in the air, and a dusting of snow. You can take Jan, Feb..and most of March! :laughing: (I'm just being generous giving you three months instead of one!)


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I don't mind those months. We love playing outside in the snow with the kids and keeping warm with a fire. :thumbsup2 And I think you can appreciate spring that much more after a cold winter.

I don't know if anyone else has noticed this or maybe it's just me...but I think the leaves are greener and the flowers brighter here in the northern states. When I go to FL the colors seem more muted and the trees not as pretty. I think when the trees lose all of their leaves in the fall they come back brighter and greener the next spring.

ntsammy5
09-10-2008, 10:38 AM
I don't know if anyone else has noticed this or maybe it's just me...but I think the leaves are greener and the flowers brighter here in the northern states.

Yup, without a doubt - our flowers were amazing this year and the leaves haven't even started to turn yet.

auntie
09-10-2008, 11:05 AM
I think I could enjoy the cold weather if we lived where we could actually enjoy the snow..only it's more of a black slush mess about a day after it snows here.:scared: Then the roads are icy and disgusting. We used to vacation quite a bit in New Hampshire. They had TONS of snow. I'd watch the weather reports..frantic (like we get here in NY at the mention of snow:laughing: ) as to how much snow was coming or what was going to be closed. NOTHING. One night it snowed some 12 inches..and the roads were plowed and everything was up and running the following morning as if it was 1 inch. I was amazed. :eek: It was such a pleasure. Of course they didn't have to deal with the traffic that we have either. If that was home on Long Island..it would have been a disaster. I think colder climates that really get a lot of snow are equipped to handle it much better. We fall somewhere in between. For us to enjoy the snow..we have to travel off the island. A warm cozy fireplace does sound nice too..only..we don't have one. Maybe I should think about putting one in. My kids always thought Santa had a key to the house!:laughing:

ntsammy5
09-10-2008, 11:10 AM
Your tags are moving

auntie
09-10-2008, 11:11 AM
So they are..they often do.:laughing:

graciejane
09-10-2008, 12:08 PM
Fall is our favorite time of year to camp. With the boys getting older, it is harder to plan weekends away. We are headed to Missasinawa (I know I butchered the sp) State park IN the last weekend in Sept . Beautiful camping and not too far away from the James Dean Festival. Would like to make a trip to the UP during the fall but I don't see it happening this year. With any luck we can sneak down to get a weekend in Oct at Potato Creek St. Park, IN. Beautiful there too and a really nice bike trail.

GOBA Mom Lynn
09-10-2008, 10:28 PM
Everybody is giving me some ideas....
I think it is time for a girls weekend out.
The "boys" in our family (boy scouts, that is) are going to a camporee in a couple of weekends from now, so my DD and I should go away, too.
We're tent campers, but my in-laws have a park model RV at a former Jellystone campground that we can use whenever we like. It's time to give them a call...

Fall was always my favorite time to camp. My DH and I did some really nice backpacks in October and November. That was BC (before children ;) ) of course. Now we have Friday night football until mid December, and then those teenagers want to spend time in bed or running around with their friends instead of camping with their parents.:confused3

Maybe someday we'll be able to do what WE want to do again...

HappyCamper87
09-12-2008, 09:21 AM
We're going to the Fort in 3 weeks!

Have fun at Cedar Point! Last time I was there was 35 years ago!

chief19spixi
09-12-2008, 12:37 PM
This fall we will be going to Va beach for the octoberfest, and a wine festival for a week!! woo hoo.. but id rather be going to the fort!!!! LOL

allisophie
09-12-2008, 08:16 PM
Dh refuses to camp at disney in the summer:rolleyes1 , usually we camp in the Smoky's in the spring, Disney in Oct, Late Oct we head over to Holiday World in Santa Claus, for their Halloween festivites,then down to Branson for November.
Last Oct. we were in Myrtle beach instead of Disney :confused3 the dd's kept asking when we were heading down to Disney after Myrtle beach :rotfl: so to make up for it by stopping in SC to visit the Disney Outlet Warehouse and later in the Smoky's at the disney outlet store.. still wasn't the same..

I need to get a counter for our trip in oh 20 days....:banana: :banana: