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Old 04-12-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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20 nights?! Am I crazy or addicted?

I just reserved for our fall trip...20 nights!!! We will be there for Homeschool day, Y.E.S. classes, F&W, MNSSHP, Halloween at the Fort, and if I timed it right, the first MVMCP!!! Woot, woot, let the countdown begin!!

Maybe I will do a little PTR. Of course, I need to get back to writing (AND FINISHING) the TR from last visit. I'll get there....Planning a new trip is good for revisiting an older one.

Can't wait to get back to the Fort!!!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Neither. You are just lucky.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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Yes, yes I am!! Thank you! Very blessed!
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20 nights?

I hope you forget what day it is about day 5 or 6.

Enjoy your stay. I'm envious.

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Great long stay.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:29 PM   #6
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:25 AM   #7
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Yes, yes I am!! Thank you! Very blessed!
I thought I was lucky with 12. But we leave for vacation on July 12th for a family reunion, head down to the keys and then FW. 38 days total, stop home for two nights then camp at the beach, a state park near home for 5 nights. Can't wait.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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depends what your staying in.... Tent=crazy anything else= awesome
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Can't have to much Mickey time.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #10
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Great long stay.
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I thought I was lucky with 12. But we leave for vacation on July 12th for a family reunion, head down to the keys and then FW. 38 days total, stop home for two nights then camp at the beach, a state park near home for 5 nights. Can't wait.
Sounds great!! We did 12 nights last trip, it was awesome, but more is always good.

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depends what your staying in.... Tent=crazy anything else= awesome
Well, then call me CRAZY, because unless someone gives me a camper between now and then, we will be back in the trusty ole tent! We made it 12 nights and through the great Orlando Monsoon of October 2011, so I think we can make it 20 nights. Here's hopin'!

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Old 04-13-2012, 04:31 PM   #11
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haha awesome, your still not crazy though and im suppper jealous, have fun and cant wait for this trip report
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #12
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depends what your staying in.... Tent=crazy anything else= awesome
We've done a tent at the fort for 10 nights twice. It was awesome.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #13
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Have a great trip. We camp this week at FW for 10 nights - love going for the F&G show, plus 1-2 other times a year. Having said that, we are ready to come home after 10 nights, could never stay 20 there, even though we love it very much.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:39 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone! I know 20 days is a long time in a tent, and things could change: I could get a pop-up, or maybe do part of it at FW and then rent points and do the last few days somewhere else, but honestly, I thought I may as well book for the dates I am most concerned with because even only two trips to FW and I have learned it is far easier to take away days than add them to our FW reservations.

I'm going camping on the GA coast on Sunday for a whole week...that will seem short compared to the FW trips! LOL (And yep, I am back in a tent....I will have to reshare our tent set up pics. We ain't hurtin'. )
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:12 AM   #15
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We tent camp too. A few years back, I booked us for 19 nights at Ft Wilderness because I have Summers off and we had Annual Passes that year. As the trip got closer, I started to panic when I thought about actually staying in a tent all that time. So, every 7 days I booked a night at the Lodge so we could "recover" a little from our great adventure. (It turned out to be the best idea I ever had). We really appeciated the comfort of our Hotel room and it was fun to use a different pool for 2 days each visit as well.

Another helpful hint for a longer stay in a tent: Get the largest tent you can. We had a 10 person tent for 3 people plus a large screen room. I also brought alot of "extras" for the long stay (ex. blow-up furniture, mini-frig, pool toys, etc.) And we rented bikes from a local company.

We had loads of fun, but I was never so ready to go home as I was that year! Enjoy planning; and have a great trip.
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