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Old 04-01-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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Let Camping Season begin!

It feels like this wait for winter to leave NY has been the longest ever! But we picked up our RV from the service center this weekend (had a recall on the front cap, which was fixed) so that means that we're ready to go whenever we want! Yippee! We still have a bit of time left before our FW trip, but I'm just happy to be looking forward to a summer full of camping!

And of course even though we're 5 months out from our trip, I'm already planning for it. One of the last times we used the camper last year was at Disney, so it was fun opening it up this year and finding all our hats, pin lanyards, mugs, etc... (we left them in there in the closet so they didn't get lost inside the house!)

YAY! It's camping season!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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YES!!!!! I agree! Hopefully, we will see the Fort one week from tomorrow
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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I am so ready for spring and camping! Won't see Disney untill July!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:49 AM   #4
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Ready to go.. In my head we are already driving down, first to my parents then to the Fort for the 14th... it's getting crazy around here... kids are very happy to go to school away from me... LOL
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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So jealous that everyone is going before us! I know Sept will be here soon enough and don't want to wish the summer away! If it weren't such a long drive (so expensive to drive with the current gas prices) we could go more often. DH is already mentally preparing for the drive. We go straight through and I can't help drive, so it's 27 hours for him. Poor guy!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #6
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Yes, so ready!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #7
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I can't wait either! Our trip to the Fort is the end of August! But I have booked our first weekend trip for June 8th unless the weather is really nice before then! We always go to the same park every year for our first weekend trip, Killbear Provincial Park in Parry Sound, Ontario! Can't wait for the season to start!
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"...so it's 27 hours for him. Poor guy!"

that sounds dangerous...tell me he at least naps a few hours along the way? If not, let me know when the 27 hours starts so I can get off the road then!!!
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"...so it's 27 hours for him. Poor guy!"

that sounds dangerous...tell me he at least naps a few hours along the way? If not, let me know when the 27 hours starts so I can get off the road then!!!
Of course! That's the best part of having the RV - we pull over, let the kids run around and he naps. We take lots of breaks too (that's kind of a no brainer with kids since they have to stop so often!) And honestly, that's kind of a snotty way to say it - to let you know so you can get off the road. Not really called for. Hoping it's one of those times when you can't tell tone from just reading and that you didn't mean it that way.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:58 PM   #10
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Spoke too soon about nice weather... it's snowing out. Blech!
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We just came back from our first camping trip of the season and our longest in our travel trailer. Very excited for our 12 days at the Fort in June/July which will then be our longest camping trip ever!
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So jealous that everyone is going before us! I know Sept will be here soon enough and don't want to wish the summer away! If it weren't such a long drive (so expensive to drive with the current gas prices) we could go more often. DH is already mentally preparing for the drive. We go straight through and I can't help drive, so it's 27 hours for him. Poor guy!
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that sounds dangerous...tell me he at least naps a few hours along the way? If not, let me know when the 27 hours starts so I can get off the road then!!!
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And honestly, that's kind of a snotty way to say it - to let you know so you can get off the road. Not really called for. Hoping it's one of those times when you can't tell tone from just reading and that you didn't mean it that way.
Wow, I was thinking sort of along the lines of JanL about it being dangerous. What she said, sort of tongue in cheek, would have been my sentiments exactly from what you posted in that one post. Even with a few naps thrown in, 27 hours straight with 'one driver' is a gruelingly long drive. If you could spend one night on the road sure would make for a safer drive.
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We just came back from our first camping trip of the season and our longest in our travel trailer. Very excited for our 12 days at the Fort in June/July which will then be our longest camping trip ever!
Exciting!! I hope your first camping trip was great!
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
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Edited to say that rest assured DH is used to it and we do it perfectly safely. If he's tired we stop for the night, but most of the time it's fine because we get plenty of sleep during the trip and before we leave (we time it correctly). I don't want to create drama, I just think it could have been said without the unnecessary dig based on assumptions.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #15
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I know what you guys mean. I always look forward to another season of taking my popup places.

Down south our spring starts sooner and I just got back last week from spring break in New Orleans, LA (first trip of the year). We camped at Bayou Segnette SP which was a winner. Spent 3 days in the city (ate well, heard some jazz, tried to avoid Bourbon Street with the DW and DD well i kinda tried). Want to go back to the WW2 Museum. Spent 3 hours there and it deserves more.

Also saw some plantations, toured the Tabasco factory, and visited Grand Isle at the end of the earth (so to speak).

The camper performed well but I need to fix a few things. Happily, I'll do it to get it ready for whenever the next trip rolls around.

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