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Old 07-06-2020, 12:01 PM   #21
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Those things sound great, I love grilling, drinking and relaxing and especially hanging with with my family and good friends, that is what life is about and believe me I am a lazy bum who would never leave my house if I could.

It is just when I go away I would prefer a hotel ... I only tried camping once as a little kid and while it was nice it just wasn’t for me (this is over 40 yrs ago).
Ha i'm the same way. But recently my wife has been really into the idea of going camping (in a tent) somewhere. I think she's getting really antsy to go on a trip somewhere. Personally, I'd rather go to a dental appointment than go camping.
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Ha i'm the same way. But recently my wife has been really into the idea of going camping (in a tent) somewhere. I think she's getting really antsy to go on a trip somewhere. Personally, I'd rather go to a dental appointment than go camping.
That is funny, my youngest daughter turned 16 a couple of weeks ago and we had a big family trip planned which we cancelled due to the pandemic, my wife wanted her to have at least her 2 cousins sleep over but no one is supposed to be allowed in the house ... she said to my daughter we should get separate tents for each person and you can sleep in the backyard ... my daughter's like 'mom there is no way I'm sleeping outside' ... I literally started laughing my a** off

BTW we caved in and broke the quarantine
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Old 07-06-2020, 01:56 PM   #23
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FYI, National Lampoon's Vacation is now available for streaming on HBOMax.

This was a family fave in the mid-80s to mid-90s when we we did a lot of coast-to-coast drives. I thought it was awesome back then.

As a parent, the perspective is entirely different and just as amazing.

(even if a few things that were LOL moments back then are now kinda cringeworthy and creepy)
I bought all of those movies and love them ... it is crazy because you can watch them over and over again.
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Old 07-06-2020, 02:18 PM   #24
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Ha i'm the same way. But recently my wife has been really into the idea of going camping (in a tent) somewhere. I think she's getting really antsy to go on a trip somewhere. Personally, I'd rather go to a dental appointment than go camping.
That's quite odd that a female would want to go tent camping. Most would rather stay at Camp Hilton or Camp Sheraton.

We sometimes tent camp. Places in Lake Tahoe do not allow RVs of any kind, so you must use a tent. At times like these, I usually look at the long-range weather forecast and plan it so that we're not camping in the rain.

Camping in a tent when it's nice out is relaxing, and makes me appreciate nature.

Camping in a tent when it's pouring out sucks big time, LOL.

I'd say we tent camp about 10-15% of the time.
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Old 07-06-2020, 02:32 PM   #25
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That's quite odd that a female would want to go tent camping. Most would rather stay at Camp Hilton or Camp Sheraton.

We sometimes tent camp. Places in Lake Tahoe do not allow RVs of any kind, so you must use a tent. At times like these, I usually look at the long-range weather forecast and plan it so that we're not camping in the rain.

Camping in a tent when it's nice out is relaxing, and makes me appreciate nature.

Camping in a tent when it's pouring out sucks big time, LOL.

I'd say we tent camp about 10-15% of the time.
My wife likes to tent camp along with me. But yeah she also mentioned she would like a rv.
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Old 07-06-2020, 02:35 PM   #26
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My wife likes to tent camp along with me. But yeah she also mentioned she would like a rv.
Our recent campsite outside Ketchum, ID from a few weeks ago
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My wife likes to tent camp along with me. But yeah she also mentioned she would like a rv.
I like doing both, because camping in a tent makes you appreciate the little things in life.

Camping in an RV is the way to go when the weather turns bad. Plus, there's something to be said about having the bathroom just mere feet away from your bed when nature calls in the middle of the night.

In addition, just pressing a switch to fire up the furnace when it gets too cold at night is pretty convenient.
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Our recent campsite outside Ketchum, ID from a few weeks ago
You can easily tow a pop-up camper or small travel trailer with your Toy.
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You can easily tow a pop-up camper or small travel trailer with your Toy.
yeah, can tow up 5k pounds(but would be dog slow doing it).

I would like an offroad tear drop trailer... wife is ok with that but also wouldn't mind a traditional trailer.

I dont like people so prefer dispersed camping thus the offroad ability requirement for me.
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That's quite odd that a female would want to go tent camping. Most would rather stay at Camp Hilton or Camp Sheraton.

We sometimes tent camp. Places in Lake Tahoe do not allow RVs of any kind, so you must use a tent. At times like these, I usually look at the long-range weather forecast and plan it so that we're not camping in the rain.

Camping in a tent when it's nice out is relaxing, and makes me appreciate nature.

Camping in a tent when it's pouring out sucks big time, LOL.

I'd say we tent camp about 10-15% of the time.
Ha - yeah I think it's just desperation to get out of the house and go on a trip somewhere. And she's not comfortable staying at a hotel given coronavirus. Normally she'd never suggest it.
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