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Old 05-01-2020, 02:53 PM
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I had a brilliant idea to give the boys a change of scenery. Im going to set the camper up down by the wetlands on our property. They officially wont be going back to school this year so other than the online crap, its summer! Ill add a picture of the site once we get there. The site is about 75 lower and 1000 down the driveway. Just a quick clean and load up some bedding and good to go Anyone else have camping plans?
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Love that stretch Excursion! That thing must be a beast to turn around in tight spaces.
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Dayum. We need something like that considering we squeeze 8 people and 3 dogs into our expedition pulling the camper.

No camping for us yet. I do want to haul ours home from the seasonal site since all camping in Ontario is prohibited because of the virus. We plan on setting up the smaller tent trailer for the kids to sleep in.

School hasn't officially been called yet but they announced that it is on hold until june 1st. Yah, see you in September. Ours are doing homeschooling every day.
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Love that stretch Excursion! That thing must be a beast to turn around in tight spaces.
Its not as bad as youd think. Same wheel base as a crew cab long box.


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Dayum. We need something like that considering we squeeze 8 people and 3 dogs into our expedition pulling the camper.

No camping for us yet. I do want to haul ours home from the seasonal site since all camping in Ontario is prohibited because of the virus. We plan on setting up the smaller tent trailer for the kids to sleep in.

School hasn't officially been called yet but they announced that it is on hold until june 1st. Yah, see you in September. Ours are doing homeschooling every day.
We do a lot of road trips between NY and WI with 4 boys and now we are up to 4 dogs- the extra room is nice.
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Anyone else have camping plans?
We did!

At the end of March we always go down to Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country for a couple of weeks to eat German food and drink good beer. Oh!, the official reason is to see the spring wildflowers.

May and early June we camp at places within 8 hours of the house and stay for up to a week. We spend 2 or 3 weeks doing that.

At the end of August and well in to September we always go to Durango, Colorado or around there for 4 to 6 weeks. Last year we ended up going to Red River in northern New Mexico looking for some cooler weather. It doesn't look as if it will happen this year but I'm still hoping.

In the fall we usually head back down to Fredericksburg for a week or two. We could be in phase 2 of the pandemic by then.

For Christmas and New Years we head to Fort Yargo State Park in Georgia to spend time with family who live around there or who come in for the holidays. Again, it's all up in the air.

I've got this motorhome sitting in the driveway and it may not go anywhere for over a year. What a waste.
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Sounds like you are a professional!

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My son and his friends all finished Boy Scouts last year (turned 18).
Once this virus thing calms down and the temps warm up, they're going to do some camping in our woods. It's almost a quarter mile behind the house with no utilities of any sort so it'll be tent camping.

BTW - I see you're in Lima. I know the area well. One of my sisters lives in Canandaigua. I grew up in the farmland south of Buffalo.
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I miss scouts. We had several camps and fundraisers planned for the spring. All that is now canceled until September. We were pretty much the last scouts out on a camp in Canada when the order came to shut it down.
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My son and his friends all finished Boy Scouts last year (turned 18).
Once this virus thing calms down and the temps warm up, they're going to do some camping in our woods. It's almost a quarter mile behind the house with no utilities of any sort so it'll be tent camping.

BTW - I see you're in Lima. I know the area well. One of my sisters lives in Canandaigua. I grew up in the farmland south of Buffalo.
No kidding, small world. Canadiagua (can an day gwa if anyone is trying to figure that one out) is about 15 miles over the horizon. No tent camping here, they have power and heat. I think just the younger ones are sleeping in there tonight, mine are 14,12,10,8. I had to park there because its still pretty soft where I wanted to put it, lots of rain lately

Where are you located now?
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In a town that's the same size as Lima, about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh PA. Our hills are a bit bigger, otherwise you probably couldn't tell the difference.
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Sounds like you are a professional!
Nah! Just a talented amateur. We got in to it in a small way about 12-years ago and it kind of escalated. I like it a lot more than my wife but she's "accommodating". In other words she puts up with me.
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