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This is really the first problem I've had with the camper. I am very careful with the maintenance on it though. Not sure if I'd enjoy it as much if we didn't have a seasonal site. It's nice to just grab some groceries and clothes and head out here. Everything is set up when we get here. Just unpack and we're relaxing. Plus. It's like a little community out here. A bunch of us get together and sit around a huge fire pit every night. This afternoon we all went to a nice beach a few miles away and let all the kids swim as we sat around taking in the sun and chatting. We all pitch in to help each other as well. Just before my accident I helped one guy build a shed. The next day we were tearing apart old pallets and using the wood to build a guest cottage on someone else's site.
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Good to see you back camping Brian i am sure old routine will help the recovery....did you take the arm chair
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It is very nice to be out here socializing with friends again. I'm still moving at a snail's pace with a cane and for the most part I'm sitting on my butt doing nothing. Muscle spasms in my back limit what I can do.
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This summer's camp life was cut a little short due to my accident. We have a big weekend planned for this weekend. Four days. The campground is doing Halloween this weekend for the kids. We're also planning a boat trip out to a sand bar to spend the afternoon swimming. We should have 3 boats full and around 15 people
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Our neighbors at camp gave us a nice fire pit. So we donated ours to some of our friends who just moved in a month ago. Kids enjoyed roasting hot dogs for supper.

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Our oldest boy has decided that he now wants to sleep in the tent in order to prep himself for scouts this fall. I'm also in the market for an older truck camper. I figure the two older boys can sleep in there. I can also use it for a hunting/fishing camp.

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One of life's little treats. Mmmmm roasted mushrooms over the fire. Cook them till juice comes out then sprinkle a little salt. Yummy

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It was a good day at camp. We took all the kids to the beach to swim. Followed by a a nice time around the fire with friends.

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Woke up to the sound of thunder in the distance. We only ended up with a bit of rain this morning then the skies parted and the sun came out. HOT and HUMID was the agenda for today. Most everyone was recouping from last night. Today is Halloween at camp for the kids. They'll be going around in their costumes after supper. Fun times. I imagine there will be another social gathering around the big fire tonight.
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Last weekend at camp for the season. Had a potluck supper with friends last night.

Today I got a simple wood shed built out of 8 old pallets. I'll be ready to load it in the spring with enough wood for the summer.
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Tis the season.

Nick crew of about 15 of us sitting around the fire at camp.

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Well this just sucks but have to take care of the health stuff first before we can think about an RV trip. We had originally planned on hauling the camper out to Manitoba in later August to visit family etc. We were looking forward to it and were planning a whole trip out of it and had campsites booked for the whole trip. We just had to cancel the whole trip due to upcoming medical appointments and other stuff. Plus, I'm in no shape to be messing around with a camper every day leveling it etc. Oh well, next year.
IT'S NEXT YEAR! !!!!

Our trip plans were put on hold. But if all goes according to plan we will be doing the planned rv trip leaving here august 20th and heading west. My back still can't handle long drives so the plan is leaving here and driving 4hrs to the town where my wife grew up. The next day it's on to Winnipeg another 4hrs where we will stay a few days. Then continuing on to visit some of my relatives for a day only a couple hours away. Followed by backtracking southeast to morden manitoba for a few days for the annual corn and apple festival. Supposed to be a fun time. We'll see. Next is crossing south and going state side working our way back to Hibbing MN for labor day weekend to watch some great dirt track racing. 3 days of back to back racing. Usually around 250 cars from all over the northern states and Canada come to this. From there we head back north for a 4 hr drive home.

So I've worked it out that I don't have to drive more than 4 hours any given day with a couple of nice 3-4 day stops in between.

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IT'S NEXT YEAR! !!!!

Our trip plans were put on hold. But if all goes according to plan we will be doing the planned rv trip leaving here august 20th and heading west. My back still can't handle long drives so the plan is leaving here and driving 4hrs to the town where my wife grew up. The next day it's on to Winnipeg another 4hrs where we will stay a few days. Then continuing on to visit some of my relatives for a day only a couple hours away. Followed by backtracking southeast to morden manitoba for a few days for the annual corn and apple festival. Supposed to be a fun time. We'll see. Next is crossing south and going state side working our way back to Hibbing MN for labor day weekend to watch some great dirt track racing. 3 days of back to back racing. Usually around 250 cars from all over the northern states and Canada come to this. From there we head back north for a 4 hr drive home.

So I've worked it out that I don't have to drive more than 4 hours any given day with a couple of nice 3-4 day stops in between.

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Oh. I agree. I grew up traveling in my parents motor home every summer. It was great but dad, being a truck driver, liked to pile on the miles. A family joke was always. ....there goes lunch.....there goes supper. Mom always wanted to pull over and have a proper meal. Dad was just wanting to drive. Being in a motor home we would often fall asleep at night while he drove. We never knew where we'd wake up. Quite often it was a roadside pull off or Walmart parking lot.

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Seeing as it's Canada day weekend we had a bunch of random games planned for the kids. Of course we all picked up prizes for the little rug rats. Today was a trip to the beach. I gave a few kids rides on the tube behind the boat.


Tonight is another round of good times by the fire

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Great pictures Brian!!
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It's been nice at camp. Average daytime temperature of 26c. Took the kids out tubing



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Just a little fire with friends and a few drinks. Home now after 9 days at camp. We had nice weather aside from 1 day of rain. I managed to get the privacy fence built, wood shed painted, and a fresh coat of paint on the boat trailer.

I also had some issues with the golf cart dying out without warning. It'd be running then start missing and die completely. I changed the plug. Cleaned the carb. Charged the battery. But it still ran with a miss. So I spent some time adjusting the throttle linkages. This seemed to help. Then yesterday it died on me again. This time I had to go get the atv and haul it back to our site. I started looking at the wiring and found an in line fuse. When I checked the fuse it came out in two pieces. I replaced it at it runs fine now. My theory is that the fuse wasn't blown but rather separated and barely making contact. Now that it's running good I plan on giving it a paint job.



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Nothing too exciting to report. We went to checkout the nearby ghost town Saturday afternoon followed by more fun by the fire.


We all got a chuckle when one of the ladies showed us a bathing suit that came in the mail. It was supposed to be an adult xl. Looked more like a kids small. One of the guys tried pulling a galvatron and put it on. Didn't work out so well. Lmao


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