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Old 05-22-2015, 10:06 PM
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Our second weekend of the season at camp. Just sitting here by the fire looking at the boat hooked up to the truck in preparations for some fishing in the morning.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:17 PM
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Ah!!! I envy you.

We've got a couple of road trips planned but no camping until August. I wish we could use our RV more. I really enjoy it but my wife and I have different requirements when it comes to camping and she is always busy with volunteer work which I've greatly cut back on.
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I look forward to a walleye report.

I'm thinking a camping trip to the "North Island" is needed.
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Always was fun to get away and enjoy a long weekend. Bet you had the heat on last night.
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Heat was off last night. Last weekend though we burned through a full tank of propane keeping warm. A week ago It was snowing. Today. Its 27 celsius. What a difference. Kinda nice being drunk by 2pm. Was helping a fellow camper build a shed and took a few too many beer breaks. Lol.
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if the weather gets better we may go take the boat out egg hunting this weekend but right now winds at 30 to 40 knots make it no fun.
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Today's project at camp.....first off is to work off a hangover. Followed by helping fix an Argo. The drive chain apparently popped off the sprocket. We'll get her fixed.
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Any walleyes?
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Nope. Beginning to think our lake has no fish. I'm told there are walleye, pike, bass, and lake trout. I haven't found them yet. The lake is very rocky with very deep holes and shallow spots. My depth finder shows going from 6ft of water down to 120 ft back up to around 30ft in a matter of 100ft or so. Going to try a different strategy next time I go out. Thinking worms and jigs might work better than minnows. Can't hurt to try.

I was going to try another lake a few miles down the road from camp this morning but temps quickly shot up to over 30 celsius so I decided to pack up early and come back for a nice bike ride this afternoon.
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Productive day today out at camp. Got a storage shed built big enough to store two of the atv's. Also built an addition to the deck. Our deck at camp is now 10x8. Been building it in 5x8 sections and joining them together in order to facilitate easier moving if we even decide to change to another campsite. Not bad for a hangover day after last night's gathering around the campfire. We're back home now since our daughter has her first communion tomorrow morning.
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Rough life out at camp.

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I never imagined how nice it would be to be able to come out to camp again. We decided to come out last night for the night. I soo needed this. Back to normal in a sense. Im still hobbling around with a cane but still nice to be out here. For mobility I have my quad to use to get around the camp ground. Every one was happy and surprised to see me. Was nice just sitting around the fire with friends. I never imagined how emotional it would be. I actually shed a tear realizing I may never have been able to do this again. I've learned to appreciate every little thing in life since I almost lost it all.
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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.
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Hang in there NR....it gets better........ben there done that.....
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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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In lieu of hauling out to Manitoba for ten days my wife changed her vacation time and since I'm on a semi permanent vacation right now we decided that since we normally have 4 children and are busy with them, we managed to swing a whole week with no kids. We will instead head to camp for a few days and relax.
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In lieu of hauling out to Manitoba for ten days my wife changed her vacation time and since I'm on a semi permanent vacation right now we decided that since we normally have 4 children and are busy with them, we managed to swing a whole week with no kids. We will instead head to camp for a few days and relax.
That sounds great!

Be sure to get some exercise everyday but don't overdo it. Take a good book and find a shady place to relax.

We expect regular reports but don't spend the week sitting in the tent surfing the net!
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We learned a valuable lesson on Friday. When leaving camp make sure there is enough propane in the tanks to keep the refrigerator running if the power goes out.

What happened was there was just a bit of propane left in the tank it was feeding off. I forgot to switch the valve over to the full tank when we left two weeks ago. The refrigerator runs on ac normally but if the power goes out it automatically switches to propane to keep running. I guess what happened was the power went out for a bit. It switched to propane and when that ran out it went into a default mode and shut down. I got it running again but we lost everything in the freezer and most things in the refrigerator.

Sausage and hamburger don't last long in 30 degree heat apparently.
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