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Old 05-14-2017, 12:30 AM
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It doesn't get much better than that.

I started hill walking, hiking, camping in my late teens and I still love it. These days I prefer my camping in a RV rather than a tent but I still love getting out there. More power to you my friend. Enjoy it!!!
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I grew up camping in tents. Always slept in the tent when we were on an rv trip while everyone else slept in the motorhome.

We do have plans this summer to haul the camper out of here for a bit. With 5 kids it's way more economical to travel this way.
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This coming weekend is our long weekend and also the opening of walleye season. That also means I'm loading up the truck camper, hooking up the boat, taking the two older boys and heading 3.5 hours back to our annual fish camp we've been doing every year for as long as I can remember. Our American friend from Michigan is also coming up as he has done for 50+ years in a row. Lots of history and memories there.
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This coming weekend is our long weekend and also the opening of walleye season. That also means I'm loading up the truck camper, hooking up the boat, taking the two older boys and heading 3.5 hours back to our annual fish camp we've been doing every year for as long as I can remember. Our American friend from Michigan is also coming up as he has done for 50+ years in a row. Lots of history and memories there.
I like family traditions. Unfortunately our family traditions are dying off, as we who uphold them, die off. Sad ... but a fact of life.
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Yep. I remember as a kid there were 25+ americans that would come up for may long weekend. Over the years it dwindled down to just one. Some have passed away. Some moved away.
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I loved camping when I was young. I would still like to do it but the body won't let me anymore. Damn arthritis is just to bad.
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I loved camping when I was young. I would still like to do it but the body won't let me anymore. Damn arthritis is just to bad.
If I had to set up and take down every weekend I wouldn't be able to camp either. Our setup is like having a permanent cottage but with the option to haul it out if we want to
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It's only Monday and I'm beat. Installed a new seat in the old boat. started going through the truck camper to see what we need which is basically everything. That's what I like about our big camper. It's already setup and ready to go including most groceries. For this weekend we need basically a duplicate of everything including gas food water clothes etc. Lots of work.
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It's only Monday and I'm beat. Installed a new seat in the old boat. started going through the truck camper to see what we need which is basically everything. That's what I like about our big camper. It's already setup and ready to go including most groceries. For this weekend we need basically a duplicate of everything including gas food water clothes etc. Lots of work.
For me, trying to remember everything that's already in the RV is a challenge.

Before we leave I know that we have to load food, water and clothes. Everything and anything else I trust that it's in one of the storage bins. I need to clean those out and re-organize them. For example, we have 6 camp chairs in there and there are only the two of us.
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We have you beat. Lmao. We have a total of 22 lawn chairs for 7 of us. Because our camper is set up seasonally, we have a set of camp clothes for each of us in the camper already. We keep a stock of non perishable food in the camper and just bring out the perishables and cleaned camp clothes every weekend.
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We have you beat. Lmao. We have a total of 22 lawn chairs for 7 of us. Because our camper is set up seasonally, we have a set of camp clothes for each of us in the camper already. We keep a stock of non perishable food in the camper and just bring out the perishables and cleaned camp clothes every weekend.
I've got 6 chairs for 2 people. You've got 22 chairs for 7 people. That's about the same ratio ... only mine take up a helluva lot less space.
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This weekend was our annual fish camp. I've been going to the same area my whole life every may long weekend. My grampa used to take my dad. Now I'm taking my boy. Only our oldest son came with me. We were joined by his older brother(who, btw, I raised as my own for 10 years), my dad, and our American friend. He's been coming up for 56 years straight and is now 74 years old but doesn't look over 60. The fishing was the best I've seen. We limited out in 20 minutes each day.
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On sunday we went out fishing even though it was colder and windy. Once we had caught our limit 3 times over we pulled up on shore for a fire. I've stopped there many times over the years for a fire.
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My son Evan got to spend the weekend with his older brother Logan. On Saturday morning they each came our of their tents wearing the same basic thing without knowing what the other was wearing.
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This morning we were all packed up and ready to head home.
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Back to our seasonal site this weekend. We arrived by 7pm last night. By 10pm I was on beer #6. By midnight...well, the reports are still coming in. Today so far I made breakfast came out lit a fire and found a nice spot in the sun on a lounger. Tonight will be a repeat of last night.
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My buddy and I went down to the dock to cast a line. I snagged onto a smaller northern pike.
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Back in town now. Guess we'll have to make arrangements to bring the camper to town for warranty sooner rather than later. It rained friday night for 15 minutes and in that time the living room slide leaked a lot. Looking at it the following morning shows there appears to be a tight seal all the way around. But looking at the roof the water appears to be pooling near the end of the slide where it is leaking.
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Got the slide leaking problem fixed. Survived a tornado warning with only a few drops of rain. Not far from us they got golf ball sized hail. Turned into a nice day over all. Me and the lovely missus.
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