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Old 07-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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I have a question...

Where do you go to spend Labor Day weekend?And what are some good place's to go camping for Labor Day weekend?
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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This year we will be at home on Labor Day. But usually we go to a state park or a COE park. This usually means water to cool off and catch fish. It is however a little late to be getting reservations for that or any holiday. We are already making plans for Thanksgiving. Generally we start planning about three months ahead especially if it is a holiday. Some of the COE parks have sites that cannot be reserved and are kept for those folks who just drop in. I would recommend reservations if you are going to some of these parks.

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Thanks for the welcome,i have already found a place to stay during labor day weekend,and there where actually a few site's still open.
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We usually avoid holiday weekends due to the crowds at the local CGs. Being retired, that's easy for us since we can go camping any time we wish.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:14 AM   #5
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We usually avoid holiday weekends due to the crowds at the local CGs. Being retired, that's easy for us since we can go camping any time we wish.
Lucky you,i still have a long while till my husband can retire from his job.The work he's in i worry everyday and i don't want to know what he does,even though he has told,lol.I can't wait till i can cruise and camp anytime that i want.We already have a few weekend's filled up to go camping,that way our boy's have something to talk about when they go back to school.
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Where do you go to spend Labor Day weekend?And what are some good place's to go camping for Labor Day weekend?
Depends on where you live.

I lived in the Denver area for 20 years, and we spent most long weekends up in the mountains, sometimes in or near Rocky Mountain National Park, and other times at a nice isolated campground near Mt. Evans, between Grant and Georgetown. Nice running creek nearby, and the start of a long Jeep trail that goes up the back side of Mt. Evans. We enjoyed hiking up that trail when the kids were teenagers - jerked the restlessness out of them so they could sleep at night.

For years, we were "into" enduro dirt bikes. Two brothers-in-law from west Texas would meet us somewhere in the mountains, and the guys would spend our days riding the mountain trails while the gals and kids camped. Our camper was a pop-up tent trailer and we hauled my Kawasaki 90 Enduro dirt bike on the hitch of the trailer. Extra hitch weight, but the air shocks pumped up on the TV made it work okay. Brothers-in-law had much more expensive Penton and Honda enduro bikes, but I could usually keep them in site by riding hard.

Before that we lived in Omaha for 7 years, and we usually went to the Colorado mountains for long weekends. ( I don't boat or fish, so water was not a consideration).

Growing up in west Texas in the 1950s, we usually went up to the mountains in southeast New Mexico to cool off in the summertime. Usually the area around Cloudcroft or Riodosa. Now that I'm retired and back home in west Texas, most long weekends are spent with kids and grandkids and great grandkids, usually in the Austin or El Paso areas. We don't literally "camp" any more, we just use the camper as a mobil motel room, and as a portable potty when on the road. (Old folks often need a potty when a rest stop or fast food joint is not nearby.)

Around Memorial Day this year, we did it different. We towed our TT from west Texas to Tennessee to visit daughter and granddaughters (and son-in-law, of course), then to Detroit area to visit friends across the river on the shore of Lake Huron in Ontario, then up to northwest lower Michigan to see the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 4,000 miles in about two weeks. We stayed at various Good Sam and KOA campgrounds, but we didn't do any "camping" as such. We didn't have reservations at any of the campgrounds, but had no problems with getting a camping spot if we arrived at around 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. each day. But I wouldn't try that at any campground near Estes Park without reservations.
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Yeah i guess it would all depend on where you live and if you could find a decent place on time before everything got filled up,lol .But we live in northern florida (Jacksonville) and we do have a few place's with in driving distance but nothing too special.I like to go to place's where there is stuff do and has some really nice scenery.We are trying to get our plan's together to be able to go camping for Labor Day to take advantage of the long weekend.
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We usually avoid camping on a holiday - just too crowded.
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We usually avoid holiday weekends due to the crowds at the local CGs. Being retired, that's easy for us since we can go camping any time we wish.
Yep.. Learning this very quickly. Too many noisy folks and campsites hard to come by. Having said that spending the weekend (+) at the local state park.
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I look forward to crowded holidays. We are seasonals and the activity at our campground when it gets filled up is fun to watch. It adds to the holiday atmosphere.
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We won't mind the crowd's because we know it's a holiday weekend.And when ever my husband has a day off we are going to take advantage of it.Because in his line of work he just can't take off to go camping.So we end up just having short weekend's to go camping.You know driving into the camp site on a friday evening then setting everything up that night and only be able to enjoy for 1 whole day,and then sunday come's and we have to pack it all up again.And that is not a very relaxing or an enjoying camping trip.

Plus my husband also has his fall school starting up in August so we are going to have no time to go camping for a while because his schooling is going to be on every weekend.So for now we are really trying to cram in some camping trip's before he start's school and our kid's start school.
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Lucky you,i still have a long while till my husband can retire from his job.The work he's in i worry everyday and i don't want to know what he does,even though he has told,lol.I can't wait till i can cruise and camp anytime that i want.We already have a few weekend's filled up to go camping,that way our boy's have something to talk about when they go back to school.
One day your husband will be retired and your sons out on their own. Your life will be your own again. You'll wonder where the time, the years went. But yes, it's nice to be free like a teenager again, as much as we sometimes miss the kids. I thought our retirement years would never get here.
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We won't mind the crowd's because we know it's a holiday weekend.And when ever my husband has a day off we are going to take advantage of it.Because in his line of work he just can't take off to go camping.So we end up just having short weekend's to go camping.
I understand. Been there. Done that.

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You know driving into the camp site on a friday evening then setting everything up that night and only be able to enjoy for 1 whole day,and then sunday come's and we have to pack it all up again.And that is not a very relaxing or an enjoying camping trip.
That's why we stopped the weekend type camping (2 nights and one day). The work involved wasn't worth it for only the one day, what between packing and moving the TT. We now go for 5 or 6 days at a time. Sometimes a week or two at a time.

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Plus my husband also has his fall school starting up in August so we are going to have no time to go camping for a while because his schooling is going to be on every weekend.So for now we are really trying to cram in some camping trip's before he start's school and our kid's start school.
Do it while you can, when you can.

We didn't buy an RV until my husband was semi-retired. We would go for long weekends.... then he decided to retire for good and it's been wonderful ever since. We're like two gypsies.
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Camping Mom; If you are near Jacksonville, Have you considered the camp ground just north of Lake City on I 10 and 95. I'm told it is a really nice place especially at Christmas time. The name has eroded my brain and I can't think of it. Its just north of that intersection. Have fun and be safe..
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