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Old 10-01-2006, 05:10 PM   #1
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<span class="ev_code_PURPLE">We survived our first weekend camping trip !! We choose a place about 20 miles from home just in case we needed anything from home or Lowe's, lol. Good thing too because once we got there we realized our water hose wasn't long enough !! We also had to go back home to get a couple of other things we needed. By the time we got all set up Friday night it was about 8:00. It was no problem though, the kids loved cooking hot dogs over the fire and eating outside by the awning lights. The next day it was rainy on and off but that didn't bother us either. We played games inside when it rained and played outside when it didn't. We were even treated to a beautiful rainbow. There was a lake right behind our site and we loved having the large den window on the back of the fiver. There was also a large ballfield across the road and the kids took full advantage of it all weekend. They also had fun riding their bikes and playing at the playgrounds. The public bathrooms were spotless and we pretty much had the place to ourselves other than a few seasonals. It took us about 90 minutes to break camp and be on the road. I didn't think that was too bad. The girls and I vacuumed and cleaned the sinks, bathroom and got everything all cleaned up while the boys cleaned up and packed up the outside things. Sorry this got so long...I was just anxious to share our trip with you !!</span>
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<span class="ev_code_PURPLE">We survived our first weekend camping trip !! We choose a place about 20 miles from home just in case we needed anything from home or Lowe's, lol. Good thing too because once we got there we realized our water hose wasn't long enough !! We also had to go back home to get a couple of other things we needed. By the time we got all set up Friday night it was about 8:00. It was no problem though, the kids loved cooking hot dogs over the fire and eating outside by the awning lights. The next day it was rainy on and off but that didn't bother us either. We played games inside when it rained and played outside when it didn't. We were even treated to a beautiful rainbow. There was a lake right behind our site and we loved having the large den window on the back of the fiver. There was also a large ballfield across the road and the kids took full advantage of it all weekend. They also had fun riding their bikes and playing at the playgrounds. The public bathrooms were spotless and we pretty much had the place to ourselves other than a few seasonals. It took us about 90 minutes to break camp and be on the road. I didn't think that was too bad. The girls and I vacuumed and cleaned the sinks, bathroom and got everything all cleaned up while the boys cleaned up and packed up the outside things. Sorry this got so long...I was just anxious to share our trip with you !!</span>
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GREAT news Shannone and CONGRATS on the first trip....YOU'RE HOOKED NOW!!

When we had a fiver,the wife always did the inside things and I did the outside, but I've known several families where the wife or husband can do either one,due sometimes to physical limitations of either spouse...

I insisted that my wife be able to at least drive the rig in an emergency,something else you guys should consider....
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Glad you survived your first trip. Now you are an experienced RVer with a lot more fun trips to plan.

Normally my wife does the inside set up and take down and I handle the outside. Something you need to do is learn the whole hitch and unhitch proceedure as well as driving the rig. My wife runs ours on the highway but does not like it in the city. About once a year, we will let her do the hitch up and unhitch if she has not done it for a while. Sure she takes longer, but if I got sick, she could take care or it all.

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Man o man I am enviouse .Its that time of year up here we had our last camping weekend last week it sounds like you had a GREAT time Keep sharing your stories it will help our northern MN winter seem just a little shorter thanks have fun
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Shannone,

Congrats on your first time out. Sounds like it blast and the start to many more great adventures. The campground sounds like a winner and large enough to handle most size rigs, looking at your signature. Where did you stay? Have fun even though your season in Michigan seems to becoming to an end soon.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 96PSD:
Shannone,

Congrats on your first time out. Sounds like it blast and the start to many more great adventures. The campground sounds like a winner and large enough to handle most size rigs, looking at your signature. Where did you stay? Have fun even though your season in Michigan seems to becoming to an end soon. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

<span class="ev_code_PURPLE">It was a small park and the site was tight. About 42x22. Luckily there was an empty field across from us where people were parked and we were able to use that to our advantage. The CG was Myers Lake (United Methodist CG) in Bryon. We have two more camping weekends planned later this month at other CG's. They both have Halloween themes where we can decorate our site and the kids can trick or treat. We can't wait. I do plan on learning to drive it at some point...but I'm not in a hurry, lol !!</span>
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