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Old 07-10-2015, 05:29 AM   #1
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Interesting RV history,,,,,

Just thought I would share, I think this is fairly unique. Perhaps inspire others to do the same.

My wife and I met Memorial day weekend 1967. Our families were RV'ing in a campground near Mystic Seaport Conn.. We were in High School, from the same town about 100 miles away, and hit is off as the saying goes. I bought her an ice cream, that is all it took!

She has 3 sisters and a brother. And as each made their lives, they married and eventually ended up with RV's. They also of course worked, had careers and over time we all became stretched out along the east coast as vairous careers infulenced where we live. We are the most south in S.C., and a sister is the most north in upstate NY. Others are spread out in between. Her parents continued RV'ing untill last year, they are in their mid 80's now and not wanting to drive a RV.

In 1990 we started a tradition. We would create a 5 day weekend each year, and meet somewhere for an RV family reunion. The first was in the Pocono's. We used 6 sites for that first gathering.

Fast forward, each of her sisters and her brother had kids, the kids (grand children) are grown and some have married. There are a couple of great grand kids. They joined the tradition. The grandkids have RV's or tents, and are all hooked on camping. We have 16 sites reserved for this years gathering, destination Gettysburg PA. Her parents are staying in a cabin in the park, as previously stated they no longer have a rv.

This year will be the 25th year we have done this! Pretty amazing. It went by way too quickly.

I think this is pretty unique. A true RV extended family tradition, and the legacy looks like it will continue. We all enjoy seeing each other, yet no ones home if overun. We do "Pot Luck" dinners, we pull all the tables together end to end, it is a very large crowd!!!

PS Ice cream is still the way to Debbie's heart, I learned that very early, a stop at Dairy Queen can get me out of almost any mess.

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Awsome, so glad to hear about the great camping times your family has had and will continue to have...

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Old 07-10-2015, 06:08 AM   #3
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What an amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Congrats on the silver event.
My wife and I met at a square dance.. Lasted over 34 years before she ran the jeep we had just bought into a tree totaling both of her and the jeep.

As for traveling far to met the girl next door... That reminded me of song where, as I call, the man travels the world to finally meet the perfect girl.

No I do not recall the exact details so I'll make something up

They exchange addresses.

His. 1234 Some street,City, State,USA Apartment B
hers. 1230 Same Street,City,State, USA Apartment C

Yup, across the hall from each other.
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That is a great story to hear about family and the tradition.
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Great story ... thx for sharing
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Thanks for sharing. Great story.
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Good one! Thanks!!
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Awesome story and a great tradition to continue.
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My family back in MN has been doing that since the 60s. Been a while since I joined in since I moved out west I have flown in a few times, but never taken the coach back there.

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Great story. We are now doing a similar thing. Every year we have s family Rv trip. My 2 sisters and their families. This year my brother is joining us. It is a lot of fun. Hopefully it will continue for a long time
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Wonderful story Lloyd! Thanks for sharing!
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Incredible. You're a lucky guy. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 07-11-2015, 06:44 PM   #14
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Great story and a tradition I envy.

Our family had a get together and traditional New England clam bakes on Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

Most of the family has passed away now and I sure miss those times.

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