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Old 05-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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Wish we could camp more often!

This is our 3rd year camping. It's definately something we enjoy a lot more than we expected to! Unfortunately, DH and I work so much we don't get to go nearly as often as we would like! Last year we were able to plan 1 weekend a month (April-October) camping. This year we will be lucky to get out 3 weekends! Our weekends off are clashing this year! Sucks!!! Depression is setting in..

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Hang in there. When you're sitting under the stars with your favorite beverage in hand and a little campfire smoke up your nose, this case of 'camp-itis' will all but be forgotten. Bob

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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When our kids were young we would pull to a local county campground, it was close enough that I could drive to work and still have the camping experience we needed. It beat trying to figure out which weekend we could get away from the rat race, returning to the camp ground after a day at work is very relaxing !
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Hopefully you can work out a solution to be able to spend more time camping, nothing like the memories you will make with you family.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Oh how I feel your pain! We bought our camper 3yrs ago. We were able to camp more often in the beginning. It's driving me NUTS. (I would be happy to go every other weekend). I sit home and dream of our next trip - even if it's just down the road I'm also reading lots of blogs of folks that are retired and enjoying their travels across our nation!
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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I, too, understand the frustration. I've even been known to stay in our MH in the drive of our house. Retirement just around the corner so patience is the name of the game.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:12 AM   #8
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I get it. I know many people might not consider it camping, but have you considered a permanent spot for a year or two? Something close enough that you can make it to weekend obligations, but far enough not to be camping in your driveway. We love it and with two small kids, it gives us the ability to camp much more than we would if we were trying to pack, haul and setup each time. All I pack are some clothes and the cooler.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:51 AM   #9
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Park and set up in front of a neighbor's house. Pretend you're in another state and now you're camping and saving gas too.

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