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Old 07-17-2016, 10:31 AM   #57177
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I know this is on the pricier side of things, but before it went on sale, it was in the stratosphere. I've been looking for a nice screen shelter so I can sit outside whenever I'm out and about (even at home) without being terrorized by the insect community. The one I had my sights set on was from Cabela's, made by the Clam company only with beefier specs. The thing was going for $550 and there was NO way I'd spend that kind of money on something like that so I waited. A couple months ago it went on sale, $50 off and yea, right, 10%, still not even going near it.

Well, I checked yesterday and the thing is on sale for $220 off, so it's now $329. Yes, still very pricey, but the size of it and the roominess once you're inside it makes it worth it to me. I assembled it in around 5 minutes plus another 15 or so to stake it down, tie up the shade/wind protectors, etc. It has great reviews and despite the one person stating the zippered front goes from bottom to top, it's a dual-way zipper, you can open it in either direction which is quite nice.

It's huge on the inside, something like 110 sq feet. Easily can fit a picnic table in there and I can just reach the top of it from the inside to take it back down. And the last benefit is it's been bird tested, so Boko likes it

Those going to Maine will likely see it unless we're stuck in torrential downpours but I'm doing weather ohms (wohhhmmms) to ensure it'll be a great week in Maine.
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:44 AM   #57178
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We stayed at the KOA just above you tga2016 last year. It's a beautiful place.
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I went to a U-pick blackberry farm in Oklahoma years ago. They handed us each a basket and a 2 foot long bamboo stick. The stick was for picking up the thorny canes so I could more easily pluck the berries. It sure was a back saver also! Instead of bending down to pick, I brought the berries up to me. The best part was very few scratches.
What a good idea! Think I'll adopt it. There are several days' worth of berries coming along, so plenty of opportunity to use it. Thanks for that!
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Perhaps it's a mutant squash.
If you had a sack of them it might be sacksquash.
😃 Ah, he is feeling better, even if only marginally. The nose may know, but in the brain there's a quip for that!
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Hi Marty!
That squash looks a little like a Colt 45 Malt Liquor in a brown paper bag. Not the most colorful of species. You'll know more when you slice it open.

I hope it's delicious - and the seeds are viable. May be the money shot for next year's farmers market! You could sell them with a bottle of Sky Pilot Bobs' Maple Balsamic Squash Glaze.
That sounds absolutely delish!
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There is a topic on "Just Conversation" about whether a motorhome should be called class a, type a, etc. one of the comments got me to chuckling:

"mis read that as Class A and Type A.
Envisioned a 45' being driven aggressively, weaving in traffic, flipping people off, tailgating."

So, are we ready for the rv class wars?

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I know this is on the pricier side of things, but before it went on sale, it was in the stratosphere. I've been looking for a nice screen shelter so I can sit outside whenever I'm out and about (even at home) without being terrorized by the insect community. The one I had my sights set on was from Cabela's, made by the Clam company only with beefier specs. The thing was going for $550 and there was NO way I'd spend that kind of money on something like that so I waited. A couple months ago it went on sale, $50 off and yea, right, 10%, still not even going near it.

Well, I checked yesterday and the thing is on sale for $220 off, so it's now $329. Yes, still very pricey, but the size of it and the roominess once you're inside it makes it worth it to me. I assembled it in around 5 minutes plus another 15 or so to stake it down, tie up the shade/wind protectors, etc. It has great reviews and despite the one person stating the zippered front goes from bottom to top, it's a dual-way zipper, you can open it in either direction which is quite nice.

It's huge on the inside, something like 110 sq feet. Easily can fit a picnic table in there and I can just reach the top of it from the inside to take it back down. And the last benefit is it's been bird tested, so Boko likes it

Those going to Maine will likely see it unless we're stuck in torrential downpours but I'm doing weather ohms (wohhhmmms) to ensure it'll be a great week in Maine.
I had my eye on that for a long time... until my son's inlaws gave me their old screen room. Now I couldn't justify it...even if it is a pain to put up and heavy... they are friends, so would notice if I replaced it...Maybe someday the wind will get the old one and I can get the clam at a reduced price!

I should clarify a bit... she sews and made a screen room to fit with their awning for their travel trailer. So, she didn't need the perfectly good screen tent anymore.
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That's the plan. Fingers crossed!
All the best, and may it soon be over!
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Dog gone it...a mutant on good drugs beat me to the punchline...I was thinking about calling it a mutant squash....but refrained because I don't actually know if it's a mutant or just a little known species ..
...or just a cross. Offspring might be quite interesting. Seeds, viable or not, should make good snax.
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I know this is on the pricier side of things, but before it went on sale, it was in the stratosphere. I've been looking for a nice screen shelter so I can sit outside whenever I'm out and about (even at home) without being terrorized by the insect community. The one I had my sights set on was from Cabela's, made by the Clam company only with beefier specs. The thing was going for $550 and there was NO way I'd spend that kind of money on something like that so I waited. A couple months ago it went on sale, $50 off and yea, right, 10%, still not even going near it.

Well, I checked yesterday and the thing is on sale for $220 off, so it's now $329. Yes, still very pricey, but the size of it and the roominess once you're inside it makes it worth it to me. I assembled it in around 5 minutes plus another 15 or so to stake it down, tie up the shade/wind protectors, etc. It has great reviews and despite the one person stating the zippered front goes from bottom to top, it's a dual-way zipper, you can open it in either direction which is quite nice.

It's huge on the inside, something like 110 sq feet. Easily can fit a picnic table in there and I can just reach the top of it from the inside to take it back down. And the last benefit is it's been bird tested, so Boko likes it

Those going to Maine will likely see it unless we're stuck in torrential downpours but I'm doing weather ohms (wohhhmmms) to ensure it'll be a great week in Maine.
Very canny, Carl. Are you part Scot?

It's a nice-looking shelter. In FL that would be perfect. I have a mental pic of Boko in there...got any real pics of that?

We looked for a screen shelter a few years ago, but none were narrow enough for the cg we had been using for 4 yrs. So long FL, at least for a while.
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I thought it was mutants against stable people. Unless they are willing to convert.

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Very canny, Carl. Are you part Scot?

It's a nice-looking shelter. In FL that would be perfect. I have a mental pic of Boko in there...got any real pics of that?

We looked for a screen shelter a few years ago, but none were narrow enough for the cg we had been using for 4 yrs. So long FL, at least for a while.
You mean like this? It was right after shower time so her feathers are wet...

As you can see, I have that 3 foot round table in there, but I'm set back near one of the 6 sides. I imagine around 10 people could sit in there with lawn chairs. I'm loving it for sure already, just a bit hot outside today to just sit there with no breeze. Maybe later...

EDIT: I'll definitely set it up on my site down in FL, that was one thing I wished I had down there but I also wanted one at home too, to sit in the yard w/o bug attacks.
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Best of luck to you tomorrow! Glad Annie hasn't kicked you out yet!
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You mean like this? It was right after shower time so her feathers are wet...

As you can see, I have that 3 foot round table in there, but I'm set back near one of the 6 sides. I imagine around 10 people could sit in there with lawn chairs. I'm loving it for sure already, just a bit hot outside today to just sit there with no breeze. Maybe later...

EDIT: I'll definitely set it up on my site down in FL, that was one thing I wished I had down there but I also wanted one at home too, to sit in the yard w/o bug attacks.
Put a fan and a hammock in there and you could sleep in it!
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