View Poll Results: What do you like to do when you go camping?
Sit around and do nothing! 118 54.13%
Bicycle riding 88 40.37%
Hiking 130 59.63%
Boating 37 16.97%
Lawn games 16 7.34%
Read 99 45.41%
Sit around the campfire 150 68.81%
Cooking 85 38.99%
Eating 112 51.38%
Other (feel free to specify in a post) 51 23.39%
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:38 PM   #15
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Depends on where i am generally.

If i am at the Coast i will go to the aquarium and for a seafood lunch. I like to ride my bike in the parks at the beach as well.

If im in eastern Oregon, sitting around reading and drinking beer is the order of the day.

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Old 05-19-2006, 05:11 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by wahoonc
All of the above and meet and greet other Airstreamers.We were at a campground in Myrtle Beach, SC. Met 4 older Airstream couples on their way back to the NE from FL. One was a national officer the other 3 were multi star generals. They treated us like long lost friends and offered lots of advice on what to do with Airstreams and life in general. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to the stories and seeing pictures of all the caravans they had been on. One of them had been on the early China caravans where they had exported the AS and Suburban's. One of the others had been on the Alaska Carvan the year before. Gives us something to look forward too. BTW eating is my favorite

Good one! Meeting other Airstreamers is always fun. I have also noticed the "long lost friend" treatment more so with Airstreaming than with any other common interest thing I do in life.

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Old 05-19-2006, 05:13 AM   #17
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Old 05-19-2006, 05:39 AM   #18
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Pretty much all of the above... Other = Play guitar / Drink / Listen to Music ... Pretty much anything that does not involve work !
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Old 05-19-2006, 05:46 AM   #19
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Post another vote for fly fishing.

We also like to explore the the area of the country we are camping at.

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Old 05-19-2006, 06:30 AM   #20
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I put "other" because I could not decide between several of the answers. Then there is the "fixing Chummy" so we can get back home. Our joke is how long can we be out before I need to get my tool box from the closet. But that is the joy of a vintage Airstream.
Other enjoyments are planning the next trip; visiting with fellow campers; playing board games; attending Sunday church services in new churches; and being with my grandson.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:22 AM   #21
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We are usually going to a "destination", such as Disney, a specific state park to see "something", like manatees. We frequent horse shows, and Jack Russell terrier events. We do a lot of "day trips", where we do not "camp", but use the A/S as a base, to keep food, drink and use it as a dressing room when we go snorkling at the springs.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:31 AM   #22
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Thumbs up as little as possible come night-time...

Our "big" camping trip for the past 14 yrs involves 10 days +/- on the Frio River w/ hubby's family, now up to 38 strong w/ children ages 15, 14, 13, 12, 12, 12, 11, 11, 11, 10, 8, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 2, 2, 2. This may seem like a big deal to most of you quiet folk, but non-stop fun is the order of the day for this bunch of river rats. Kayaking, fishing, biking, hiking, and eating all have their place right behind "toobin' the Frio." Thank goodness all the kiddos love to read b/c we do enforce a daily 2 hr "siesta" where they must rest before taking off again @ 100 mph. It is also very cool to see the older ones taking care of the little ones on the river and at the camp. Night falls and all kids are bathed and put to bed: adults enjoy dominoes, cards, and stories of past camps. Only 26 days left...
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:41 AM   #23
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In addition to pretty much all of the things listed there are a couple of others we never do at home that have become pretty standard when out with the trailer - watching old dusters and the evening cribbage game.

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Old 05-19-2006, 08:05 AM   #24
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i like to stay active in the day, either hiking or mountain biking on the trails. breakfast over the coals from the night before w/ my BIG cast iron skillet. at supper time i like to use a dutch oven to cook a dinner and dessert. it takes a while to prep food but comes out awesome. then its cards usually cribbage.

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Old 05-19-2006, 08:46 AM   #25
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What we do when camping

Camping with an A/C is new to us. Normally we are in our truck camper pulling the horse trailer, this should give lots of clues to what we do with our spare time. I haven't figured out a safe way to pull the horses and Sylvia, so I think our A/C time will be a bit less hectic and more relaxed. We enjoy cards and board games of all sorts in the evening. We will be doing more walking than riding and perhaps more socializing since we will be staying in different kinds of campgrounds. I'm looking forward to the lazier travel style, but will definitely miss our boys . Anyone know if A/C makes a horse trailer with living quarters ?

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Old 05-19-2006, 11:58 AM   #26
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What to do while Camping

I will second Chaplain Kent's activities of working on the trailer and visiting fellow campers. The A/S always seems to attract attention from people, and I have come to expect it. Doesn't matter where I am, someone wants to ask questions about the trailer. Lucky for me, I love to talk.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:36 PM   #27
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This might sound like non camping type activities, but I like to bring along creative work like watercolor painting, quilting or scrapbooking. And of course there's always the digital camera and laptop with Photoshop. I have an entire scrapbook album dedicated to Sparky's adventures. My airstream is like my art studio on wheels and many of the places I go and people I meet offer inspiration. I started getting interested in quilting last summer on Martha's Vinyard when a fellow camper in the site next to me had her sewing machine out on the picnic table working away. It looked relaxing so now I've become hooked on quilting too. Art supples are always on board in the trailer because you never know when you'll see something worth capturing on paper or canvas. Of course I don't always feel the urge to be creative, so a bottle of wine, family, and a campfire are all I need.
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Old 05-20-2006, 12:11 AM   #28
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When I'm in the camping, my favorite hobby is reading Airstream life I've kept and smoking ( outside ) a cuban cigar while reading, with a cup of coffee;
It's a very rare and quiet moment i really appreciate. May be a simple moment but great's the paradise.


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