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Old 07-20-2008, 04:06 PM   #43
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We just returned from a local weekend trip 5 miles from home. Due to medical situation our summer trip had to be cancelled. We do not own a pet. This was our second trip in the last month to a county or city run park. Both were well kept, clean, and organized for the campers full enjoyment of the facilities. At these parks especially ones that are within city limits there are long term campers. Camping is not the proper term. Our neighbors were involved in woodworking and varnishing for local flea markets. I wont tell you about the dog eating on top of the picnic table with its rear end........These parks allow up to 6 months. I don't think this can be a wholesome environment for family camping. Unfortunately due to the economic situation we all find ourselves in there is more of this. City employees do not seem capable to police territorial issues or abuses very well. I always wondered why campground rules were so strict about "clothes lines". Now I know, humans are territorial and some take great lattitudes in what they describe as their "rights". It seems civics class is no longer taught. We invest precious time and energy in our "camping time". After one year of owning our AS at this time I still need to learn the skills necessary to avoid the bad camping neighbor experience. Fuel prices will keep us closer to home and the time more precious. We checked out a local campsite that is just 3 miles from home. News stories have been rampant about the river peninsula property being debated in council for condo development. Unkept, daytime raccoons not very appealing. Returning home I checked their listing in "Woodhalls". Amazingly false in all degrees! What to do?

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Old 07-20-2008, 04:36 PM   #44
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I have not camped in a campground since I am a new Airstream owner. I have learned by camping on my own property what could be future potential problems for other campers.

1. Lights outside could be a problem because some people enjoy the night sky. Every year I go with some buddies camping. We have rent a cabin in the swamps of Georgia. We would fish all day eat good food and then go outside to enjoy the night sky. This last year the park installed LED street lights for the camp grounds for RV owners and tent campers. Those lights just killed the night sky for star gazing. No more milky way.

2. I bought a generator for my renovated airstream because our property has no water or electric. I shopped and bought a generator which is advertised to be only 8 decibles above quiet conversation. When I started it at home in the neighborhood it was very quiet and purred like a kitten. On our property out in the country there isn't any kind of noise except the frogs, wind and bugs singing. That generator sounded way to loud and I could see it annoying somebody camping. I had to use it because it was 95 degrees during the day and humid day and night. When it was going you could only hear the generator. In the airstream you didn't even notice the sound. It was very quiet. Outside it was loud.

3. If I go camping at a park it will be in the fall, winter or spring. I will leave my lights and generator at home. I love the look and sound of a natural environment. I will only take my dogs to dog friendly parks. They will bark

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Old 07-20-2008, 04:43 PM   #45
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Just curious, but are you bound for Southern Illinois University?

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Old 07-20-2008, 05:26 PM   #46
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Yes, because I went to school there and lived there a couple years after school. I love the area and that is where I will retire.

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