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Old 08-22-2015, 11:57 PM   #15
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:56 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by LiLNomad View Post
Camping helps me reprioratize what is important in my life and also showed me I can live with a lot less things and still be happy..happier...(maybe someone can rotate my picture hehe)

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Old 08-23-2015, 06:38 AM   #17
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:42 AM   #18
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tough question with so many nuances. we have camped as a family forever. and before that, my wife and her family have camped together not only in the US but all over Europe. so it is sort of something we have always done. from tents to PU campers and various other trailers, we now have our wonderful AS.

in this time frame, it is simply relaxing to go someplace, does not have to be far away or exotic, and spend time together in the simplicity of the AS. and yes, having your own bed, shower and toilet make the experience that much easier.

cribbage each evening with a single malt is the schedule and just enjoying walking about and seeing the sights, sometime quite simple and not exotic, make our experiences worth doing. we are not the type of travelers who need to go for weeks or months. we will often hitch up and drive an hour to a favorite place and just hang out for a couple of days. life in the AS just seems much simpler without a bunch of trappings and stuff to stumble over.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:45 AM   #19
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Quality time with grandchildren. Chance to be with my kids and their spouses when all are not busy with work. Get away from the noisy city.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:52 AM   #20
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Why do you camp?

It's my retirement hobby. While I was working for a living, I knew too many people who retired and had no idea what to do with their lives and so they wasted away inside and died far too early. Or worse, they got bored enough that they went back to work at a job they hated, just to have something to do.

As a retirement hobby, camping is hard to beat. I can do as much of it or as little of it as my mood dictates. I can attend rallies or go solo depending on whether I'm feeling sociable or not. Since I never have to go back to anyplace I've been before unless I really want to, it never gets boring— always new places to go, new things to see, new people to meet.

And even in the downtime between camping trips, a lot of that time is spent planning where to go camping next.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:55 AM   #21
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My wife liked tent camping, from her earlier years, me not so much. But it turns out we both love glamping in the Airstream for the same reasons others have mentioned, all our own stuff and on wheels. And we prefer our own schedule, usually without reservations, and of course no hurry or plane to catch.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:23 AM   #22
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I grew up spending every summer from about 9yrs of age to 16yrs of age camping with my grandfather. From the end of school to about two weeks before the start of school in Sept.

It was a lot of fun, and my grandfather developed a love of the outdoors in me. Well, my wife and I both love to travel, and about two years ago on a road trip, we had the realization that we felt more at home in our car on the road, than we did in our home in Florida.

So that lead to this camping lifestyle of ours.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:39 AM   #23
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I like landscape, and I like people-watching. Camping allows me to do both -- enjoy areas of the country I wouldn't ordinarily see, and see families enjoying themselves in the campgrounds. I'm one of the old folks now, and I live in a retirement community where there are very few children. Campgrounds are loaded with kids playing the way I played as a child -- riding bicycles and scooters, fishing, throwing rocks, playing hide and seek, chasing each other, yelling and screaming -- all the things I did at their age and miss doing. Kids outside of the campgrounds mostly seem to be sedentary, their heads buried in their phones, iPads and other electronic devices. That's not a normal childhood-upbringing to me. Campgrounds remind me of the 1950's.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:50 AM   #24
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:54 AM   #25
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:57 AM   #26
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The house is in a typical Arizona subdivision where the view out any window is about ten to fifteen fees to the fence/wall. There is virtually no interaction with the neighbors.

We love the comfort of our Airstream home on wheels that lets go places and explore as long as we want on a variable schedule. We can socialize if we wish, cook on the grill or inside stove when it rains. It's warm when the temperatures drop outside. No shovel is needed for necessary body functions.

We have met really nice folks in the local Airstream group and when out on our own. We are learning how to select those more spacious non-sardine can camping places (KOA is a sardine can to us).

We always are looking forward to our next Airstream adventure.
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