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Old 08-19-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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Anyone for some 'glamping'?

My husband and I got such a laugh out of this article about rich folks 'roughing it' in the latest craze - glamour camping - or 'glamping'. Enjoy

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Old 08-19-2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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Reminds me of a time at the Hollywood bowl when the guy in the next box (linens, crystal, etc., etc.) asked if he borrow our corkscrew as he saw we were drinking wine too. So, I offered him my pliers.
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:14 PM   #4
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Ditto, Fyrzowt...

That's too much! And here I feel like I'm not really camping out when we're lucky enough to enjoy an AS...(I always feel like it's more like watching other people camp)... but "glamping"...that's way out there. I'd rather save up my money and buy a new generator!

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Old 08-20-2007, 03:08 AM   #5
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And we can return to the "Plastic or glass wine glass" discussion.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:13 AM   #6
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Good article... this is sorta one of the things we do in England but with vintage trailers and caravans cept I wish we had the 'wilderness' we could expand no end.... lol

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Old 08-20-2007, 04:23 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Fyrzowt
Beejeesus! Some people really do live in cloud-cuckoo land!

I must admit something of a surprise that any goooooooogling with the combination of luxury+camping didn't just bring back the results:








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Old 08-20-2007, 05:04 AM   #8
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At least the boys had the sense to ask to go camping -- there's still hope for them!

I got a kick out of the mother's interview where she turned her nose up at real camping like it was some kind of infectious disease.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:46 AM   #9
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This is hilarious. We have a couple we hang out with who are like this in many ways - they love the luxury of these resorts, yet they live in a phenomenal log home that's huge and that they built themselves. I think for them these vacations are a reward for working very hard and very smart and making very good money, while at the same time their normal lives are quite relaxed. They could live fancy all the time if they chose to. I sent them the article - it will be interesting to see their response.

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Old 08-20-2007, 08:32 AM   #10
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Maybe I could pitch a few tents in my back yard during the 2010 winter olympics and sell people the idea of winter glamping.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:42 AM   #11
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That is soo funny! and a little scary. They are one of my five neighbors! They can send a butler over to me anytime!
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:49 AM   #12
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Too funny!

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Kind of pathetic, really. I feel sorry for the kid. His parents are making him useless.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:18 AM   #14
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I can't even imagine thinking like this.

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