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Old 03-04-2004, 12:00 PM   #155
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We've only ever stayed in one 'parking lot' campground. It was like staying in the city - all concrete and skyscrapers.
Steph... excellent observation!

I have been asked repeatedly why I think I'm camping in the Behemoth... when camping is being outdoors and doing all of the outdoorsy stuff.

My standard response is that I stopped 'camping' years ago. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. When it's cold, I want to be warm. When it's hot, I want to be cool. When it's wet, I want to be dry. I LIKE my shower in the the morning. I LIKE having my microwave when I want it! I LIKE having satellite TV if I want to watch it!

I tell them that I'm now merely 'Travelling through in Comfort and Style!!!!

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Old 03-04-2004, 12:50 PM   #156
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I'm SO with you on that one, Rog! There were several trips last year where we were surrounded by people in tents, and we were lounging on the couch, in our HEATED airstream, cooking dinner on the stove and eating at a table on real plates - civilized camping
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:14 PM   #157
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Who says camping is only in tents? That's crap. Here is the dictionary definition: "to live temporarily in a camp or outdoors ". That's what I do, yup. Don't kid yourself, the dissing tenters are just jealous.
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:14 PM   #158
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Bingo!

The last time we tent camped was at Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah.

While we're out hiking a badger sliced open our tent and made a mess of things ... we ended up sleeping in the truck.

During the clean up process ... in the wind driven sandstorm ... a couple pulled up in a motorhome ... got out in their matching jackets and said hello. We were miserable. Petunia said .. "That's it ... no more tent camping ... next time we're travelling in an RV."
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:24 PM   #159
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OBTW, I, too was one of those jealous tenters. I will never forget the feeling of watching a nice man who I just had a conversation with, climb into his warm, cozy RV with candles and I was left sitting in the cold drizzle. That was it for tents.
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:43 PM   #160
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"Camping" is when you can carry your shelter and gear in on your back, your motorcycle or ATV, or your small boat or canoe.

"RVing" is dragging a house around. When there's a motorcycle in the truck bed, it's called "WHOREing" (we haul our ride everywhere).

I still do it all these days.
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:50 PM   #161
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I don't like the term "RVing". Camping is what I do.
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:25 PM   #162
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never cared for "RVing" either...moe termed it best, "dragging around a house".....but i was thinking in somewhat "Dylanesque"
manner, it may be "my home but its not my house"
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:52 PM   #163
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what's in a name

When we finally get our Airstream, we won't be "camping" we won't be "RVing" - we'll be "Streaming". That will be the standard reply to those who ask what we're doing out there!
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:52 PM   #164
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Tent camping? Not anymore.

The last time I camped in a tent was at a bluegrass festival. In the middle of the night a drunken banjo player staggered past my small, out-of-the-way, backpacking tent - tripped and fell over/on the tent and passed out. I woke up with a 250 lb bourboned-up, overall wearing, tent fly on top of me. Not fun!
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:15 PM   #165
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My brother and I use to call it "car camping" , if you slept anywhere near your car. Real men camped at least 5 miles from their vehicle. Then we got tired of carrying 50 lbs
all day long.( and watching frail elderly women jog past us)
But here lies the beauty. I started sleeping out about
75 nights a year at the festivals, and with the girls tagging along, I just had to get an Airstream. ( for their comfort and safety )
I THINK ( but am not sure ) that bears and mountain lions hate
alluminum. ( maybe a salesman told me )
I still sleep in the van, and I can still sleep outside in a tent if I want to.
It's cool that there are all kinds of campers, and I want to be
a few different types.

( sometimes when I am in the shower of my 20' ( 52 ? )
I think back to hiking days when we would use sand and
dirt to wash our feet.)
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you silver tongued devil you........
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:37 PM   #167
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Hey Road king Moe!

Sounds like a Harley on any given day, camping or not! (Snicker snicker)
I'm gonna hafta remember that acronym.... W.H.O.R.E., Harleys and wh++++ just sorta go together..... Oh my!

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Re: Tent camping? Not anymore.

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I woke up with a 250 lb bourboned-up, overall wearing, tent fly on top of me.
So that's how you and your husband met. I just love romantic stories.
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