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Old 08-27-2006, 08:21 PM   #29
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We do take Airstream Life, VAC Mag, Vanderlust 75th..., Airstream Living,
I do also read Airstreamforums.
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:41 PM   #30
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Unfortunately, I have yet to use my Airstream for "Camping". We went to Homecoming '05, and then we Lived in it for 4 months in downtown New Orleans. I found myself being a geek on the computer, playing X-Box, playing guitar, well....wait...I did read a few books from the Laundry room at the campground. One in particular was "The Thieves of Heaven" by Richard Doetsch. It's about a professional thief who is coerced into stealing an ancient set of keys from the Vatican! He has no idea what the keys actually open! A great thriller...but don't take my word for it....check it out!
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:15 PM   #31
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We take along Cranium to play - always gets everyone laughing and in the party spirit. The boys (4 and 7) play Candyland or I Spy Bingo, or cards (War is a favourite).

There's usually no time for serious reading on a camping trip due to the boys' activity levels, but I do like to relax now and then. I have a subscription to New Scientist magazine - comes out once a week, so I gather them up to catch up on the latest feats in Nerd-ville!

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Old 08-27-2006, 09:23 PM   #32
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A few excellent books that seem to fit the Airstream experience: "The Stations of Solitude" by Alice Koller; anything by John Gierach, but especially "Standing in a River Waving a Stick" and "Trout Bum"; Dean Koontz supernatural thrillers. For serious reading: "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" by Anne Rice; anything by Carlo Carretto, but especially "The Desert in the City" and "Letters from the Desert"; David Attenborough's wonderful nature books such as "The Trials of Life" and "The Private Life of Plants".

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A few excellent books that seem to fit the Airstream experience: "The Stations of Solitude" by Alice Koller; anything by John Gierach, but especially "Standing in a River Waving a Stick" and "Trout Bum"; Dean Koontz supernatural thrillers. For serious reading: "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" by Anne Rice; anything by Carlo Carretto, but especially "The Desert in the City" and "Letters from the Desert"; David Attenborough's wonderful nature books such as "The Trials of Life" and "The Private Life of Plants".

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Nice trailer you've got there Texas...You're right next door too. We'll have to hit a rally sometime!
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Old 08-28-2006, 01:03 AM   #34
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Read and play....

Hummmmm,

Lots of interesting posts here! We usually take whatever we are currently reading whether it be books, magazines, etc. Sometimes I throw in a paperback or two I have picked up somewhere and might start it... also have a deck of cards. Storage is a issue in our Airstream... but we usually are visiting, out doing something, or just relaxing. We have lots of board games at home, but haven't taken them along yet. Will be good to think about when the weather gets chilly for the cool nights.

Let's go camping!

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:50 AM   #35
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Favorite series are books by Carl Hiaason, who writes for Miami Herald Newspaper and has written about 10 hilarious wacky adventure mysteries about Florida.. Stormy Weather and Double Whammy are classics...
YES! Nothing better than kicking back in a lawn chair with a cool drink and a Carl Hiaasen book. Definitely my favorite to take camping.

As for games - we travel with Uno and Yahtzee, among others.
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Aside from the cards and current book, we like to have a few vintage movies that I remember from the 60's, that go with our trailer.
"Endless summer"
"The Party"
and my latest score.... "Flipper"....that Sandy was hot!

Always looking for more???

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Old 09-19-2006, 11:33 PM   #37
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I love this question!

Funny, who knew there were so many Carl Hiaassen fans on the forums! Count me in, but he doesn't make my travel list (see below). And wheel interested, that "bath & BandAids" theory is so perfect. If only more adults applied that to themselves rather than sitting in lawnchairs & watching the kids live in their bodies as God intended!!!

I have some really convoluted theories & policies about traveling, and one of these policies mandates that even entertainment choices differ from day-to-day proclivities. After 30 years of traveling the world, I've developed a quirky master packing list with subcategories for international, skiing & Amtrak. (Except for the ski trips, which tend to be ONLY ski trips, I pack the same for a weekend jaunt as I would for 2 months in Europe, believe it or not, and it all fits in 2 small carry-ons. This is because travel should be all about elegance & lightness but struggling with luggage definitely is neither.)

This is under 'Entertainment'
*For games, just a chess set, cribbage & Scrabble. All involve more skill than luck, they're the only games that interest me & they cover people who are good at words, cards & problem-solving. I have a tiny cribbage set & magnetic chess & Scrabble. Plus the card deck allows a poker game if you run into some good players. Lately, Sudoku books have crept into the mix somehow.
*For books, I limit myself to difficult classics that I haven't yet read, such as "The Iliad." This is because, given the choice at home between "The Iliad" and some gardening book with lots of gorgeous pictures, ummmmmm ... well, I've never read "The Iliad." So it's in the suitcase right now. The other reason for this strict reading rule is that I have to be very careful about picking up fiction because I'm not capable of putting down a good book until the very last page & it's a shame to stay up till dawn & waste perfectly good daylight hours on vacation. So no fiction on trips.
*Electronics are limited to iPod & language tapes. Period. Once again, the intent is to force myself to study stuff that I truly do enjoy but that too often gets shunted aside at home.
*For the artist in all of us! Similar to maxandgeorgia's journaling, I have a little box with markers, paint, stamps & fancy sewing supplies, plus a small, sturdy notebook divided into watercolor-quality paper & lined pages. Each trip, I tuck in a 7" canvas square & Ziploc bag for each day. Each square is painted & otherwise messed with as the day inspires, then it is thrown into a Ziploc with additional notes & mementos. At home I finish each one up into a unique little artifact & they eventually make their way into my artwork.

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*If fortunate enough to be going by Airstream, I have the luxury of adding a couple of project books (currently cabinetry so I can look around the trailer & plan its overhaul) & a maximum of two architectural or garden coffee table books (so that I eventually have to unpack "The Iliad").
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To paraphrase one of my favorite sites, gofugyourself.com, I worry that the previous post makes me look like an old codger. Do you think I look a little old-codgery? I think I look like an old codger. A little bit. A little old-codgery.
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We carry and read mainly Airstream books and magazines. We also bring along Trailer Life.
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Hi there;
As most of you, i read " airstream life " magazine and it's a great pleasure to smoke a cigar in reading; so i love reading books about Airstream (silver palace by example), with great pictures,or about harley davidson story,or about waves on the basque coast ( they are in the biggest in the world ) ,or about surf and boards ( i've began this year with a 9'2 wooden venier ), see there:

http://american-dream-in-france.blog...airstream.html

I love watching TV in the evening when it's began to be a bit fresh or when it's rainning...

So most of time, we do sport and ride the harley(s);

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Goodness that reminds me of my grandchildren, we have put a bit of a ban here on the video games. I don't care to use it heavily as a babysitter. Much rather have them exercising their ingenuity and muscles. You know they're having a great time if they need a bath and bandaids.
I wish more people took this outlook. I'm not against TV in general, but you ARE CAMPING. Get out, enjoy creation, play games, hike, paddle, swim, or.....

At night or if poor weather, books, games, etc.
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Dominos is a good game to have along. I also like the Janet Evonovich number series. They are goodm light hearted, fun mysteries. And, of course, telling stories around the campfire at night is an all time favorite!
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