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Old 11-12-2006, 10:24 PM   #57
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Cool thread

Here's what we have in our trailer -

For Jack and I - magazines and manuals galore (we have enough time to read them at home), my Airstream journal, Peterson's Field Guide to Western Birds, "Edie - American Girl" by Jean Stein, an unread copy of the "Da Vinci Code" (I know, I'm probably the only person under the sun who hasn't yet read this book), and our iPod.

For the kiddo's - vintage paper doll books, coloring books, crayons, Candyland, Operation, puzzles, checkers, chess, and a face painting kit.

We don't have a television or a DVD player in the trailer, but occasionally we bring the laptop and a couple old movies. We also let our 6 year old bring his gameboy and play it for 20 - 30 minutes at a time when we are en route. He always forgets about it as soon as we set up many other things to do and people to play with!

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Old 11-13-2006, 08:17 AM   #58
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Travel books

Our favorite travel guides are The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America series. Many small, local historical society sites and museums are listed in these books but are overlooked in commercial guides.
There are a dozen books in the Smithsonian series, each covers a particular section of the country. Although a number of the books are out of print, used, inexpensive copies are often available on Amazon.

Appreciate all of your suggestions, too.

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Old 11-13-2006, 09:23 AM   #59
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You can try to take it with you.

I don't try to bring my homelife with me. For me, camping is about socializing and doing different things. I don't need a computer or TV when I am camping.
BUT.......I ALWAYS bring a mandolin!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:05 PM   #60
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Love to Read

We spend a lot of time reading. Our favorites are mystery/cop stories. We usually hit the library for 8-10 books for a one week trip. Deb will read them all and I'll get through about two or three. Favorite authors include: Dick Francis, Robert B. Parker, Sue Grafton, Faye Kellerman, J. Kellerman, Clive Cussler, James Lee Burke, Walter Mosely, Lawrence Sanders, Tony Hillerman, Patricia Cornwell....I could go on.
DVDs in the MOHO include all the Austin Powers movies, Blazing Saddles, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Natural (yes I love baseball), and a couple seasons of the Andy Griffith Show. We recently added a Direct TV dish, but really don't watch much. During the last rally I only turned it on once, and that was just to see if I could make it work. It will be mostly for the occasional big game or golf tournament. We also carry our golf clubs, a football, two gloves and couple of balls and the requisite deck of cards. Oh yeah, lots of doggie toys too.
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:22 PM   #61
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The unofficial game of choice for the WBCCI seems to be the board/cards game called "JOKER".Is played in couples, two or three (4 or 6 people). It's usually played men against the women and can really bring out the "killer" instinct in the women. Rules and boards are available on EBAY. Just do a search.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:06 PM   #62
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Books - Hemmingway.

Games appropriate for our two sons, ages 6 & 9.

Magazines - Airstream Life & other travel related.
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:51 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by wheel interested
I thought it would be interesting to find out what some of you like to play for games...
I'm an electronic gamer so I always make sure my batteries are charged and I have back-up batteries, when needed! I have a small carry pack that I bring camping so if I want to play, I have everything I need. It is not a solitary endeavor either because I have the means to hookup with other games either using wires or thru wireless technology.

I also bring a copy of my latest magazines, the current book I'm reading and I always have a game of twister tucked away in a drawer.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:13 PM   #64
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This thread gets the Less Mundane award.

Great to stop and reflect on what one has been doing with their free time.
Dr. P spends her time grading math papers, crosswords (fanatical) and reading.
She has an interesting goal in literature selection, Pulitzer prize winners in fiction. I pick them up as she finishes. Almost always great reads. Since the awards cover Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Biography & History, there are a lot of choices.
You can review the list of fiction winners at

I have just finished Jan Karon’s Mitford Series. For the over 50 crowd her writing is a wholesome journey for the soul.
In the same vain you will laugh out loud at Philip Gulley’s humor in his Harmony series.

Like mystery novels? Try Dick Francis many novels that center around the horse racing industry.
Just finished a short read that is perfect for a weekend, check the library for The View from Saturday by Konigsburg.

If anyone ever gives me Alton Brown’s DVD series, my reading time will suffer.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:56 PM   #65
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:57 PM   #66
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Well, with a name like "Roscinante" for my AS, I have comitted to re-reading Don Quixote this fall. And, I will probably go back and read some of Ayn Rand's stuff (Fountainhead, We the Living, Anthem, and see if I can figure out, "Who the hell is John Galt?"


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Old 11-14-2006, 11:52 PM   #67
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I lkie to play my collection of rock an roll, rythym and blues, country, and pop cd's. and my ukelele..I like also to read about the places to visit on our way to our destinations w/our Safari.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:20 AM   #68
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Fantastic thread! We'll be stealing many book lists and game ideas. I'd add the "Roadside Geology" series, as well as a few nature guides, definitely the Sibleys, and lots of favorite CDs including the latest Madeline Peyroux and Bob Dylan. And if I could only get the driver to play Scrabble! I'll gaze at it longingly while doing my crossword puzzles~And hope that one of you will happen by. And there's always the binocular fun while he's hunkering over the camera and tripod...
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:40 AM   #69
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Great thread!! I always wondered.

Books this month...
"The Great River" by Paul Horgan. Several National Geographic Historic Maps to help with the read.
"Old Soggy No. One." by Slats Rodgers.....Great for those liking old planes, old trains, Deep Elum and bootlegging in Texas.
Always on board.........
Anything by J. Frank Dobie...currently "Cattle Drives."
"Aircraft Maintenance" by Brimm & Boggess.
And, always on hand...."The Bluejacket Manual."
Always have on board my guitar. Martin my Dad got in 1941 and gave to me as a birthday present.
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:16 PM   #70
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So with Brad retiring tomorrow what did we do today? Went to apply for our passports and then stopped at a local RV store and picked up a new game. The Trivial Pursuit game for RVers for 2-4 players or teams Ages-retired and those who daydream about it Be the first RVer to reach the rally and get the best site. I love the graphics and the questions on the cards are great.

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