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Old 10-02-2014, 02:39 PM   #57
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Our family is back in the RV business! We picked up our 2014 27FB International Onyx at the end of July. We previously owned a truck camper and a motor home and really enjoyed family camping as I did growing up. But, as our oldest son became more involved in athletics we ended up only having about half of July open between baseball and football. Consequently we sold the motor home. Our youngest has not been as involved in athletics so we have returned to family camping.

We have three children: son 19, daughter 16 and son 11. We have only had three long weekend trips and tailgating in our Airstream, but we have really enjoyed it so far. When all three of the kids were with us it was a bit tight. However, the oldest only joined us once.

Like others have mentioned on this thread, we are limited to long weekend trips and probably one week-long trip per summer. However, if you draw a 250 mile circle around Salt Lake City there are many good long weekend options including Zions, Arches and Yellowstone.

Please let us know if any of you have plans in the area and perhaps we will have the opportunity to meet you!

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Old 10-02-2014, 02:46 PM   #58
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"However, if you draw a 250 mile circle around Salt Lake City there are many good long weekend options including Zions, Arches and Yellowstone"

Oh you just shut up!!!!

We will hit your area in hopefully 5 years....see you then!

PS - on the subject of "kids growing up" and such....I guess as they get bigger and have other competing interests (extra-curricular or athletic, etc) this could be something that conflicts with camping....kinda part of the process I guess..sort of a downer...but reasonable at the same time...
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:51 PM   #59
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We have a 16 year-old daughter and a 12 year-old son. We'd be interested in camping with other families. We live in Indiana.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:32 PM   #60
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Mrs RedShed! Welcome... I went to Indiana University in Bloomington and now live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Southern Indiana is a BEAUTIFUL area, and I miss it. In fact, I spent an entire week in Columbus one afternoon.


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Old 10-02-2014, 07:39 PM   #61
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PS - on the subject of "kids growing up" and such....I guess as they get bigger and have other competing interests (extra-curricular or athletic, etc) this could be something that conflicts with camping....kinda part of the process I guess..sort of a downer...but reasonable at the same time...

PharmGeek, I think the activities that your kids take on as they get older have really helped us enjoy our Airstream even more. Our Airstream has been the "warming hut" for our daughter's soccer team during the tournaments. We've also made a home base out of nearby Hidden Ridge RV Resort during the summer, and our four girls (ages 10-15) invite their friends out to spend the day at the campground and enjoy the campfire at night. We learn a lot about what happens at school!
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We also plan to use it when taking them to college campuses during their junior and senior years in high school. I'm sure we'll use it to visit them and even tail-gate at their college sporting events.

It has become an escape for me when my wife allows 34 pre-teen girls to spend the night at our home...

You can have fun with these years!






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Old 10-02-2014, 08:10 PM   #62
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:18 PM   #63
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We have the next two weekends planned at trick or treat events in Ohio. This weekend isn't shaping up weather size, but the aluminum will keep us dry and warm. Next weekend isn't looking to bad though for a fall Ohio weekend.

The kids are already taking about the trips :-)
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I'm all hitched up - I'll drive my AS to work tomorrow - then as soon As the bell rings 4:30 - a perfect weekend of boondocking on the lake - temps in the low 70's - I'll have lunch in the AS in the parking lot lol


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Old 10-04-2014, 03:09 PM   #65
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Awesome! The kids and I really enjoy insect collecting! It's easy, educational, and enjoyable!
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"[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]However, if you draw a 250 mile circle around Salt Lake City there are many good long weekend options including Zions, Arches and Yellowstone"

Oh you just shut up!!!!
That area between Salt Lake and Moab and even on the CO side, there are a number of places that would put you within some of the best weekend trips if you are living for the weekends.

When I do settle down I want to have the most available places within an 8 hr drive. That's a pretty big circle.

Moab to Glacier I think is 14hrs if I recall and I think that's fine for 4 day weekends.

But I'd rather just live in my airstream full time.
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Doing some Halloween and trick or treat camping today. Teebs is next door. Will try to get some pictures of all the kids later today.
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Other than a little windy on Friday night, turned out to be a great weekend of camping with smoking 3 meats at the campsite, trick or treat, pool time, and what was apparently an acorn-throwing contest at our sites.
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