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Old 06-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #43
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It's a question of degree. A private flush toilet when camping? That's glamping - well it is for me.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:41 AM   #44
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I grew up tent camping as a kid. We "upgraded" to a pop up. I *hated* camping for years. It wasn't until I stumbled upon an episode of Junk Gypsy on HGTV where they renovated Miranda Lambert's airstream & totally glamped it up. I was sold. I immediately began the search for my very own AS, and found out through lots of research that this glamping thing is a pretty big deal. Sign me up. I can't wait to have a little chandelier over my dinette & lacy doily bunting hanging over my twin beds. It's gonna be pretty sweet.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:14 AM   #45
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Abstemious! WOW - where else are you going to find that word while sipping your morning coffee?

Glamping? At least! I consider our FC to be a spaceship of sorts. I want every conceivable convenience at my fingertips. We also cook and have the fridge and freezer well stocked at all times.

We already did sweaty backpacking into wildernesses, with tin cups and water filter pumps, and paper thin mattresses, mosquito netting, and heating vacuum packed gruel over an alcohol stove. Paid those dues, thank you!

We like the road, the people, and really just spending time with each other - our own best friends. Weeds and bugs and rocks?--meh, not so much anymore.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:37 AM   #46
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If heat is "glamourous", and if the first step in making morning coffee is not melting ice is considered "Glamping" -- then count us in.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #47
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If heat is "glamourous", and if the first step in making morning coffee is not melting ice is considered "Glamping" -- then count us in.
Perspective is everything! When I first skimmed your post, before parsing the melting of ice as an indication you're camping in the COLD, my Texan brain said "No, AIR CONDITIONING is glamorous!"
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:51 PM   #48
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Just back from 3 nights at Wragge Beach, on the north end of Slocan Lake (near New Denver) in BC. Accessible by a long, rough dirt road, with small sites and no hook-ups. Pit toilets. But we got one of the sites right on the water, because we were the only ones there besides the CG host. $6/night in June in BC for seniors. We had fun canoeing, gathering drift wood for fires for outdoor grilling, and taking our chairs to the water of an evening to see the waterfowl (pelicans, loons.) There were some wild miniature orchids in bloom, and beautiful moss covered the entire understory in the woods.

Our twin batteries lasted 3 nights with sparing use, with power to spare.

We brought good, fresh food to eat and decent wine to drink, and lived outside as much as we could. We discussed big topics. We stopped at the hot springs on our way home, ferry-landing pub for lunch, and enjoyed one of North America's best free ferry rides (Ainsworth and Kootenay L, respectively.)

Maybe we lost some righteousness points from our old days of rocks-in-your-back camping. Maybe we were morally superior when we slept in wet tents in bear country. But camping with comfort and a wee bit of style doesn't have to mean vulgar or urban, compared to the general citified state of RVing today.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:51 PM   #49
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TX & GA...we agree that a/c is mandatory and apparently so do these people...hahaha

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #50
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Say it LOUD, I Glamp and I'm proud!
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #51
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Yes and no. When I want to spend quality time with my wife and daughter, we have to have full hookups. Complete with wine, fully stocked refrigerator, and coffee maker. When camping with the boys, bare essentials, water and instant soup is enough. With an AS you can do both.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:52 AM   #52
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We are GLAMPERS!

and fiercely proud of it!

Right now we're parked in the forest below Mendenhall Glacier... Sipping margaritas...

Life is good (and quite comfortable)
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:23 AM   #53
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A-glamping we will go! A-glamping we will go! Hi-ho the derry-o, a-glamping we will go!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #54
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and fiercely proud of it!

Right now we're parked in the forest below Mendenhall Glacier... Sipping margaritas...

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Wow! What a wonderful experience that would be.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:08 PM   #55
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Does an Italian Espresso machine count?
What! No cappuccino in the morning....unthinkable!
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #56
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yes, espresso counts. The little things we love and can't do without. We buy cases of organic juice oranges and have fresh squeezed every morning, wherever we go. Espresso, Mendenhall Glacier, margaritas later on, I'm so there.
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