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View Poll Results: How do use your Airstream
Travel to see the sights 13 59.09%
Go to a campground and hang out 9 40.91%
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Old 07-07-2003, 08:50 PM   #1
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camping or sight seeing....POLL!

Was talking to a fellow rv'er today. He said that I was very much in the minority for using my trailer to travel around and visit the sights and attractions as opposed to going to a campground and just hanging around.

We use our AS to travel to a location we want to see and are off on day trips to see the sights.

We never just sit at a remote campground and hang out.

So, sounds like a poll to me.

What do you do most? Or which do you prefer ?
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:50 PM   #2
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I would have to qualify my answer as conditional. If Patty and I are traveling alone the site seeing is a big component in our camping. Now when we travel with others we may not venture from the campgrounds since our purpose in most cases is the fellowship with our friends.

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Old 07-07-2003, 10:23 PM   #3
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camping or sight seeing....

For most of my travels, the primary objective is sight-seeing. I generally try to take every fourth or fifth day as a relaxation day in the coach without any planned side trips - - a luxury that I can usually afford since my Summers are free from mid-June through mid-August.

When participating in a caravan or rally, I go with the flow. Each one is a bit different, but with most you can be as busy or relaxed as you want to be.

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Old 07-07-2003, 10:33 PM   #4
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Good Poll...

This describes the mani difference I see in WBCCI & the VAC...we enjoy both, however prefer just hanging out with or without our VAC friends!

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Old 07-08-2003, 05:02 AM   #5
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We do both. There are times when we go with the 4 kids, their spouses, and 5 grandkids. There is no time for sightseeing. When it just the wife and I, we do enjoy the day trips.
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Old 07-08-2003, 06:27 AM   #6
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We like to do both. This past holiday weekend we drove around the area, visiting a unique candy store, an open air farm market, where we got some delicious sweet corn and red potatoes. For lunch we stopped at Teresa's Deli, an got some killer turkey subs. I like going to areas that have nice bike trails. Just about any area you camp has something unique worth visiting.
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:12 AM   #7
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As we most often stay in National Forest or Park areas, we spend most of our time hiking, exploring, four-wheeling. When in an area with "civilization" we see the "sites", horse back ride, ATV, hike, visit a spa, etc. Only occasionally will we simply "hangout" at the campground, and then maybe for a relaxed, book reading morning or afternoon only.
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:42 AM   #8
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Smile We do both!

We use ANY excuse to get away and take the trailer... weddings, family get-togethers with an overnighter, going to the west side of the state for a couple of days to work on some property we own, just plain camping, and going sight-seeing! We've used our Airstream when going to continuing-education seminars rather than doing the motel thing.

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Old 07-08-2003, 03:57 PM   #9
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Our camper is 'home base' while we go exploring the area. It's the place to come back to for dinner and to relax and read or play games. It's basically our hotel on wheels, but the locations are always better, and there's no nosy maids going through our stuff while we're gone. In fact, one of the main reasons we got it was our frustration with finding dog-friendly hotels, rotten hotel rooms we've had lately, and wanting to travel to places in the state where the hotel pickin's were slim.

I have to say, so far we haven't done much hanging around the campground. But we have done lots of sight seeing, hiking, shopping, etc...

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