Camping season starts early

mweba

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Another unseasonable day in Iowa motivated me to start prepping the camper. For years I was a hard core tent guy but along came three girls, a forth on the way, that changed everything. Suddenly I needed indoor plumbing and cooking provisions:screwy:. So these days we "rough it" in a 30ft Dutchman with three rooms, central air and heat. Fortunately, I still get to pick the locations:thumbsup: I have a favorite spot, an old camp ground near forgotten approx forty miles from home. The only "modern comfort" there is a small play ground. Miles of beautiful trails surrounded by reconstituted native prairie take up most of my time.

So what is every ones fave way to camp/relax?

Couple pics from my favorite site.


Prairie View by mweba1, on Flickr

My oldest


Wild flower by mweba1, on Flickr


Prairie flowers/grass by mweba1, on Flickr


Caterpillar returned home by mweba1, on Flickr
 
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TK

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I prefer the tent as a camper is a lot of maintenance and work. Campers sure are nice though. The family has a 12' popup which is nice to have even though it's a terrible camper. Wish we got a different brand.

My tent is a cabelas 10'x20' three room tent. I love it. And my favorite place to go is a little hole in the wall that hardly anyone knows how to drive to. It's mainly a canoe stop down the saco river. $7 per night. Works for me. I'll find some pictures around here somewhere. I also like the white lake state park in new Hampshire. Nice place out there. And we go to a friends camp in downeast Maine which is an awesome spot as well.
 

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Got plans made already for some Memorial day camping, then some more camping towards the end of June. Then a crazy long ass week and a half of mayhem. Starting the last weekend in June is a 3-day canoe trip down the Saco River, leaving on a Friday and finishing on a Sunday. Then Monday morning about 4am the wife and I take off to a friends camp downeast in the blueberry capitol of the world. Wyman's blueberry fields back yard practically. There's a Louden race at NHIS and a Red Sox game snuck in this year too, and I'm hoping to add another camping trip at some point mid summer and a road-trip to Niagara Falls for a sort of honeymoon trip. And if I do that, I'm gonna have to annoy a bunch of you NYCSM guys along the way :evilgrin: Busy summer!!!!!! :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
 
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Denis Gionet

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We went out to the lake this morning, had lunch at the lake, set up the add-a-room and put the stuff in it. Split my cord of wood before leaving and dropped it at the out-law's campsite. We had supper out there too and started to attack the pile of rounds I've been dropping off this spring. Tomorrow will be a continuation of today, calling for nice sun and minimal winds --- which will be a nice change from the big North winds we've been having lately.

It's gonna be a beauty !!!
 

Denis Gionet

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Ok, now I'm pooped ....

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That's the result of an afternoon with a Fiskars X-25, the little brother of the 27 ('cause I'm little). 5-ft high pile, 16' long (average top/bottom). Holey cow, what an awesome tool that is, compared to the 6-lb anchor-on-a-handle I tried last week. And only 5 bucks more than the cheapy maul, the Fiskars is on special this week at Crappy Tire. You sure see quality in a different light after trying junk.
 
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mweba

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Camped three different locals this weekend.... La Quinta, La Country Inn and La Best Western. Fancy livin :cucumber::cucumber:
 
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TK

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Got home from another weekend/week of camping. Spent last weekend canoeing down the Saco River with some buddies and tented along the way. Then Monday I headed up north to another buddy's camp and spent the week up there. Stayed in a tent outside though. There were two couples, two dogs, and two small children in the camp so I chose to sleep in muh tent to avoid that hassle at night. Had a lot of fun, went to Acadia National Park on Thursday. It was a great week to say the least.
 

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Got home from another weekend/week of camping. Spent last weekend canoeing down the Saco River with some buddies and tented along the way. Then Monday I headed up north to another buddy's camp and spent the week up there. Stayed in a tent outside though. There were two couples, two dogs, and two small children in the camp so I chose to sleep in muh tent to avoid that hassle at night. Had a lot of fun, went to Acadia National Park on Thursday. It was a great week to say the least.
That sounds like a good time...
 

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It was. You should do it sometime. Both the Saco river and Acadia ;)
I am not a fan of the east or west coast, but Maine is on my must see states list... And when I decide to make the trip, I'll be calling for suggestions!!!
 

TK

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I am not a fan of the east or west coast, but Maine is on my must see states list... And when I decide to make the trip, I'll be calling for suggestions!!!
I won't be the best tour guide. We are a tourist state though for sure. I feel like an outsider around here.

No lie - I heard this last week. We had two vehicles and we had pulled over for a minute in Acadia. There was a boy with his dad on the side of the road as we pulled away and the little boy said, "Look dad, a Maine license plate!!!"

But I can surely get you to a few awesome places.
 

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I like camping, Its too hot around here to enjoy it much right now though. It don't cool off much even after dark! Ill pull back to my spot in a couple more months though. :yup:

 
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