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Have you ever camped out in a tent? If so, what's the most fun you remember having while tent-camping?

Posted - November 12

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  • 16762
    Many many times.  My husband and I loved tent camping PK (pre kids).  Everything gets more complicated once the kids arrive.  We did camp some after the first one came but it died off in favor of just spending our  time at the lake enjoying the fun of a boat.  

    Camping in the Smokies and Blue Ridge is the most fun and you become part of one of the most beautiful places on Earth.   I recall being trapped on top of a picnic table under which several skunks were hanging out.  I thought they would never leave.  We had encounters with the black bears of that area too.  My memories of those days are great ones. 
      November 12, 2022 2:17 PM MST
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  • 9322
    I loved camping with my parents as a child! I spent a lot of time at a lake cabin with a friend and her family and those times are definitely among my favorite childhood memories, too. 

    I hope to camp in the Smokies one day, though I'm sure I'd prefer a camper or RV at this point, especially where bears are attracted to campers!  It's just the most magical place, and yes, most beautiful. I need to get back there soon. 
      November 12, 2022 5:02 PM MST
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  • 15511
    I was a Boy Scout, and enjoy fishing, and hiking with my better half. We try to get in some camping when we can. A double sleeping bag is something you can't do otherwise without it seeming weird.
      November 12, 2022 11:29 PM MST
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  • 9322
    Nice that you still go camping! Good point about the double sleeping bag, but who cares if it's weird otherwise? Weird is the only way to be!  
      November 15, 2022 7:27 PM MST
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  • 21433


    For about five years, I was about eight years old through 13 years old, our family, yearly in the summers, camped for a week at East Harbor State Park, Ohio, campground, across the way from Cedar Point Amusement Park.

    I smile at the memories.




      November 14, 2022 8:04 PM MST
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  • 9322
    That looks like a beautiful place to camp! 

    Do you still enjoy amusement parks, Welby?
      November 15, 2022 7:29 PM MST
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  • 21433
    Yes, this is the view we had -- across the water is the area of Cedar Point. You're right, the whole area is beautiful to me.

    I very much still love amusement parks. I would do well for myself to go to one soon again; it's been a long time since I've treated myself. (Though they're all closed around my area now until spring.)

    Though Cedar Point will most likely always be my favorite amusement park, I also very much enjoy Holiday World in Santa Claus Indiana, USA. And that park has my very favorite coaster - - The Voyage.
    Come ride with me in the front seat everyone!


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at November 19, 2022 9:30 AM MST
      November 16, 2022 8:24 PM MST
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  • 9322
    I used to love coasters so much.  I've never been to either of those parks, but that sure looks like fun! 

    You should treat yourself again in the spring! 
      November 19, 2022 7:22 AM MST
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  • 42856
    Super long and awesome. And wooden. I would love to ride it.
      November 19, 2022 9:19 AM MST
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  • 9391
    I have been to Cedar Point Amusement Park many time. I loved riding the Blue Streak coaster. Cheers!
      November 16, 2022 4:02 PM MST
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  • 21433
    I love The Blue Streak, too. It was the first roller coaster I ever rode.   :)
      November 16, 2022 8:19 PM MST
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  • 42856
    I wonder if it is still there. I loved it.
      November 17, 2022 7:16 AM MST
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  • 21433
    It is, yes.  :)
      November 17, 2022 7:40 PM MST
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  • 42856
    Too popular to tear down.
      November 18, 2022 7:47 AM MST
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  • 21433
    Yup.  :)
      November 18, 2022 5:24 PM MST
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  • 50820
    Too big to fail?
    ~
      November 19, 2022 6:40 AM MST
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  • 42856
    No, it's a small wooden one, but quite fun. No waiting lines. I remember when it was the only roller coaster.
      November 19, 2022 8:46 AM MST
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  • 50820
    (I was just joking. Too big to fail as in the financial institutions that got government bailout money based on that principle.)
    ~
      November 19, 2022 10:07 AM MST
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  • 42856
    That's a long way from VI, eh.
      November 17, 2022 7:19 AM MST
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  • 825
    I haven't, unfortunately, but I did spend a cold night under the stars on a Croatian beach, because someone thought it wouldn't be necessary to make reservations...
      November 16, 2022 5:19 AM MST
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  • 21433
    :)
      November 16, 2022 8:20 PM MST
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  • 9322
    I've seen Croation beaches on TV... beautiful!!  How cold was it and did you at least have a blanket and firewood? 

    I can't imagine not having reservations since the internet has existed. Such spontaneity sounds exciting, but also anxiety-producing!  


      November 19, 2022 6:27 AM MST
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  • 50820

     

      Some people think there will be vacancies and just go waltzing into an inn, a hotel or motel, a B&B, a hostel, etc. without any reservations.
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    This post was edited by Randy D at November 20, 2022 12:07 PM MST
      November 19, 2022 6:32 AM MST
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  • 9322
    Being prepared was a girl scout lesson that I REALLY took to heart! :) 

    On a recent vacation, my return trip plans had to be changed rather last minute due to unexpected snowfall. I was very happy I'd chosen a booking option with a 24-hour before arrival cancellation policy, so I didn't accrue a penalty of any kind when cancelling. I definitely wished I'd done more research before booking at the new stopover city, though. It was as close to one of those dingy no-tell places you post images of as I'll ever stay. I shudder recalling it now. I can't believe I actually stayed there overnight. Yuck!  
      November 19, 2022 7:53 AM MST
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  • 50820

     

      It would have been a lot more comfortable with some company! You should have called me!



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      November 19, 2022 8:01 AM MST
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