Headed to the River Today

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by SWO1, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    For a week of Relaxation. the wife and myself will lounge around, maybe do a little fishing. although we have plenty of crappie in the freezer to take for a couple of frys. Gonna be ok weather wise till later this afternoon when a storm front comes in. Mon-Wends Sunday and dry. Thurs overcast and more rain Friday.
     
  2. FOUR4D4

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    Sunday is the day of rest.sounds like a good way to enjoy some r and r Have Fun :)
     

  3. havasu

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    Nice...enjoy!
     
  4. oldbrass

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    You two behave and stay out of trouble...enjoy your trip
     
  5. straightshooter

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    We expect a report later.
     
  6. greyhawk50

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    Relax and enjoy your time together. Nothing wrong with sharing time with the lady in your life.
     
  7. SWO1

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    The "Griswalds" are back from the river. Rained a little Sunday afternoon. Rest of the week was GREAT. Started raining on the way home today. It was a little cool, High 50s-mid 60s (when the sun was out) Burned a Whole lotta wood, good campfire weather. Started out with 4 campers in the whole area. One left tuesday and just 3 of us. As we were leaving they were starting to come in for the weekend. A little ground hog had his burrow in the spot next to us on the river bank. On the 3 mile walking trail through the woods, deer, turkey and MILLIONS of bushy tails. No TV, no phone, no radio ..... nice and relaxing.

    edited to add the pic of the groundhog I forgot at first. He would come out and eat and when a car came by he would high tail it back to his hole. He would let you walk up to about 15 feet of him with no problem, go figure. Whistle Pigs are good, only eat grass, flowers, clover, no diggin in the trash. Next to wild rabbit makes for tasty gravy and fried for breakfast. He is sitting in front of his main entrance. His "back door" is just to the left in the pic and at the end of what looks like a pile of sticks (they are just small sapplings that have been whacked down with a week eater) They always have an escape route, sometime more than one.
     

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  8. greyhawk50

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    Glad to hear that you had a good time. Gotta love the peace and quiet. In my world, camping ranks right up there with being in the woods hunting.
     
  9. hombre243

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    You got me thinkin should roll out the tent and Coleman Stove and go rough it for a few days. I think I know where I can camp and hunt.
     
  10. Truckman

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    I have to laugh at what most people consider "camping."
    Hey, lets move out of the suburbs, to a trailer park for the weekend!
    Not for me. Way too many people, and too much noise!
     
  11. straightshooter

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    My wife liked primitive camping, no electric, no radio or even a camping stove. She cooked over an open fire. I never could understand people going camping with a boom box. I so wanted to lecture them on what camping out really means but they couldn't hear me over their noise.
    We always went to the back side of the lake where there were few people. The deer and wildlife would come real close. If we wanted breakfast then we had better put up the food before going to sleep. Ha Ha I guess the critters figured we were on their turf so we needed to share with them.
     
  12. greyhawk50

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    I've done the basic camping thing but it was years ago.
    Now I'm more of a whimp about it. I would still enjoy a tent camping trip but I'd have to go without my wife. The wife requires a few more of the finer things in life. Maybe our age has a lot to do with that. Also would have to take an air mattress. These old bones don't mate well with sleeping on the hard ground anymore.
    Here is our idea of ruffing it:
    http://www.btcamper.com/product/used-2013-forest-river-rv-v-cross-vibe-6501-159837-29
     

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  13. straightshooter

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    I hear ya Grey. When I get up in the morning I got to go and a latrine 100' away just don't work to well for me. This is why I am really not thrilled with camping anymore. LOL I live in the country so if I feel desire to go camping I can just pitch a tent in my back acreage. I have the snakes, coyotes, armadillo, deer, skunks, rabbits, ticks and dang fire ants. I do have awesome star lit skies out here.
     
  14. greyhawk50

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    I put 48 years in the work force. Started working 6 days a week at age 14. Aside from my chores on our small farm. Most of our vacation time was spent traveling to see family, either in North Carolina, Florida or Canada. Only 1 sister remains in Fla. Dad & Mom are gone. My daughter moved back home from Canada and we stop in N.C. on our was to/from the south. I had never been West of Central Indiana.
    I retired almost 7 years ago and I told everyone that we were going to see what the great nation had to offer. So; we bought a travel trailer.
    We've taken 3 long trips & 1 short trip in the past 6 years.
    The short trip was to Gatlinburg as a trial run.
    The next trip was to Idaho, back thru Yellowstone, Custer State Park, the Bad Lands and The Black Hills. That trip lasted 22 days.
    The 2nd. big trip was to Arizona, Grand Canyon and Southern Utah. That trip was for 19 days.
    Our last trip was to Word of Life Campground near Hudson Fla. We were there for 2 months during Jan./Feb. of last year (2014).
    Here in a couple weeks, we're headed for the OBX of N.C. and then on down to the Hilton Head area of S.C. That should take the better part of 2 weeks.
    All this should be some indication as to why I'm not buying many new guns. Besides, I've got about everything that I need in that department.
    With my failing eye sight, only the Good Lord know how many more years I'll be able to travel like this. When we travel, we want a reasonable level of comfort.
     
  15. FOUR4D4

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    Used to camp all the time when we lived in Michigan and Ohio.Mostly in tents but a few years in a pop up camper then back to a tent. haven't been camping since we moved to Florida.Still have some of the equipment,it comes in handy when storms knock out the power I have a generator so it hasn't been used.Just keep the propane tanks full and were good to go.
     
  16. greyhawk50

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    I still have all of my tent camping stuff. It would come in handy for power outages. Even have a 2 man tent around here somewhere. Have 2 generators. One is 1000w for the camper and the other is 6500w 220volt for the house. Doesn't hurt to be prepared.