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Summer is gone

Unread postby Zinger on Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:22 am

where did summer go? i hate the thought of winterizing in a couple of months!!
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby catmom on Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:42 am

Me too. But we still have a couple good months left to enjoy camping! ;)
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby Zinger on Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:43 pm

Fall Camping is my favorite but it is the end of the season
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby mikhen on Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:02 pm

It seems like yesterday that every other post was about the first trip of the season.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby catmom on Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:19 pm

I think that WAS yesterday - or maybe last week, anyway. :?
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby cwit on Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:50 pm

I didn't do enough camping Have one more trip to NH,Conway to see the Maine state fair in Friburgh. When we return I'll winterize untill our trip south frist of Feb. :D
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby Limey on Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:26 pm

Still have 3 trips yet - there's still 3 weeks of summer, and fall camping in the Rockies, watching the leaves turn on the Aspens, is awesome!
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby jp rver on Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:59 pm

Ahh Summer, why have you yet again passed us by?!

We started the season strong in March, but then didn't go out again until May. June/July was pretty good to us with 15 nights spent in the trailer. However August was not kind, 0 nights spent in the TT :cry: . We don't have anything else planned at this point until the last weekend of October, but I may have to put my foot down and drag the family somewhere for the weekend at least once this month!! :mrgreen: It's just hard when the kids start school again, with all of the other weekend activities as well, to find the time.

Summer does fly by, faster to me it seems than the other seasons of the year.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:28 pm

Yeah, it's gone fast. We were lucky to log (so far) well over 50 nights camping this season, but I feel for others who have had trouble getting out because of fuel prices, or (at least around here) the miserable weather!

However, I too really enjoy fall camping. The colours, the crisp air, the campfires counteracting the crisp air. :D
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby Filthy Beast on Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:28 am

We do more Spring and Fall camping so this is the time for us. Parks are less crowded so less campground etiquette issues, easier to get the site you want, fuel prices lower. Living in the Southwest, unless you have time to travel North, boondocking can get warm until the sun goes down.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby ButteBumBob on Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:40 am

The Summer did go fast. Fall is my favorite time of year to go camping. Around here (New Mexico) we call it "Indian Summer" the weather is warm and beautiful.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby Frank Henn on Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:52 pm

We live in the South for a good reason, summer never ends. just gets a little cooler in January. We like this time of year kids are back in school, and we have a bigger choice of which camp ground to go to and sites
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby Zinger on Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:36 am

fall camping is also cheaper most places!$$
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby graywolf67 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:02 pm

Ah summer is gone .....nobody told us here in south east Texas(95+ today).... actually we will be going on our first trip in 2 months this weekend cannot wait. The camping season is just getting started ...yehaw :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby cwit on Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:08 pm

One more month for us bull-o-knee :D
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:22 am

Frank Henn wrote:We live in the South for a good reason, summer never ends.


We have family just around the corner from you (Brandon, to be exact) and I'd like to debate that subject about "summer never ending".

For us Canadians down there in the middle of your "Winter", I'd agree - it sure feels like summer to me. However, for the locals, they seem to think that despite the fact that it's "only" 75 degrees one day, it's winter regardless.

The first time we went south to visit the family we stayed in a hotel with a large courtyard pool. It was full of water, rippling, deck chairs out, but when I tried to gain access (my card wouldn't work) and finally asked at the front desk I was told that "Sir, don't you know it's winter? The pool is closed for the season!". :D

Also, people look at us funny when we go to WalMart. We're the only ones wearing shorts and T-Shirts while the locals are all wearing woolies and gloves.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby Frank Henn on Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:58 am

Years ago when we moved to the south from Pa it was in the month of Oct the first house we purchased here had a swimming pool. We kept it open the first three years and the kids swam every day. My first wife who passed away was a northern Wisc lady to the day she passed on she wore shorts and a short sleeve shirts. Our Neighbors thought we were nuts. We camp all year round here. We some times go a little bit to the south of us after all the cost is only two and half hours to the south of Brandon. To me this is a never ending summer.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby catmom on Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:13 am

Some years ago we lived in southern California - talk about summer never ending! 8-) "Winter" usually had some cool spells - highs in the 60s, lows in the 40s and 50s - and I'd see the kids in our neighborhood waiting for the bus wearing parkas (with the hoods pulled up), gloves, etc. - and it was 55 degrees!!! :?: :!: Meanwhile, I was dressed for the cooler morning hours in a sweater. ;)

Previous to that, we lived for a year in SC while hubby was in the Navy. Our apartment complex had a pool, which they kept open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. :shock: :?: Huh??? Temperatures didn't drop out of the 80s and 90s until November!! It's not like they hired a lifeguard for the summer, who had to go back to school; it was always "swim at your own risk." Never could quite get over that one.

On the other hand, early one May we were visiting Seattle, prior to going on an Alaska cruise. It was a beautiful sunny day, but the high was in the 50s, so we were dressed in jeans and light jackets. We noticed people walking around wearing shorts & tank tops (brrrr!!!) I asked a Seattleite friend about this when we met her for lunch, and she said that when the sun's out, Seattle folks think it's summer, and dress for it, no matter what the temperature is! :lol: Too funny.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:41 pm

Still in full swing here! 94 degrees today and quite humid.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby Mike in Calgary on Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:31 pm

Yes summer is now gone, but we got out this weekend. It was kinda cool in the mornings with temps in the mid 40's, but it got much warmer in the afternoon, up to the low to mid 60's. The campground at the nearest provincial park was very quiet, but all 3 loops were still open. They usually close Loop A after the Labor Day long weekend. It felt like our site was 1/2 an acre in size so we had a lot of elbow room. Last weekend, it snowed out towards Banff, but around here it just as easily been in the mid 70's. I'd like to get out a couple of more times this season and maybe even go for Thanksgiving. (Canadian Thanksgiving is in mid October) We never know if we're going to have camping weather or if we need to get the snowplows out. Either one is just as likely as the other one.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:15 pm

I went to the local provincial park this morning to pickup the Fiver from a weekend rental and I noticed that alot of the trees have started to drop their leaves in the last few days.

I must admit that I really enjoy the fall. Once the colors really start to change and that fall-smell is in the air I really enjoy camping just that little bit more.
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby Zinger on Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:22 pm

Mike in Calgary wrote:Yes summer is now gone, but we got out this weekend. It was kinda cool in the mornings with temps in the mid 40's, but it got much warmer in the afternoon, up to the low to mid 60's. The campground at the nearest provincial park was very quiet, but all 3 loops were still open. They usually close Loop A after the Labor Day long weekend. It felt like our site was 1/2 an acre in size so we had a lot of elbow room. Last weekend, it snowed out towards Banff, but around here it just as easily been in the mid 70's. I'd like to get out a couple of more times this season and maybe even go for Thanksgiving. (Canadian Thanksgiving is in mid October) We never know if we're going to have camping weather or if we need to get the snowplows out. Either one is just as likely as the other one.


I agree If the weather stays good and you have a place to go take advantage and go!!
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:16 pm

We would settle for a few cool mornings
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Re: Summer is gone

Unread postby LA_Bolt_Fan on Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:10 am

Our camping season is really just starting, we did about 25 nights this summer and that took ALOT of planning! Now the beaches, well most, are somewhat easy to get into. We have reserved about the same amount of nights that we did for the summer, however now we can boondock in the sierras and the desert and just pull into some beach CG's. Hell, isn't this the reason that wetsuits were invented?? :D Anyway, my condolences to all of you all who must call it quits and I hope to learn from ya all during your downtime!! As I have ALWAYS said............Winter BLOWS!!! 8-)
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