Friday, May 20, 2011

Never say never….

 

A year ago this month we were no longer Rv’ers…it has been a difficult adjustment time..we miss the freedom of hitting the road with our ‘house on wheels’ following closely behind..do we miss it??….more than you know…more than words will tell…there has been many a day where we have regretted our decision but we have moved forward..finding other things to do to occupy our time..but we still miss…

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The peace and quiet…the campfire…the smell of the great outdoors…we have tried to forget this feeling but it is in our system..in our blood.. …we have come to terms with our decision but we still miss it….

So after much deliberation and many conversations over the past few months, we are heading back out into the great wilderness…the land of no internet, no cell service.. no full hook-ups.. or 30 amp power…or television??…oh my!!

We have made some purchases that will ‘shock’ some readers but we are going back….yes folks..tenting is in our future…sleeping outside with just a tent to keep us safe and dry..are we too old to try something ‘old that is new again?’

We know we have said..”Never again will we sleep in a tent” especially after having the luxury of being Rv’ers…but we miss it so much that we  just can’t go another camping season without the smell of campfire…bacon cooking and coffee perking….

So this weekend we are heading east…towards the town of Princeton/Hedley area…300 kilometers from home..in the hopes of sunshine and blue skies…and warm temperatures..

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A little camping trip will be good for the ‘soul’…and the ‘blue funk’ we have been in..just hope I don’t forget anything…we have learned to ‘Never say never’….cause these  ‘old dawgs’ are going CAMPING!!..wish us luck!!..hopefully we won’t need it!!

29 comments:

  1. Good for you! I hope your camping trip is a huge success!

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  2. Yeah! Pack up the tent and go for it! I bet it will be a fun time.

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  3. Cooking breakfast outdoors? Sitting by a campfire under the stars with someone you love? Let's hope none of us gets too old for that!

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  4. I so, so hope all goes well for you both and that you have a spectacular time! I am sure Tucker will enjoy himself!

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  5. Your are brave souls. I am sure it will be fun, but at least take an air mattress :)

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  6. Have fun...and don't forget the camera!! We want to see those big smiles as you emerge from your tent after a 'good nights sleep'!!
    Take care!
    P

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  7. Hope you find everything you are looking for on this trip. Enjoy!

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  8. Good for you guys:)) I totally understand your feeling of missing the outdoors, the campfires, the forests & rivers, sunrises & sunsets. And that big beautiful starry canopy overhead at night. How great is that sense of freedom no matter if your in a tent or a 40 foot Country Coach. Good for you guys in getting out there & doing it your way. Enjoy the serenity of nature &............. good for you guys:))

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  9. It doesn't matter what you take, just the chance to go and get away is what counts.

    Hope you have a great time and good weather. Cook a smore for me!

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  10. Good for you... but why not a pop-up??? I loved tenting and miss it. I have the best camping checklist... would you like me to send it to you? I am the queen of list!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  11. Good idea,,,and good luck....Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

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  12. I agree - doesn't matter how you camp, just that you enjoy every minute of it. And here's hoping your weather doesn't get too bad.

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  13. What a great idea...Together again under the stars, with nothing by nature...Bet you can't wait for breakfast cooked outdoors...that is the best thing ever!!!! I am sooooo happy for you...Just what you needed to restore that "freedom feeling"...I agree about the camera...We expect a few photos of this one!!!!LOVIN' IT!

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  14. We have thought about doing the samething,we sold our RV a year ago also and miss it a lot this year. Good luck and have fun..

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  15. Sounds like a great outing, and a recipe for a great weekend! :) I also agree about the camera - can't wait to see some pics! Have a great time!! :)

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  16. Never too old! You will have a wonderful time. We tented for many years when our kids were little and those are still some of my best memories. And the smells...you can never match the fragrances of coffee and bacon mingled with the pungent smell of wood smoke. Makes it all taste so much better. Good luck and keep us posted.

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  17. You're not alone...in three weeks we will be motorcycle camping from Louisiana back to Tennessee. If it works out, we'll be doing more of it during July while we visit New England and the Adirondacks.

    Then in Sept 2012 we'll be camping from TN to Chicago and then along Route 66 to the end in Santa Monica. Then back to TN along 'some' route.

    How will we fare? Only time will tell...if this almost 64 y/o body can still ride a motorcycle, it should be able to camp. LOL!

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  18. May your trip give you the peace and solitude you crave, and help renew your flagging spirits.

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  19. Well I won't say never but I'm pretty sure it would be a cold day in hell before we ever tented again...unless of course it's on the beach in Mexico or maybe Hawaii! ;-)

    Hope you packed tarps :P

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  20. What fun! I'd like to get one and set it up in the front yard. (That's the only level place on our land!)

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  21. My hat is off to you. I think that going tenting is a great thing and I agree with Al, do it your way and being out in nature and smelling a good old campfire is great. After all, it's about camping, and there is nothing wrong with camping in a tent. you can still enjoy nature, campfires and meeting other campers.
    good luck and have fun!!

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  22. Good for you, there is nothing better than being out under the stars sitting next to the campfire. These days they have so many comfy amenities for tent camping, it doesn't have to be the same as it used to be.

    Enjoy your weekend, we look forward to hearing all about it.

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  23. Have a great weekend. Hope the weather cooperates.

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  24. Are you planning on some river side camping? There are some really great camp spots around that area. Enjoy! Hope the weather holds out too.

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  25. Good for you!!! Hope you two have a ball. Don't forget to get lots of pictures, and smores. They are the most important part of camping and campfires.

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  26. You make me want to go tent camping too! I love the smell of bacon and eggs cooking and the coffee dripping. You're never too old (or so they say!). Enjoy. Can't wait to hear and see how it went. Just what the doctor ordered for moldy May!

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  27. I LOVE tent camping, but don't want to do that alone. I wouldn't feel safe. But together, with Tucker, you guys are going to have a ball! Waking up to the chill in the air, fixing the coffee, cooking breakfast... Sitting around reading and talking. HAVE FUN!

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  28. I think it's WONDERFUL!!! We always said we'd never RV, we'd always tent...and then we had kids :) Now RVing is just so much easier and I like carting our house around with us but there is something about "true camping" in a tent that I really miss too.

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