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My Idea Of Camping

We have an RV we are getting ready to sell. I am nostalgic already for the RV trips we have taken. There is nothing like the great outdoors, when you have the great indoors to come home to after a hard day site seeing. We have taken some great trips. We drove around the Great Lakes in a Circle Tour. This included Canada. We found the greatest place to camp. Our bedroom window was pointed towards the shore of the lake. We fell asleep to the sound of waves. It was lovely. In the middle of nowhere with hardly any camping company. It was one night of total relaxation.

In an RV you don't have to worry about rain coming in if you touch the canvas of the tent. But we found out on our first trip how wet the floor of the bedroom could get if you didn't tighten the plumbing for the camper down tight enough. We used every sheet, towel and rag in the camper and we still hear a little splish splash when we got up in the middle of the night. Water seems to be the downfall of campers, whether in a tent or an RV.

One of our exciting trips was when we were on our way to Phoenix, AZ. We were going up and down what I called mountains, and the road signs said were hills, when I started smelling something burning. We had a long ways to go. But there it was, the brakes were burning out. Up and down we went. Using the brakes as little as possible. Always aware of the smell of the brakes getting worse and worse. We finally got to a little place in the road, rolled up the freeway exit and parked for a minute glad of being alive. We then dropped off the RV for the brake job it needed and went to the Casino Hotel. It also was in the middle of nowhere. I won $1600.00 gambling. Just enough to pay for the brakes.

I am also nostalgic for all the trips I wanted to take. One was to go to New Jersey and seek out all the places that my ancestors had lived. Or another was to go to California where I have a cousin who is living close to the place that his ancestors had lived. Or go to Canada to see my cousins that still live where my Grandpa on my Fathers side was born. Oh for all the places there is to visit in the world. But right now we have neither the time or the money to do the RVing. My husband said that it was only a temporary situation. But even though we have not sold the RV yet. I already miss it.


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