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drsteve

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Posted: 12/28/19 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mdcamping wrote:

not so best, the next day as heavy winds and high water levels flooded out our campsite

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All too common this past year on ALL the Great Lakes. Campsites that used to be 100 feet from the water are now flooded regularly. Michigan state parks are closing some waterfront sites for 2020 in some parks. In others, the beaches have all but disappeared. Lakeside homes are falling into the water as the bluffs they sit upon are washed away.

The good news is that we have probably reached the high point of the cycle, and hopefully should see some relief in the next year or two. A lot will depend on ice cover (prevents evaporation) and snow pack (adds water).


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I’m sure this didn’t make their day. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt.

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Unfortunately I think I only made it out camping two times this year.
So of the two the best was Dos Picos County Park in Ramona Ca. My friend and her sons wanted to camp with me and my boys so we setup a fairly local trip.
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The worst and one of the main reasons I did not camp is that the transmission went out on my 1996 Suburban which sidelined my 27 ft trailer. I finally have a replacement Suburban and hope to make up for a slow year and be out a lot this coming year.


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Posted: 12/28/19 03:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd have to say that our best of the year was our trip to the hill country in Texas.
Links SP, Texas
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and the wild flowers in bloom
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There was no worst trip, but maybe the campsite at Hocking Hills SP. So crowded and tight. The park was nice and very interesting things to see.
Oh well.


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drsteve wrote:

All too common this past year on ALL the Great Lakes. Campsites that used to be 100 feet from the water are now flooded regularly. Michigan state parks are closing some waterfront sites for 2020 in some parks. In others, the beaches have all but disappeared. Lakeside homes are falling into the water as the bluffs they sit upon are washed away.

The good news is that we have probably reached the high point of the cycle, and hopefully should see some relief in the next year or two. A lot will depend on ice cover (prevents evaporation) and snow pack (adds water).


yup, besides the high water levels, we were kayaking at Gananoque noticed some of the small Island homes were partly submerged in water, some of the homes looked like a total loss. Not sure how much truth to this is but some of the locals told us the high water problems is because Montreal is not allowing enough water flow down the Saint Lawrence River.

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Posted: 12/28/19 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our best trip this year was spending 2 weeks in Gulf Shores Alabama. The weather was great and walking on the beaches was really good. We got to see my wifes aunt who lives in Pensecola and a couple of friends that live in Orlando. Even our tow vechile ran great.
Worst rip trying to back a new fifth wheel into a to small spot, we left and found another campground that we actually liked better.


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My best memory is when I was camping at Gull Point in Okoboji Iowa. It is near the Arnold's Park Amusement Park. They have free bands on a outside stage on Saturday night and I had a designated driver take me to a few of them. My favorite was one called Thunderstruck, they are a AC/DC Tribute band.

My worst memory is when the girlfriends grand kids came along. There just fine and I enjoy spending time with them. The problem was this one time they wanted to play in the water hydrant and I said it was fine with me. When the girlfriend came out of the camper and saw them covered with mud she got all mad and them and me. I said "There kids let them have fun" . But, she is kinda a clean freak and insisted on giving them baths right away. I would have just tossed them in the lake, told them to change into dry clothes, and have been done with it.Next year I may just take the grand kids and leave the girlfriend at home. lol

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The worst trip was a month long trip to Florida in January. 2 FL state campgrounds cancelled on us, one a tragedy and the other a fool with a backhoe.
The other couple that traveled with us was supposed to bring a toad but showed up without it and we had to drag them everywhere we went. The gal is great, the guy not so much.
The best trip was a quiet Myrtle Beach trip in the fall just the 2 of us.


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Posted: 12/31/19 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I only got the camper out 3 times this year.

Best was Halloween trip to Cozy Hills campground in Connecticut... the campers there do an amazing job with a "haunted house".

Middle was a trip to upstate New York for a weekend of barbeque, games, and hanging out with friends. Great time.

Worst was probably the trip to Reading, Pennsylvania for the WWII weekend. The trip was actually great, and we had a fantastic time, but... we used the camper only as a place to sleep. Next year we will probably just get a hotel room (GASP!!) to save time, effort, and fuel expense.


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Best was going to Lynchburg TN to the Jack Daniel's BBQ competition the last week of OCT. Weather was awful but the Q was fantastic. One of my favorite campgrounds is Tims Ford State Park where we stay when we visit uncle Jack D. The best distillery tour you can find.

Worst was the trip home from Fl on 1/1/19. We went through ATL on the 2nd and I had forgotten that they hosted a Bowl game..lol, I don't follow football. Took nearly 3 hours to get through ATL and the traffic was the worst I have ever experienced anywhere.

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