“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#22 May 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Nick and I both love the idea of traveling the nation in an RV.
And you could tow the TT.
:D

Since: Jan 10

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#23 May 7, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Only one splurge?
I think I might buy the building we currently live in and rehab it to the nines but not increase the rent for the rest of the tenents.
It's really a beautiful place; it's just been sorely neglected.
I love this idea. When I had a house, I had it willed to a native american group, sort of my own act of giving back the land.
pde

Palatine, IL

#24 May 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Nick and I both love the idea of traveling the nation in an RV.
My inlaws do that, and I think they are getting to the point of being bored with it (they've been traveling 4-6 months out of the year for about 5 years now). But they've done all those big trips, like driving up to Alaska, already.

We do two-three weeks in a tent most summers. I'm getting tired of the tent, particularly out west in the campgrounds that have bear troubles and often not enough bear boxes.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#25 May 7, 2013
pde wrote:
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My inlaws do that, and I think they are getting to the point of being bored with it (they've been traveling 4-6 months out of the year for about 5 years now). But they've done all those big trips, like driving up to Alaska, already.
We do two-three weeks in a tent most summers. I'm getting tired of the tent, particularly out west in the campgrounds that have bear troubles and often not enough bear boxes.
What's a bear box?

We had raccoons steal a bag of Blow Pops once. Wish I could have caught them eating them!

Since: Jan 10

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#26 May 7, 2013
stina: Bear-proof boxes for storing your food while camping.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#27 May 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
stina: Bear-proof boxes for storing your food while camping.
I once was at a campsite that had tons of raccoons. Well, the place was called Raccoon Lake so that should have been a clue. They strongly suggested keeping your food in your car.

I suppose a bear would break into a car. A little more strength there than from a raccoon.
pde

Palatine, IL

#28 May 7, 2013
Stina wrote:
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What's a bear box?
We had raccoons steal a bag of Blow Pops once. Wish I could have caught them eating them!
At the campgrounds out west (Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, for example), there are bear boxes on the campgrounds, somewhat away from campsites. You are either supposed to store your food and anything that smells of food in a hard-sided vehicle or bear box.

(You're also not supposed to dump any waste water--like from washing food dishes--anywhere on the campgrounds. And put all garbage in the bear-safe garbage cans.)

All those parks have a healthy population of bears, and have had problems with bears on the campgrounds. Next time I go out that way, I want a hard-sided camping vehicle. It's just easier.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#29 May 7, 2013
huh! Thanks for filling me in, guys! I guess FL camping is a cake walk compared to bears (though there ARE bears here, but I never hear about any camping craziness)!!!
pde

Palatine, IL

#30 May 7, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I suppose a bear would break into a car. A little more strength there than from a raccoon.
Yellowstone and Glacier still allow you to store food/coolers in a car. Yosemite requires food/coolers be stored overnight in a food locker.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#31 May 7, 2013
pde wrote:
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I'd buy a small RV, and then we'd all take off together as a family in the RV for a couple months.
When we got back, I'd buy the TT too.
She didn't win a lottery as far as I know but NW Moon and her husband are doing that as we speak.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#32 May 7, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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She didn't win a lottery as far as I know but NW Moon and her husband are doing that as we speak.
I didn't know that!
Hmmmmm... I bet she DID win and she's holiding out on us!!!
Kuuipo

Marina, CA

#33 May 7, 2013
pde wrote:
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At the campgrounds out west (Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, for example), there are bear boxes on the campgrounds, somewhat away from campsites. You are either supposed to store your food and anything that smells of food in a hard-sided vehicle or bear box.
(You're also not supposed to dump any waste water--like from washing food dishes--anywhere on the campgrounds. And put all garbage in the bear-safe garbage cans.)
All those parks have a healthy population of bears, and have had problems with bears on the campgrounds. Next time I go out that way, I want a hard-sided camping vehicle. It's just easier.
I don't know about bears, but our California raccoons are smart enough to break into those bear boxes and hungry enough to eat most of what you put in there. They can't open Tupperware containers, however.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#34 May 7, 2013
Canoeing in the Boundary Waters as a teen, we had to put the food up in a tree at night. That was always the big way the boys could prove how cool they were, by how quickly one could climb the tree or toss the rope over a branch.

But then one year, one of our adults (a parent of one of the boys) brought a pulley and that was the end of the tree climbing. It actually worked much better anyway.

When I was a kid, we took a 2 week trip "out west" and stopped at Yellowstone. We had a pop up trailer, so the cooler (one of those old metal coleman's) got left outside or in the car. We had to call the ranges one night, however, when we caught a mother and a couple of kids cooking steak on an electric fry-pan in the bathroom! Idiots.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#35 May 7, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Canoeing in the Boundary Waters as a teen, we had to put the food up in a tree at night. That was always the big way the boys could prove how cool they were, by how quickly one could climb the tree or toss the rope over a branch.
But then one year, one of our adults (a parent of one of the boys) brought a pulley and that was the end of the tree climbing. It actually worked much better anyway.
When I was a kid, we took a 2 week trip "out west" and stopped at Yellowstone. We had a pop up trailer, so the cooler (one of those old metal coleman's) got left outside or in the car. We had to call the ranges one night, however, when we caught a mother and a couple of kids cooking steak on an electric fry-pan in the bathroom! Idiots.
Did they steal your steaks to cook???

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#36 May 7, 2013
Stina wrote:
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Did they steal your steaks to cook???
Ha! My mom was waaaay to cheap for steaks back then.

No, you don't cook in the bathrooms because the bears are drawn to the smell. I don't know about you, but I don't want to encounter a bear in the bathroom at 2am.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#37 May 7, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Ha! My mom was waaaay to cheap for steaks back then.
No, you don't cook in the bathrooms because the bears are drawn to the smell. I don't know about you, but I don't want to encounter a bear in the bathroom at 2am.
LOL - ME NEITHER!!!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#38 May 7, 2013
Toj wrote:
I'd want to work for that feeling of purpose that Tonka doesn't seem to need ;)
Do you feel like you have a feeling of purpose NOW?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#39 May 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Do you feel like you have a feeling of purpose NOW?
Yes. To support my family and myself and to also help the clients -- although the clients not so much b/c if I wasn't there someone else would do it.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#40 May 7, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Yes. To support my family and myself and to also help the clients -- although the clients not so much b/c if I wasn't there someone else would do it.
I do all of that to. I just don't view it as "my purpose". And you're definitely correct. I have no innate need to have a purpose. If my only purpose on this rock is to take up space and use some oxygen, I'm fine with that, I just wanna enjoy myself along the way.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#41 May 7, 2013
<wailing....> but think of the children!!!
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> I do all of that to. I just don't view it as "my purpose". And you're definitely correct. I have no innate need to have a purpose. If my only purpose on this rock is to take up space and use some oxygen, I'm fine with that, I just wanna enjoy myself along the way.

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