4th of July camping

View previous topic View next topic Go down

4th of July camping

Post  chuck on Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:18 am

anyone have camping plans for the upcoming 4th of July holiday? I will be at Indian Mountain state park.

_________________
Nights camped in 2016: 9
CLICK HERE: www.eatsleepcamp.com to see my camping pictures.
2014 Forest River ROCKWOOD A-122s, 2013 FORD F150 STX
avatar
chuck
Charter Member - Admin
Charter Member - Admin

Posts : 1631
Join date : 2009-09-29
Location : Clinton, Tennessee

View user profile http://www.eatsleepcamp.com

Back to top Go down

Re: 4th of July camping

Post  chuck on Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:59 pm

well.. not camping after all.. the rain is just a downer for me.. too bad.

_________________
Nights camped in 2016: 9
CLICK HERE: www.eatsleepcamp.com to see my camping pictures.
2014 Forest River ROCKWOOD A-122s, 2013 FORD F150 STX
avatar
chuck
Charter Member - Admin
Charter Member - Admin

Posts : 1631
Join date : 2009-09-29
Location : Clinton, Tennessee

View user profile http://www.eatsleepcamp.com

Back to top Go down

Re: 4th of July camping

Post  merrykalia on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:06 am

I much prefer to stay at home on holidays and give the "holiday" campers plenty of room. It seems that holiday weekends are when they cause the most problems, drink the most beer, and brings out the "hoodlums".

I realize that most of us don't really fall into that category (at least most of us)Smile but I can camp anytime, so I will leave the spots for the campers that are still having to work 50 weeks a year and just get extended holidays weekends.

I only plan to camp one night during July, and that will be for Jayda's birthday. I will let her invite 6 children, plus a mother and we will go to Natural Tunnel. She is turning 6 and I am not sure that I want to be responsible for that many young girls (and I am sure she will want to invite at least a couple of boys). Butch leaves in the morning on the mission trip to the Jersey shore and the girls and I will be at home. He will return late on July 13.

We have tickets to Carowinds and will probably plan to go sometime the week of July 15th and then Vacation Bible School begins at our church the next week and I am the story-teller, so I must be there each night.

Anyway, by the time VBS is over, the month of July will be done and we will go to Natural Tunnel.


So, sorry you had to cancel out, Chuck. I know the rain has been a constant companion this entire summer. Norton has gotten rain EVERY day during June and so far every day in July.

We did luck out when we were in Maryland and only had rain a few times, but when we did, we got 3-6 inches at a time. When the tail-end of Hurricane Andrea came through, we got between 6-8 inches in a 36 hr period. We had water standing all over.

merrykalia
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 696
Join date : 2009-12-30
Location : Norton, VA

View user profile http://community.webshots.com/user/merrykalia?vhost=community

Back to top Go down

Re: 4th of July camping

Post  chuck on Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:36 pm

I have learned to "deal with it".. a couple of years ago.. I let the rain and a lack of friends to camp with (I need to try and not barge in on the Krals too much LOL).. get the best of me and I sold my camper. Now I just try and appreciate the fact that I have a camper out in the driveway.. just in case I wanna go. There will be other opportunities. I have reservations for Panther Creek this fall.. plus the Louie Bluie Festival and the Big Ridge bluegrass fest later this year.

I was looking forward to pulling the camper with my new truck.. and seeing how it would tow going up Jellico Mountain on I-75.. but, maybe another time.

_________________
Nights camped in 2016: 9
CLICK HERE: www.eatsleepcamp.com to see my camping pictures.
2014 Forest River ROCKWOOD A-122s, 2013 FORD F150 STX
avatar
chuck
Charter Member - Admin
Charter Member - Admin

Posts : 1631
Join date : 2009-09-29
Location : Clinton, Tennessee

View user profile http://www.eatsleepcamp.com

Back to top Go down

Re: 4th of July camping

Post  Richard on Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:32 pm

We are staying home this weekend. Working on the house, getting ready to " fire sale" it to get out from under the payment. Amazing how many things need to be fixed that I never saw day to day. Nothing to do about it but get busy and fix them.
avatar
Richard
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 1897
Join date : 2009-10-14
Location : Johnson City, TN

View user profile http://www.classifieddevelopment.com

Back to top Go down

Re: 4th of July camping

Post  Guest on Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:39 pm

We camped at Asheville East KOA over the 4th holiday. It rained Dogs, Cats, Cows, Horses, Pigs, Chickens, and Llamas. POURED the rain. Couldn't even sit under the awning hard rain! Water came up over the bridge coming into the campground. There was an exit in the back of the park, through a neighboring trailer park. I'll post some pictures when I get a few minutes. It didn't rain the WHOLE time, but when it did.... yeah, you guessed it... IT POURED! I must say the campground handled the rain VERY well. Aside from the water over the bridge thing. We stayed in Section E site 1. Had a lake in front and a creek/river behind us. the water came up the banks pretty high but never got into anyone's campsite as far as I could tell.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: 4th of July camping

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum