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sele

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Posted: 06/30/13 07:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were at a campground over the weekend not surprise there for any of us. Anyway a way huge f'ver came in and they had a heck of a time getting backed in. By the time the dw and I realized what was going on there were 3 pickups and at least five guys at the site trying to help so we just sat down in lawn chairs and watched. They finally got backed in but man what a show, they must have been at it for 20 minutes with help. Glad they had good neighbors. I think they were in a bit over their head. The next guy pulls up and backs his f'ver in next to us so we have a second show to watch he circled that rig twice before he lowered the front legs then he proceeds to open a beer and stand there look at the thing for a few minutes finally hooking up sewer and water. Finally after the whole family shows up and they have supper he unhooks the truck,but still hasn't put the back jacks down. The dw figured his main concern was food and who was going to feed him. He sure was nice to camp hostess dw figured he was hoping she would take pity but she had other issues to deal with. As you all know you can't bring fire wood into a campground the whole ash bore thing. The group 2 sites over from us were a group of young folks in an older but nice small motorhome. They had gone scrounging around for firewood and were cutting up a couple of large limbs with a very small hatchet. My dw being a nurse by profession was trying to figure what to use as a tourniquet once the woodcutter had cut his foot off and where to land the helicopter. They really were going at until that camp hostess finished with checking in our neighbor, she immediately marched over and informed that group they couldn't forage for wood as they pleased upon which they tossed the uncut limbs back into the brush to the great relief of the dw. Meanwhile our neighbor had roamed inside and came back out with a bag of chips and a loaf of bread. In all it was a rather interesting evening. Makes us wonder what people think of us when we pull in and set up, which is why we get there a day early and mid day at that.


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Posted: 06/30/13 07:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hahahaha!

I've seen similar sights as you've seen. More often than not it's fairly good entertainment and beats the heck out of walking the loop at that time of day!

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Posted: 06/30/13 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some of the best amusement isn't on TV. I like going to the local boat launch and watch them, forget the plug, forget to remove tie downs, forget to tie boat up..floats away.

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Posted: 06/30/13 07:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A lot of places, it's OK to take down and dead wood for your fire. If not, it should be prominently posted.


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The entertainment value of watching others is priceless. Since there can be no doubt that I have provided more than my share for others over the years I have no problem politely enjoying watching the CG set up show. When we were boaters it was the "Watch the new folks anchor show" and on holiday weekends nothing beat the afternoon retrieval show at the boat ramp.

Unless I see someone who is about to do damage or injury or is looking around seeking help I usually reframe from rushing over but no one has ever had to ask me twice for assistance.

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The problem is obvious, he had five spotters. He might have hit the road right from the dealer's lot or maybe it was a rental. He will surely learn how by the time he gets home unless she kills him first.

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Posted: 06/30/13 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LOL

I'll have to invite y'all over to watch me back in.






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Posted: 06/30/13 08:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After all the rain I had to flip on the 4X4 to get backed into my spot.. The most fun I had was watching a guy back in a little pop up, he jack knifed her about 4 times before slowing down enough to get her in there..


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Posted: 06/30/13 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we went to the lake we loved to park with a view of the launching ramps. besides all the hilarity of launch and retrieve there was the scenery


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Posted: 06/30/13 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Purely one of the many joys of camping - I think we have all been there and can laugh at ourselves and remember those times we were the main entertainment for the campgrounds!


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