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Old 02-02-2016, 11:49 AM   #15
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I'm trying to figure out which post your rather draconian warning is directed at and I can't.

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Old 02-02-2016, 11:59 AM   #16
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Hi, BillE.

Today we have some sun, so Paul will go out and work on the newly glassed vent hole in the amerigo top. One less spot to leak!

We agree with everyone here; they all make good points. For stopping for a NAP, the freeway rest sites can hardly be beat. (Beaten?)

They are easy to find, close to the main highway, paved, lighted (but not wildly so), have toilets, trash bins, sometimes brochures, and you can pull through a truck parking spot and not have to back up or take more than your share of parking (by going crosswise in car slots). They're not even particularly noisy, as truckers pull off to sleep, not eat, shower, visit, etc. And there are often truckers sleeping nearby that gives me a sense of safety.

You sound like you realize a NAP is not CAMPING. So that's good.

Happy Trails to You!

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I like Naps

Hi Kai

Today its 32 degrees and snowing like a banshee...we are supposed to get 6 - 8 inches in about 3 hours....IT's SNOW-MA- GEDON

yes pulling over for quick snooze is rather refreshing
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I'm trying to figure out which post your rather draconian warning is directed at and I can't.

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Maybe because it was deleted? And you didn't see it? Harsh? Mary is doing her job. Let's all play by the rules and be nice here, okay? Pretty simple actually.

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Old 02-02-2016, 12:30 PM   #19
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Head to Up Nort Wisconsin. There are National Forests der and dey gots spots, you knowwww. Youse can dig yer batroom and be kinda close to der town depending on ver you park, hey.
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Head to Up Nort Wisconsin. There are National Forests der and dey gots spots, you knowwww. Youse can dig yer batroom and be kinda close to der town depending on ver you park, hey.
You must have watched the movie "Fargo" and mastered the Wisconsin dialect. We have an outhouse but many places in Wisconsin do have indoor plumbing. When we moved to Wisconsin from Minnesota it took us a couple years before we could understand the language.
Come visit Wisconsin this summer ( June ,July and August) ,you will be pleasently surprized !! . We have some very nice State and County parks
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Hey-der slowpat

I gots me a bit of trouble der tryn ta figure out yer message der hey.....

yous sounds like yer from up nort yerself der hey...maybe from da utter part of Michigan der

I gots to go and gits me that der youper translater dictionary der hey..ta figure it out

oops Lena is callin me... to goes and gits one of her fresh pasties der hey...

I'll check back wit ya later der


Here a picture of da new camper der...she's a bute....but she gots no toilet in der hey...might have ta cuts a hole in da floor der and it it kin double as my ice shanty der hey..

so ya knows... weez always tinkin up here in da nort woods...if ya don't find me handsome...at least ya kin find me handy!!
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Yumpin Yimminnee! I love your avatar Bill!
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We have stayed at several casinos and liked the spots there. At most you need to go in and register and sometimes pay. Most have been free camping. Some also give some gambling money on a card or a free buffet. There are no trees at most casino camping but it is usually a safe place to camp. We also camp at Walmart when there is no other option-we always make sure they allow overnight camping.
We usually do the casino and Walmart camping on our way to our destination because all we want is a little rest then on we go in the morning.
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Greg ...just for you...did you smile?

Greg,

I hope you cracked up...and it brought a smile to your face. All in all I do value everyone's comments. I fully support the "leave things the way you found them"..and do not support free loading.

I never get to get on here...I took yesterday an today off from work. I just need some mindless entertainment to get away from the seriousness of my job.
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You must have watched the movie "Fargo" and mastered the Wisconsin dialect. We have an outhouse but many places in Wisconsin do have indoor plumbing. When we moved to Wisconsin from Minnesota it took us a couple years before we could understand the language.
Come visit Wisconsin this summer ( June ,July and August) ,you will be pleasently surprized !! . We have some very nice State and County parks
I lived Up Nort amongst dur Finlanders and werked vith a few yoopers, you knoooowwwww. (hork spit) It was about as Up Nort as you could get in Wisconsin, on da big lake. I liked winter da best. Summers were to muggy for this native PNWer. No ticks in the winter either. My favorite phrase, and maybe the only one I learned....Youseguysgoornohey. Yahhh. And since a good part of my family came to this part of the world from Scandihoovia, vell, it vas not a shock.

Dem ticks, dey vould ruin camping, youuuu knoooooowwww.
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And for the people who are not familar

Merriam Webster

Yooper

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noun Yoop·er \ˈyu̇-ər\
Definition of Yooper


Popularity: Bottom 30% of words

  1. : a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan —used as a nickname
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Da trolls live under da bridge.


Translation: People from the rest of Michigan are called trolls by the Yoopers because they live below the big bridge that connects the rest of the state and it is below if you look on a map.
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Two sources for out-of-the-ordinary camping at, sometimes, low cost.

  • HarvestHosts.com A variety of camping experiences in vineyards, farms, special attractions across the nation. Your RV must be self-contained and you are requested to purchase something from your host. Membership is $40 per year.
  • HipCamp.com Places to camp across the country for fees of $35 and up. Some campsites are public others are private lands.
Note: We have camped at several wineries here, in California through Harvest Hosts and have loved the experience! We have been the only RV on site overnight which makes for quiet evenings. We've met some great people who own and operate the wineries. We've learned much about the wines and the process of creating wine. We've met the vintners' dogs. (Every winery, it seems, has at least one dog.) We've learned the history of the regions in which we travel. We've been to places in California that we have never been before (we are native Californians)...and I don't drink wine much! My husband is the wine fan.



I, for one, can hardly wait to camp at an alpaca farm!
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