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Old 09-03-2017, 03:00 PM   #15
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We are from there and have camped all over the island. Labrador is nice mid June to the end of July if you feel so inclined.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:29 PM   #16
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We are from there and have camped all over the island. Labrador is nice mid June to the end of July if you feel so inclined.
We did spend two months driving across Labrador in 2008. It was an absolutely great drive, a little easier now with more of the TLH paved.

We have camped all over as well, virtually driven on every numbered route in Newfoundland and Labrador (I'm sure we missed some but who knows where.)
Next year my goal is to camp in Tilt Cove (pop. 4).

I just received some information that it snowed in August in Labrador. As well there was a picture of Pinware, with leftover deep snow. In 2008 we tried to camp in Pinware Prov except the snow was 8 feet deep in mid June.

Our goal is to see the state of the ice next year. Over the last 3 years winter's been later and later leaving NL. Fisherman could not get out until mid June. The ferry to Fogo is fortunately an ice breaker. it was needed when we went over in late June.

There are still a couple of Islands on the north coast that I have not been to visit, St. Brendans (sp) is one. We have not taken any of the south coast ferriSs and I'd like to go to Ramea as well this year.

So much to do and so little time. Ginny enjoys it there and thts year we extended our visit further into July.

Mike where are you from in NL?

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Old 09-03-2017, 10:29 PM   #17
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Stevebaz,

I suspect you'll not need the second trailer. Ginny has been my best friend for 60 years now. I miss her even when she's gone for an afternoon with her sisters.

We have a shared life not related to an amount of space.
Lesley is my best friend. It took me 2 tries to get it right. Going on 17 years now. Its not the size of the trailer, its the size of each others heart. When you get that right everything else just fits. What a life we could have had if we were together at a much younger age. But i guess we both had some growing up to do before we met each other.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:49 AM   #18
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Lesley is my best friend. It took me 2 tries to get it right. Going on 17 years now. Its not the size of the trailer, its the size of each others heart. When you get that right everything else just fits. What a life we could have had if we were together at a much younger age. But i guess we both had some growing up to do before we met each other.
It's great when you're living with your best friend. Both us had a horrible first marriage. Then we found each other about 38 years ago. Oh what fun we've had.
As for how you "do it" concerning traveling. Living where I live there's a company near here that a neat moto "just do it" I think that about sums it up.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:02 AM   #19
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Will, check out the Lil Snoozy it has a rear door ,full queen bed ,bath , 6ft 4in headroom and there are a few for sale . We had the twin bed model .We needed a little more room for our Grandkids so we have the Escape 21 now .happy hunting Jim
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:06 AM   #20
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norm & ginny, i love your attitude! no wonder you both have enjoyed full timing in your 16ft scamp for so many years. i'm going on 4 yrs full timing in my 13ft casita patriot deluxe(see comment no. 4 above) and find people fall into 2 camps. they either really enjoy doing this or they spend their time nitpicking their trailers and/or their surroundings/travel companions. obviously you 2 fall into the first category. i concentrate my time/energy on people who love this lifestyle and there are many of us out here.sure hope merlin (my canine travel companion) and i meet you somewhere on the road. you would definitely be a couple i would enjoy meeting. safe travels! claire and merlin, excellent schnoodle
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:27 PM   #21
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So far only vacationing 7 to 10 days at a stretch in our Scamp 13. Any day in our Scamp is better than any day at work. Someday we may be lucky enough to retire and test our true compatability in our 13 Scamp. If it doesn't work then we get 2 trailers and camp side by side. If you can't stand each other in a 13 footer how does another 3 to 8 feet make a difference. Either you can make do with what you have with your best friend or you can't, I doubt a few extra feet will make a difference. If you can't then you need to make a different change rather than the length of your trailer.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:28 AM   #22
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So far only vacationing 7 to 10 days at a stretch in our Scamp 13. Any day in our Scamp is better than any day at work. Someday we may be lucky enough to retire and test our true compatability in our 13 Scamp. If it doesn't work then we get 2 trailers and camp side by side. If you can't stand each other in a 13 footer how does another 3 to 8 feet make a difference. Either you can make do with what you have with your best friend or you can't, I doubt a few extra feet will make a difference. If you can't then you need to make a different change rather than the length of your trailer.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:09 PM   #23
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Hi Guys, apologies for the late reply. We are both from Conception Bay. Anne is from North River and I am from Makinsons although I have lived all over the island. I've also been to Labrador but only the Goose Bay area. Great fishing up that way if you like doing that.
Good to hear you enjoy our province.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:25 AM   #24
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Yes, could work. A little heavier than Scamp but more aerodynamic. An owner here in Arizona has invited me to view his, so I plan to do so. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:17 AM   #25
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full timing

Wow my congratulations to you full timers at 76 it is too late for us but we do take extended trips and this year have found a love for trout fishing. The problem is 2 days trouting and we have our limit then we have to think about moving on back home.

In this manner we sort of limit ourselves for camping this July I had big-time back surgery scheduled 2 mos later so we took off to Alaska I thought I could drive and not hurt, very big mistake we made it to Omaha and had to start back home. I have now had my surgery more discs repaired and fused. Along with that old rods and hardwere removed and new longer rods and stuff put back in very painful.

The plan in June off we head again for Alaska for our dream trip we have been there before by flying and taking our tent but we want to Scamp to Alaska maybe just me I don't know!

We seem to have so many family things occurring at times we cannot plan for anything but no doubt in Feb, or March next year urge is going to hit taking off in that 13f Scamper for more sight seeing and as close to f/t as we can get. Oh how I envy you guys that do it!!

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Old 10-01-2017, 07:03 AM   #26
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Family things.
We accommodate significant family events, weddings, 50th anniversaries,... However we skip less significant repetitive events. Ginny sends cards for virtually everyone's birthdays, so many it's a joke. Gifts go to relatives, and certainly all young ones, regularly we call and sing a poor rendition of happy birthday. We feel no compulsion to be at every grand kids birthday or to repeat the regular holidays.

A good friend, now deceased wrote a sermon on turning 70. She suggested focusing more as you age. We're now 75 and recognize that we'll be happy to make it to 85, hoping to still be traveling 7 months a year.

Unfortunately 85 will be here soon.

We noticed in our rush to get to Florida to help out with the after effects of Irma that 300 miles a day is now an absolute maximum for us. We typically only drive 150 miles though when younger we would do 500 miles when in a rush.

Our great doctor, who has gently pushed us towards health over the last 18 years of our RV life, told us we are in excellent health for our age, that our numbers are even improving, but we are getting older and there's not much one can do to reverse age, at least not yet.

Over the last 18 years we have learned that life is best together, when the two of us are out extending ourselves, learning and growing in many ways. We are no longer kids but still behave like kids.

Most of our lives was spent giving to others, now our focus is giving to each other, a conscious choice on our parts. We still reserve time for others but the road is our mistress.

Others make different choices, we know our (almost) fulltiming life is not for everyone. Ginny is forever telling me we're blessed. I hope so.

Love to all...
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:34 AM   #27
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Jill and I find our 13 foot Scamp small during the first day of a trip. By day three it always seems plenty roomy. Its probably just the adjustment going from our 1100 sq ft house to the 60 sq ft Scamp. Also we spend most time outside in vast open spaces like beaches and National Parks.

Last week at 12 mile beach campground at Pictured Rocks National Seashore we watched a neighboring tent flatten in a sudden squall while we were snug and warm. Very comfy. See attached pics.

We were fortunate to meet at 17. This month marks 45 years of wedded bliss. Certainly the best choice I've ever made. Very lucky.


Peace, john
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:50 AM   #28
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Beautiful beach photos. I'm heading to Tahquamenon Falls in a couple of days. Will be there for a week. Might have to head up to 12-Mile Campground for a couple of days too. Looks beautiful. I need to replace my Senior Pass before I head down to Florida this winter, so could do that at 12 Mile.

Anyone know if I can get a replacement card? I lost mine. Hate to have to shell out the $80 bucks for a new one when I had a $10 one.
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