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john warren 07-16-2012 01:56 PM

what time do you go to bed or get up?
 
been looking at some threads about dark curtains and lights and such and got to wondering.... what time do people go to bed and get up when they camp or travel?
as a person that ran my own businesses a lot of my life,,, i still get up early reguardless . usually 4 or 5 am... and i reall have to force myself to stay in till 6 am. uh my wife on the otherhand has no such trouble,,,,lol.

i usually go to bed about dark,, home or away. so my lighting needs end up being very minimal in the evening. and in the morning i make coffee and read my kindle or listen to my radio, and don't use more then maybe our poarch light if i need it. as far as dark curtains,,,unless i take a nap during the day i don't see a need for them,,, and a little light never stopped me from a very proffesional appearing nap.

so at camp,,, what time do you conk out and get up? am i just wierd?

about sleep i mean.B)

Kevin A 07-16-2012 02:12 PM

When camping, Cindy usually gets up between 5 and 6 a.m. to do some exercises in our screen house just outside the front door of the UHaul. I try to sleep until 6:30 if possible, unless we have a round of golf scheduled somewhere. If golfing, we try to start playing by 7 a.m. to get in 9 holes before it gets hot. Done by 9 a.m. and the whole day still ahead of us!

We usually head inside the trailer around 9 p.m. unless we have guests over in the screen house, since it has a central roof light (chandelier made out of a utility work light!). We like to watch part of a movie before going to sleep, but we rarely make it through much more than 30 minutes of a movie. We can stretch a movie over several nights!

BCDave 07-16-2012 02:58 PM

Just as when I was working...

I very seldom get to bed much before midnite, usually "up 'n' attem" by 6

Get on the road by 8 AM, drive til 8 PM or so, then look 4 a place to set up for the night. On the computer til near midnite again. Repeat as required until we get where we are going.

floyd 07-16-2012 03:52 PM

When traveling or camping, we usually go to bed when we are tired and wake up with no alarm. That's about half the point, ain't it? ^_^
I got up at 5:30AM for nearly 40 years and never got used to it, now it just depends on what we are looking forward to each day.:steer:bed:dance:thumb

melissab 07-16-2012 03:58 PM

Wow! Ya'll are early birds!!! I've never been a morning person and since Hubby is a shift worker that works out great. Unless an alarm is set we're never up before 10am or even later. 9am is "early" for us. I did discover though when traveling across country my internal clock resets and I'm ready for bed by 9 or 10pm instead of the usual midnight or 1am and so wake between 7 and 8am. Getting the kids up on the other hand usually takes at least an hour or more so we are usually not on the road till at least 10 am. Being used to late hours I can drive til 1am if necessary and then just pull into a truck stop or Walmart with no setup involved. Just crawl into bed.

BigLew 07-16-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by melissab (Post 321623)
Wow! Ya'll are early birds!!! I've never been a morning person and since Hubby is a shift worker that works out great. Unless an alarm is set we're never up before 10am or even later. 9am is "early" for us. I did discover though when traveling across country my internal clock resets and I'm ready for bed by 9 or 10pm instead of the usual midnight or 1am and so wake between 7 and 8am. Getting the kids up on the other hand usually takes at least an hour or more so we are usually not on the road till at least 10 am. Being used to late hours I can drive til 1am if necessary and then just pull into a truck stop or Walmart with no setup involved. Just crawl into bed.


That's because your so young Melissa. When you get old like some of us, you'll be in bed at dark and up before 6. You'll see!:D

steve dunham 07-16-2012 05:04 PM

In bed by 10:00 PM , up by 5:30 to 6:00 AM. I find nothing more pleasant than to sit outside early in the morning when it is cool , sip a cup of fresh coffee and watch & listen to the world wake up.

BCDave 07-16-2012 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by BCDave (Post 321605)
Just as when I was working...

I very seldom get to bed much before midnite, usually "up 'n' attem" by 6

Get on the road by 8 AM, drive til 8 PM or so, then look 4 a place to set up for the night. On the computer til near midnite again. Repeat as required until we get where we are going.


And then, when I'm at home - its more like "up till midnite, sleep til 9:30 or 10 AM then sloth around till noon before I get to doing anything"!

I'm WAY more relaxed and get WAY more sleep at home than on a trip

theresa p 07-16-2012 05:08 PM

with our windows tinted, we find it VERY easy to sleep in until 8 or 830. that's late for us. bedtime is usually around 10 or so. getting up early---like 6---is reserved for travelling days. and when travelling, we're either at a walmart or flying j or the like where the activity from others wakes us without an alarm. in fact, i don't even think our little clock has an alarm on it...because that doesn't fit with our idea of camping!!

rgrugg 07-16-2012 05:11 PM

Usually in bed after the weather on the 11 o'clock news. However, if not in the eastern time zone, in bed after the weather on the 10 o'clock news. I'm up by 7 no matter the time zone after my internal clock is reset...usually about a 3 day deal. My wife usually gets up at 8 when I don't let her sleep any longer.

Jim Bennett 07-16-2012 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by steve dunham (Post 321638)
In bed by 10:00 PM , up by 5:30 to 6:00 AM. I find nothing more pleasant than to sit outside early in the morning when it is cool , sip a cup of fresh coffee and watch & listen to the world wake up.

Amen, brother. Really close to my routine, including the cup of coffee while contemplating life as others rest.

My wife has the same bedtime, but sleeps until 7ish.

I just can't fathom sleeping much longer, to me it seems like a waste of part of my lifetime.

jen b 07-16-2012 05:37 PM

While out on trips with the Burro we try to be up around 4:30 - 5:00 so we can eat something and then hit the trails with camera gear by the time the sun comes up. Drag 25 pounds of equipment around for 4-5 hours hoping to find moose/squirrels/birds/bears/whatever will hold still for a second in front of the camera. Then second breakfast, then a nap, and another outing to catch afternoon-evening light. By 9pm we're totally pooped and ready to call it a day. Rinse, repeat the next day.

CindyL 07-16-2012 05:38 PM

Like Kevin said, I get up early, work out, and then sit with a cup of coffee listening to the birds and watching the campground wake up. This is my favorite part of camping is before anyone else is up.

So if you are a late sleeper, as long as you are not loud at night, you are welcome next to me, so you don't disturb the animals I am watching. However, be aware that you ARE being watched. I have seen some interesting getups in the early AM.

CindyL

Raz 07-16-2012 05:38 PM

Most nights in bed by 9:00. Up 4:30 - 5:00. On the road we tend to sleep a little later. Raz


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