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Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! #4802180
07/01/18 09:50 AM
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Vern_in_IL Offline OP
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Where is everyone? It's the weekend before the 4th and campgrounds are not even 1/8th of capacity. I got ALL WEEK OFF, this is like the perfect camp holiday, having 7 days to camp.

So last night started the Fireworks shows., going to be great since 4th is mid week, I have the opportunity to watch 5 public displays and plenty of time for private backyard shows.

Have a happy 4th and love watching my $4k stash of pyro go up in smoke!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last edited by wwillson; 07/01/18 01:07 PM. Reason: censor bypass
Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802200
07/01/18 10:05 AM
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out there
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out there
Perhaps the heat?


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Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802212
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We went to the Indy Zoo yesterday morning and usually on a Saturday in summer its packed. Yesterday it was easily a third of the usual crowds. I attribute it to the oppressive heat and humidity.

Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802220
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Most folks are at the RV Park, with their motorhome...


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Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802226
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When we were living in Kentucky, the RV parks were always full and the campgrounds were quite deserted. I think a lot of people of gone away from pitching a tent to sleeping in a luxury motorhome with TV and Wi-Fi!


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Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802227
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RV park here in Michigan is empty too. I talked to the owners a few weeks ago, they said with a mid week 4th, they were not full either weekend. I found that strange. But I do like it quiet. So I am not complaining!! But it sucks for them, they are a seasonal business after all.....

It is hotter than dutch love on a Saturday night out there, so that could be part of it.

Dutch


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Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802251
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Originally Posted By: Vern_in_IL
Where the [censored] is everyone? It's the weekend before the 4th and campgrounds are not even 1/8th of capacity. Have a happy 4th and love watching my $4k stash of pyro go up in smoke!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wait....you're complaining you've got a campground to yourself?? Fire ban here so many are probably staying home.

If I spend money on something that goes BANG a little pill is coming out of a barrel...


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Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802253
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If I want to camp out, I'll just walk out my back door.


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Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802265
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Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802272
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I just booked a hotel room in Myrtle Beach at the last minute for cheap. I didn't think anything would be available but I got a nice ocean view room in a resort for under $100/night. Nice room with a full kitchen and multiple indoor/outdoor pools.

Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802282
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We own a trailer and we did not go this weekend because of the heat. Canada Day weekend and the heat in South Western Ontario is brutal.


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Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802283
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NY, USA, etc.
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Most people will be there from the 4th thru the weekend after, not before.

Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802293
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I was going to take my grandsons camping but temps of 97F combined with 87% humidity, topped off with a lot of pesky mosquitoes from frequent rains, and it would not be good.

I had bought a lot of toy smoke grenades so we could play Army; maybe that would keep the mosquitoes at bay?


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Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802295
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I'm on an island off the coast of Maine. Sea breeze is amazing and it's dead here, too. No complaints!

Re: Campgrounds EMPTY??? weekend before the 4th! [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4802307
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Oh whee... Fireworks in June. My neighbor started shooting them off last (Saturday) night. My dog isn't thrilled about it, and neither am I.

Can we just curb our excitement for a few days and shoot them off on the 4th?


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