• Our trip to Punta Gorda

    From Mike Dippel@954:895/36 to All on Sun Nov 21 12:34:42 2021
    As usual, the camping trip was fun, but not without it's problems. It's
    always great to spend time with people that you have things in common
    with. One night we had a great dinner at a restaurant on the water.

    The first day we had a breakfast buffet in the clubhouse, my wife and
    were relected to the Board as Secretaries, games at night. Everything
    was great.

    But then the rains came. It rained so hard in the campground that it
    was raining sideways. Unfortunately, that exposed a leak on the
    passenger side of the unit to the point where water was coming into the
    upper cabinets.

    Thank goodness it stopped before I ran out of towels :)

    Anyway, I am still not discouraged. We have the coach scheduled to be
    sealed in the next coming weeks so we can try it all over again.

    Mike Dippel

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  • From Thumper@954:895/36 to Mike Dippel on Sun Nov 21 13:14:48 2021

    On Nov 21, 2021 12:34pm, Mike Dippel wrote to All:

    As usual, the camping trip was fun, but not without it's problems. It's always great to spend time with people that you have things in common with. One night we had a great dinner at a restaurant on the water.

    The first day we had a breakfast buffet in the clubhouse, my wife and
    were relected to the Board as Secretaries, games at night. Everything
    was great.

    But then the rains came. It rained so hard in the campground that it
    was raining sideways. Unfortunately, that exposed a leak on the
    passenger side of the unit to the point where water was coming into the upper cabinets.

    Thank goodness it stopped before I ran out of towels :)

    Anyway, I am still not discouraged. We have the coach scheduled to be sealed in the next coming weeks so we can try it all over again.

    One of our last outings was crazy to! We have a Rockwood Tent Trailer and were up in the Sierras at the end of May. Temps dropped so low that our Propane
    tank froze, then the generator quit. No heat and well below freezing. Then to top it off it started snowing. I remember the wife, dog and I huddled up on
    the couch with sleeping bags watching Daniel Boone on the TV. Ended up being a good trip in the end but started out crazy! Memeories! :)

    Thumper

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  • From Mike Dippel@954:895/1 to Thumper on Sun Nov 21 16:54:42 2021
    On 11/21/2021 1:22 PM, Thumper wrote to Mike Dippel:


    As usual, the camping trip was fun, but not without it's problems. It's
    always great to spend time with people that you have things in common with. One night we had a great dinner at a restaurant on the water.

    The first day we had a breakfast buffet in the clubhouse, my wife and were re-elected to the Board as Secretaries, games at night. Everything
    was great.

    But then the rains came. It rained so hard in the campground that it was raining sideways. Unfortunately, that exposed a leak on the passenger side of the unit to the point where water was coming into the upper cabinets.

    Thank goodness it stopped before I ran out of towels :)

    Anyway, I am still not discouraged. We have the coach scheduled to be sealed in the next coming weeks so we can try it all over again.

    One of our last outings was crazy to! We have a Rockwood Tent Trailer and were
    up in the Sierras at the end of May. Temps dropped so low that our Propane tank froze, then the generator quit. No heat and well below freezing. Then to
    top it off it started snowing. I remember the wife, dog and I huddled up on the couch with sleeping bags watching Daniel Boone on the TV. Ended up being a
    good trip in the end but started out crazy! Memories! :)

    Thumper

    Years ago, we would do weekend tent camping in Michigan. With our luck, it seemed
    that we always chose a low spot to set up camp, and when the rains came, we awoke
    very wet! We didn't have a TV, a generator or a couch. Just a tent.

    More than once, we would break camp early, stick the soaked tent in the trunk and head
    home to let the tent dry out.

    Oh, the memories!

    Mike Dippel

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  • From Sbaitso@954:895/24 to Mike Dippel on Thu Nov 25 22:18:30 2021
    Growing up I went camping in cabins at a state park for many years. I believe that there is some kind of ratio for camping, be it in a tent, cabin or RV that there has to be some kind of "disaster" once every so many trips.

    Never end of the world type stuff, more "this is gonna make one heck of a story when I get home" level problems.

    ... As a matter of fact, it IS a banana in my pocket!

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