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Old 06-08-2012, 11:07 PM
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Some noises I enjoy.

In a motel, you get the hum of the air conditioner and generally you wouldn't want to leave the windows of a motel room open at night, and there would only be the sounds of the cars and trucks driving by. In a campground/RV park, you can open the the windows, listen to cicadas or crickets chirping, even owls, and the people sounds might be a group sitting around a campfire, quietly talking, musing into the wee hours, occasional laughter or you can hear thunder off in the distance which lulls you to sleep. If you're lucky you'll wake to a storm passing through during the night.

In the morning you can sit outdoors having your coffee, watching people walk their dogs while others pack up and start roll out. If you walk around a motel, it's the sameness of each door, each room, but in a campground if you walk around it's all variety, different RVs, trailers, popups, tents. Some people put out mats, chairs, colorful lanterns -- it's all interesting to look at.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:47 AM
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Well put, Malamute.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:15 PM
Location: Wyoming
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Originally Posted by malamute View Post
Some noises I enjoy....

And babbling mountain streams. Our favorite campground, a Forest Service campground, has a mountain stream that flows past every campsite. We like to leave the windows open and listen to it. Only problem is that it gets cold in the mountains at night, even in August. Brrrrr
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:16 PM
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as a gung ho camper who always picks tent camping over other forms of lodging, i don't want to forget the noisy generators from other sites and RVs, the people who leave their kids up being noisy inside, with cartoons turned up full force, or the piercing lights they put on the sides, shining right into your tent. just wanted to throw two cents out there in all these comments about how RVing is the best, not to be a campsite jerk just because you feel your home is with you.
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