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Old 11-12-2009, 02:55 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Oh, yes, stargazing while lying on a hot rock (best in August and best I've found in WY)
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But this must not be the place, weekend forecast = 20F and snowing (and probably 40 to 60 mph winds)
Plan B - 'Storytelling' can be very fun way to get to know someone's 'other-side' And remembering folksongs and stuff you did in the car when your parents thought it a good idea to 'take-a-drive'.

Gardening stories are good for the non-inventive, OR take along some of your favorite children's books! (leave the teddy bear home...)

Plan a 'round-the-world' trip. (then go home and quit your job and DO-IT!)
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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OK, that would scare the you know what outa me if I saw you coming!!!
Ha - yeah me too! I think night hiking is out!
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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By the way... where are you going???
Well, we WERE just going to do a short one night stay, within an hour of here, just to get some idea of what we need as far as gear (he just bought the camper). But the nor'easter has pretty much put an end to our camping plans this weekend.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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AAAWWWW so sorry...well there Will be other weekends!
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Just bring your lap top computers and camp where you can get internet. Then there won't be any problem but there's also things like portable DVD players and catching up on movies when it gets dark too early to do much outdoors. And that's one reason pop ups and RVs are popular.

That's the whole problem with winter with it's 12 or more hours of darkness and we only need 5 or 6 hours of sleep. I think that's why humans started living in groups - two people around a campfire night after night isn't as good as a whole bunch of them.

Camping is great - but it's better when there is a lot of daylight.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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Well, we WERE just going to do a short one night stay, within an hour of here, just to get some idea of what we need as far as gear (he just bought the camper). But the nor'easter has pretty much put an end to our camping plans this weekend.
Bummer.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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How about camping in ur back yard....
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well, we WERE just going to do a short one night stay, within an hour of here, just to get some idea of what we need as far as gear (he just bought the camper). But the nor'easter has pretty much put an end to our camping plans this weekend.
That's a shame. Hope you spent the weekend together anyway.

I thought sure you guys pulled in next to us this weekend but it was the exact opposite of what you described! A newish pop pulled up, the lady was driving. She gets out and starts setting up camp. he was very helpful but she was totally in charge. They were like a pit crew, didn't take a breath until everything was done ( and she double checked everything he did). She was dressed like she just got off work ( nice slacks, sensible shoes and a nice top) and he had slacks and a nice shirt. After they are all set up he gets out the lap top, sets at the picnic table and starts watching movie while she sets up inside. I don't think she sat down or dressed down the entire weekend and he just kinda stayed out of the way. It was hilarious watching them becasue I was telling hubby I wondered of it was you guys in reverse!
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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No reason you can't walk after dark...depending on the moon or how wooded the trails are. Sometimes walking out into a glade and sitting quietly is the best way to see wildlife. Near a beach? You can also canoe on a lake at night.
Also there's nothing wrong with seeking out the nearest local road house beer joint, karoke etc.
Tues night is peak Leonides meteor shower - should still be higher than normal activity this weekend.
Read poetry to each other? Or a classic? Break periodically for discussion.

I've often wondered what all those rural farmers, trappers, pioneers etc. used to do out there in the dark night after night.

I'm jealous, sounds wonderful
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I'm getting ready to go camping (popup) with someone I've not been with before. He's a real outdoorsy guy, and loves kayaking and hiking and all that, but he's a restless soul. He can't go much over an hour or so doing "nothing", and frankly I'm not far behind him in that respect.

In the summer I wouldn't even be asking, since we'd have plenty of daylight to do stuff. But now that it is getting dark so early, what do you folks do to keep yourselves busy for that 5 or 6 hours before hitting the sack? Obviously building a campfire is tops on the list, and I'll be making smores. Any other suggestions?
Drink beer and wine and look at the stars up in the sky
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