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Old 11-16-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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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!
Ha. Nah - not us. But yes we did spend the entire weekend together, and we did build a fire in the firepit in the back yard, and I made smores!
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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Drink beer and wine and look at the stars up in the sky
We don't drink alcohol (well he doesn't, and I don't either when with him) and I already stated that looking at the stars will last about 10 minutes for him.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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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?

Well, while it's still daylight you can fix up the tent (is a "popup" you mentioned a camper?).

Then gather the firewood for your campfire for the evening.

I guess just sit around the campfire, tell stories, make smores or weiners to eat, and just enjoy the wildlife that's around you. Everytime I went camping I'd be tired by 11pm. But everyone is different.

Try to stay away from alcohol, when you're out camping. Bring lots of water and some sports drinks is good too.

Make sure to bring enough clothes (warm clothes), socks, footwear, and such.

Bring a compass for when he wants to go hiking in the morning (you never know).

Check in your sleeping bags before getting into them for the evening when you go to sleep. And check your shoes/boots in the morning before you put them back on (you never know what crawled up in your footwear).
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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We don't drink alcohol (well he doesn't, and I don't either when with him) and I already stated that looking at the stars will last about 10 minutes for him.
A few years ago, I purchased a "goto" type of telescope. It made looking at the night sky very interesting. Before that, 10 minutes would have been my limit, too. The nice thing about the "goto" type of telescope is that they are computer controlled. With mine, I can set it up, get it aligned, then "ask" the computer to point out that night's interesting features. I've seen several of the planets, a few galaxies, and some other neat celestial bodies. I've even seen the moons of Jupiter

I mention this because what was "boring" or "mundane" to me in the past became much more agreeable when I was doing it for myself. I have actually found myself outside with the telescope for a couple hours at a time, so this may be something you would want to investigate, before completely dismissing the idea.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:14 PM
 
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Well, while it's still daylight you can fix up the tent (is a "popup" you mentioned a camper?).

Then gather the firewood for your campfire for the evening.

I guess just sit around the campfire, tell stories, make smores or weiners to eat, and just enjoy the wildlife that's around you. Everytime I went camping I'd be tired by 11pm. But everyone is different.

Try to stay away from alcohol, when you're out camping. Bring lots of water and some sports drinks is good too.

Make sure to bring enough clothes (warm clothes), socks, footwear, and such.

Bring a compass for when he wants to go hiking in the morning (you never know).

Check in your sleeping bags before getting into them for the evening when you go to sleep. And check your shoes/boots in the morning before you put them back on (you never know what crawled up in your footwear).
I have been camping MANY times - I know what to bring. But I am satisfied with sitting by the fire all night. My SO, however is not going to be happy doing that. That is why I was asking. I think we'll be fine though.
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