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Old 09-21-2019, 03:00 PM   #1
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Christmas Camping

Something on my bucket list is to take my trailer somewhere south and camp during Christmas. Anyone ever done that before?
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Old 09-21-2019, 04:14 PM   #2
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Why do you even care if anyone has done this before. If you want to camp in the balmy weather of the south over Christmas, have at it, sounds like a great time to me. Maybe Santa will have a new Jet Ski under the tree and forget the snow skies.
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:05 PM   #3
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I camp down south every year.
I tried to get a spot at Grand Ecore for the Natchitoches Christmas Festival....all booked up. Today my barber was telling me about the Christmas Festival in Salado TX. See ya there.
http://www.salado.com/calendar.cfm
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:55 PM   #4
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We camp "south" every winter in FL. Move down on Nov. 1 and stay until April 1 generally.

Moving south for Christmas I suppose would have to take into account what you have done, and are expected to do, for Christmas with family. Many, if not most, folks enjoy Christmas with family members and have years long traditions; others don't.

When we go "south" we generally spend Christmas with my daughter in FL, but not always. It depends on what her family is doing with others from the other side of the family. Kicking back with just DW and me, no gifts, pressure etc. and listening to some Bing Crosby/Frank Sinatra and smoking a turkey breast looking at the bay....aaah! I can DO that!!
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Old 09-21-2019, 06:52 PM   #5
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Millions do it every year from Florida to California, anywhere there's NO SNOW!
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Old 09-22-2019, 02:49 AM   #6
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Christmas camping

Wow - I guess the grass is always greener on the other side! We talk about going somewhere north or west to have Christmas in the snow!
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:37 PM   #7
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West Palm Beach. Me and Notanlines know the place.
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:58 PM   #8
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Wow - I guess the grass is always greener on the other side! We talk about going somewhere north or west to have Christmas in the snow!

Going to the snow might be OK to have a change of pace and a "white" Christmas, but, trust me, owning a vacation home in the mountains at 9000' (sitting in it right now) and having enjoyed ALL the "white Christmases" (shoveling snow up and down the stairs every time you go out, plowing the road, slipping on the ice, etc. etc. etc.) I ever want to see again (owned it for 24 years), I'm THRILLED to go to FL for winter and kick back eating grouper, shrimp and oysters! Sitting/playing in the snow has lost all attraction it ever had for me.

I will say that there is a time, and we were fortunate enough to have this place, when your kids and grandkids are young enough to enjoy and revel in the "house in the snowy mountains" as my grandgirls used to call it, and be able to play in the snow, go looking for the perfect Christmas tree to cut and then sit in the glassed in living room watching the snow blanket the valley as you trim the tree. THOSE were the days still talked about while we look at all the pics of trimming trees, sledding in our valley, pulling sleds with the Jeep or horses....

There are memories to be made in the snow that are life long, but, as you said, sometimes the grass IS greener on the other side for some, like me, that would now rather sit in some warmer weather and have a new experience vs the old "snow" life.

I'm hoping you find tons of fun looking for the snow and being in it and have all the fun I've had in it in years past. As I said, the memories can last the rest of your life.
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:01 PM   #9
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Thanks for the advice everyone!
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Rob, you got that right! DW and I are dreaming of a white Christmas right now....on the white sand of a Florida beach, a SOUTH Florida beach.
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