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    Robin got a reaction from ThemeParkCommando in Dollywood help   
    Just back and we loved Creekside! I would recommend it.
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    Robin got a reaction from momof3kids-Yvonne in Proposal at Fort Wilderness Campground   
    Maybe a carriage ride? Congrats!
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    Robin got a reaction from twiceblessed....nacole in Disney Genie goes live October 19   
    I hope it fails!
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    Robin got a reaction from Tony in A sweet time!   
    One girl was up early ready to go the other I had to wake up. We got ready had breakfast and walked up to the little store they have. They have discount tickets for Hershey attractions. Got are tickets and my niece showed me a sweatshirt she was thinking of buying. We made the short walk back to the site and piled into the van.
     This morning we are going to Hershey Gardens. This was a first for all of us. It was a hot sunny day. They have those sun blocker umbrellas you can borrow. The gardens are beautiful and they have a butterfly room. The girls walked around with us for a bit and then went on their own.  It wasn't to crowded which was nice. We spent a couple of hours here and the girls wanted lunch.
    We made a quick stop at the grocery store that was 5 min down the road and picked up some things for lunch and dinner for the next of couple of days.
    Back at the site we had lunch and we put the AC on in the camper. The pool was closed for cleaning so, the girls relaxed and the hubby and I walked around the campground.
    While walking it started to get dark and looking like rain. We headed back but, not in time a brief shower went through. It was almost done when we made it back. We got the girls ready tonight we are going to the theme park. 
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    Robin got a reaction from Tony in A sweet time!   
    We just got back from a trip to the sweet spot. Any guesses? Here is a hint chocolate. 
     This was the first time out in are new to us travel trailer. In this trip is my husband my self and 2 older teen nieces. One from my side and one from my husbands side. My one niece picked the place so she was really excited. The girls did not know about the new camper we kept it a surprise. We parked around the corner when we picked them up and they really got excited to see the camper. 
     We have memberships at six flags with dinning and would be driving right past it. We decided to make a quick stop remember that word and get something to eat since it is already paid for. We have about a 45 min drive to get here. About half way my husband notices the lights on the camper have stopped working. We pull over and the turn signals and brake lights work just not the running lights. It is not dark out yet so we continue on he will look at it more when we get there. We arrive and park in the busses lot and run in. We get are food and are snack and, eat real quick. My husband heads out to look at the lights I stay with the girls they want to ride one coaster. 
     The line was longer than we thought I was getting a bit nervous we had to get going. I had not heard from my husband but was not worried. After the ride we refill are soda cups and hit the bathroom. I rush the girls along and we make are way back to the van and camper. As we get closer I see the back door open to the van and my husband still working on the lights. At this point it's been a little over a hour. Now I know why he never called me.
     Do we fix the lights or head back home?
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    Robin got a reaction from ThemeParkCommando in Do we have to leave?   
    After getting to sleep later than I wanted it was time to get up. The family behind us decided that 10:00 was not to late to start dinner I heard the whole process loud and clear. Who wants corn who needs a drink etc. We have a repeat day just like yesterday breakfast, bike ride, Epcot. We arrive almost the exact same time and park in almost the exact spot. Today we hit up Test track first. We really missed the design your own car and, the hands on at the end. We make are way into the countries and skip over to America. There is a little time before the next show so, we look around the little art shop. Soon we are seated and enjoying the show. We have not seen this since 2014 so it was time. After we take some photos and watch the train for a bit in Germany. We walk over to the United Kingdom. My husband and I enjoy walking around the tea garden. My son is bored by this he finds a bench and waits for us. We peek in some windows and walk over to Canada. We watch some of the show on the stage and watch the movie. We have not seen the new movie yet so something new to us. We are Shitt's Creek fans so we kept thinking about the characters from the show.  My husband got a treat here he said it was good.  
    Next I think we did the butterfly garden and got some free applesauce. You read right free! Not just a sample a whole pouch for each of us. We then walk into the showplace. My husband gets something to eat I believe it was the slider at the favorites both and really liked it. We look at the garden display and hit the restrooms before leaving. I have to saw now this is a bathroom! 
    We take are trip with are Imagination it was a walk on. Back in 2005 on New Years Eve I think we waited well over a hour maybe closer to two never again, live and learn. We then take a break by watching the film festival. These are always so cute. After we take some photos by the walls and, back track into the counties.
    We now stop in Japan my son gets something to eat we walk around the shop we miss watching the pick a pearl. He is still hungry as I am also we make are way back to China and have a repeat meal from yesterday. Can't skip on tradition right? After dinner we buy a Mickey spinner that I saw the day before and really wanted. It is now hanging up in my backyard and I just love it!
    We walk over to Mexico and walk into the orchid garden it is beautiful. It's tucked away and easy to miss walking by. We see the line for the Fiesta tour is 20 min so we jump into line. I tell my husband that there is now cardboard cutouts of the Caballeros but, wait there the little guys are in all their glory. That was nice to see they must of just arrived back.
    Mission space is something I can take or leave. I could never do orange only green. My husband can't do either side my son will ride the baby side with me. We wait 5 min and we are on. We take are time and walk around looking at the flowers and I get a snack. 
    We save Spaceship Earth for last and enjoy the trip. Again we miss the end of the attraction things. We stop to take some more photos on the way out. I was really dragging my feet as this was are last full day. 
    We do not even attempt the pool tonight. We start to get things organized for packing up tomorrow. There some noise behind us loud but, not to bad. We did get new neighbors while we were gone but it's quiet by them. Are last night how time flies!
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    Robin got a reaction from mmfancipher in The Agony and Ecstasy of our trip   
    I also love EWP! I have fond memories of watching this and hope it never changes.
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    Robin got a reaction from mmfancipher in The Agony and Ecstasy of our trip   
    Thanks for sharing! I know has your kids older these times together mean more. 
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    Robin got a reaction from h2odivers...Ray in Do we have to leave?   
    We left off with the dinner question. Before we get to that I forgot to mention on the way to play shuffle board we stopped at the horse barn. Just as we got in it started to rain. It was nice to look around. This was are first time seeing the new barn. They did a great job! Just has we are getting ready to leave the rain stopped.
     Now back to dinner. We had planned to grill out tonight but, that changed when my son heard that there was a Fuddruckers still open. Are local one closed down for good last year. This is a place he always enjoyed going. We gave in and that's where we went. It was not busy at all. We placed are order and found a table outside. The table next to us was full of garbage and not just from the restaurant. It was there the whole time. No employee ever game out to check the tables. The food was good but, we missed the toppings bar. You had to order what you wanted not the same. After dinner my son and I did a little exploring. I had heard this shopping center was going to be closing this year for a new road that will be going thru. A few of the restaurants never reopened after the covid shut down. It was interesting to see all the stuff that was left and how much damage some of these places had. We head back to the Fort.
    My son had a friend down the same time. They picked him up at the front of the Fort. What do we do? Well bike ride of course. We bike around for a bit and end playing bad joke bingo with another family. This was a lot of fun even if we did not win. Now it is time for dessert we head over to  P&J takeout and we each got strawberry shortcake. We have been to the Hoop Dee Doo a few times and it is the best strawberry shortcake I have ever had. I was so happy to see it here I can not even tell you. We found 2 rockers empty and I have to say this was one of the best moments of the trip. We just enjoyed the night and people watching having a super yummy dessert.
     We head back to the camper and relaxed for a while. My son made it back and we went to bed. This was a great day!
    Park day tomorrow but, we can sleep in and no rushing around.  
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    Robin got a reaction from ThemeParkCommando in Do we have to leave?   
    We slept in today it is so peaceful here. The site next to us and across from us are packing up. We made another big breakfast this is what I love about camping no waiting in a crowded place and made just the way I like it. As we are getting are stuff ready for the comfort station to get ready for the day there is a little boy from the site at the beginning of loop riding his bike into are site. I would guess maybe 4 years old. He starts talking to us and rides with us has we head down. He tells us that he has to go home today. We say we are sorry and did he have fun? He says he did and it was ok that he was leaving he gets to play with all the new toys he got. He was super cute and it reminds me that will be us soon backing up to leave. Side note they did not leave till around noon.
    When we get back my husband and I go for a bike ride while my son relaxes. We love riding around seeing all the cute decorations and all the different campers. We ride for about a hour and head back. We then decide to go mini golfing. In the past we have gone to winter and summer that is not open. I call Fantasia for a reservation and was told we don't need one. We head on out and find it with no problems. Now getting in is a little tricky has there is construction going on around it. We figure it out and put are names in. There is 2 other groups waiting before us. We wait about 10 min not to bad we don't mind waiting it's nice to just sit and look around. We have a great time here I was a little nervous we would not like it has much as winter summer but, we do. My husband was the big winner but, not by much.
    We head back to the Fort and decide to play shuffle board. While getting are stuff I put are names down for the Tye Dye shirts. My son decides he doesn't want to make one. We ask about renting a canoe and was told they are not renting them today because of wildlife in the area. Not sure what that means she said they check it every morning and come back tomorrow. This was a little disappointing to my son he really wanted to do this. Maybe they should have a sign up? We head to the court and a family asks us where they can get the stuff to play. They arrive back and we give them a quick explanation on how to play this is their first time. After a couple of games this time I end up the winner! My son heads back to the camper it's time for us to make the shirts. We have done this once about 4 years ago. It is much more organized this time. We are spaced out at tables and ,told we have to wear a mask. I tell the CM running it how much better this is from last time. She says they finally listen to her that she has been telling them for years how they need to change it. The shirts already have the rubber bands on them. The dye is all lined up nice and neat. We get a little talk with some tips on how to make them and we start. We have a lot of fun making these and it seems pretty popular people keep coming in and out. After this we head back to the camper and decide the big question what's for dinner? 
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    Robin got a reaction from ThemeParkCommando in Do we have to leave?   
    We left off with the dinner question. Before we get to that I forgot to mention on the way to play shuffle board we stopped at the horse barn. Just as we got in it started to rain. It was nice to look around. This was are first time seeing the new barn. They did a great job! Just has we are getting ready to leave the rain stopped.
     Now back to dinner. We had planned to grill out tonight but, that changed when my son heard that there was a Fuddruckers still open. Are local one closed down for good last year. This is a place he always enjoyed going. We gave in and that's where we went. It was not busy at all. We placed are order and found a table outside. The table next to us was full of garbage and not just from the restaurant. It was there the whole time. No employee ever game out to check the tables. The food was good but, we missed the toppings bar. You had to order what you wanted not the same. After dinner my son and I did a little exploring. I had heard this shopping center was going to be closing this year for a new road that will be going thru. A few of the restaurants never reopened after the covid shut down. It was interesting to see all the stuff that was left and how much damage some of these places had. We head back to the Fort.
    My son had a friend down the same time. They picked him up at the front of the Fort. What do we do? Well bike ride of course. We bike around for a bit and end playing bad joke bingo with another family. This was a lot of fun even if we did not win. Now it is time for dessert we head over to  P&J takeout and we each got strawberry shortcake. We have been to the Hoop Dee Doo a few times and it is the best strawberry shortcake I have ever had. I was so happy to see it here I can not even tell you. We found 2 rockers empty and I have to say this was one of the best moments of the trip. We just enjoyed the night and people watching having a super yummy dessert.
     We head back to the camper and relaxed for a while. My son made it back and we went to bed. This was a great day!
    Park day tomorrow but, we can sleep in and no rushing around.  
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    Robin got a reaction from Katman1356...Jason in Two new Nightime Spectaculars to premiere for the 50th Anniversary   
    Thanks for sharing!
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    Robin got a reaction from h2odivers...Ray in Do we have to leave?   
    Dinner what to do? Do we run to the store and make something, eat out or, get takeout? We are getting hungry we decide to go some where and sit on the patio and enjoy the nice night. I had heard somewhere that Millers Ale House was good. I called and asked if they had outdoor seating was told yes. We arrive my husband parks the van we have a big 12 passenger van so parking can be a bit tricky. I run in and ask the young employee at the front to be seated outside. He points and says if you find a table take it. Ok not off to a great start. I head in the direction that was so nicely pointed out to me. To find a open air bar not really the outdoor seating I was thinking. I see my husband and son and grab them. We did manage to find a table and we wait. It was very loud inside and lot's of people smoking. Finally a waiter comes over with some menus and takes are drink order. After a day at the beach in the sun we just want ice water. He does not seem very happy about that. He leaves we decide what we want and wait. While waiting we decide we should just get it to go. The music is so loud we have to shout at each other to be heard. We just wanted a quiet dinner outside. After waiting close to 15 min he arrives back with are water. We place a to go order with him. My son wants to look in those tacky gift shops for souvenirs for his friends. We leave my husband to wait for the food. The food is done really quick we rush my son and head back to the fort. 
     Now this is more like it a nice quiet table outside. We eat are dinner it was good not great. I do not think we will be going back. After dinner we watch a little TV and go to bed. Another no park tomorrow what will we do?
     
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    Robin got a reaction from h2odivers...Ray in Do we have to leave?   
    The last ride of the night is going to be Mine Train. We make are way over and wait the 35 min posted time. After this we are done. We make are way out we walk thru the castle. We take are time and really look around. We decide to not leave the park just yet. There is a mob of people walking out and a huge line to get in the shops.  We decide to take a bench down a side street by the glass shop. It is so quite here there is only 2 other people. This is the first time that I heard the singing lessons going on in one of the upstairs windows. After a bit I wander in the glass shop and look around. We sit down here for about a half hour. We then make a stop in the Town Hall I want to fill out a card about the great service I got earlier. There is a small wait I don't mind. After this I can't delay any longer we head out.
      We find the boats and wait. We wait about 15 min when a boat pulls up for us. This time the captain tells us if we are using Disney transportation we need to wear are mask. We find a seat only to be moved 3 times trying to get everyone on. The captain was nice about it and we had a good time teasing him about it. 
     We get back to are site and find out we have new neighbors. The family that was packing up when we left is gone and someone new is in there spot. Ok so when are they closing the loop?
    Tomorrow we get to sleep in no park. What will we do? 
     
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    Robin got a reaction from Ivy in Do we have to leave?   
    The first ride of the day is Pirates. Then Big thunder and Haunted mansion all three had a 20 min wait. We then board the Liberty Bell. While waiting to leave we see are first cavalcade. After a nice trip around and, lot's of waving we exit and plan to ride a raft over to Tom's island but it is not running. I then run into the Horseshoe restaurant to get some water while in there I have the nicest Cm help me out. After a quick break we see that the rafts are now running.
     We have not been over to Tom Sawyer Island in a long time my son really doesn't remember it. Let me tell you how nice it is to have some room on those rafts. We explore the island for about a hour and head back out. It was a nice break away from the crowds. Next we head into Fantasyland and, ride Perter pan, It's a small world, Pooh and, we watch Mickey's PhillarMagic.
     My son decides he wants a waffle and chicken sandwich. We had seen someone with it and they say it it's good. We head over and order at the window. While waiting we see another cavalcade. He enjoys his sandwich and the chips it comes with. We decide now is to the time to ride Splash. It's later in the day but not to late that you can still dry quickly. The line is a little bit shorter than what it was earlier.
     Wait time is posted 60 min. It starts to sprinkle while we are in line but only lasts a few min. This might be the last time we ride it as Splash so we really wanted to make sure we ride it. It takes about 45 min not to bad. I'm short my son is tall I make sure he sit's in front of me. He get's the very front and get's pretty wet. I really only get a little wet. My plan worked! Big thunder only has a 15 min wait we all love this ride and take another trip on the wildest ride in the wilderness.
     Now is the time of the day when we usually would head over to the Ice Cream Parlor and get a nice treat. Sadly it was not open. We look forward to this every trip. Now is it the best ice cream I have ever had? No but, it is something we have done since my son was little. They did have some ice cream available by Cosmic Rays but we decided to skip it.
     My son and I get in line for Space Mountain my husband doesn't like this ride it's to rough for him he takes a pass. Wait time is posted 35 min. Soon after we are in line it starts to grow and wait time is posted 45 min. While we are doing this my husband mobile orders us some burgers and fries. We end up waiting the 35 min. This ride is rough but, I still like it. We find my husband eat and decide what's next. it's starting to get late we have to pick and choose.
     We decide on Buzz again I find a really nice Cm while waiting in line and we chat for a few min. The final outcome was I was the biggest looser. We head over to the newly opened PeopleMover in which we wait longer than we did for Buzz.
     We have time for one more ride. What will the last ride be?
     
       
     
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    Robin got a reaction from h2odivers...Ray in Do we have to leave?   
    The first ride of the day is Pirates. Then Big thunder and Haunted mansion all three had a 20 min wait. We then board the Liberty Bell. While waiting to leave we see are first cavalcade. After a nice trip around and, lot's of waving we exit and plan to ride a raft over to Tom's island but it is not running. I then run into the Horseshoe restaurant to get some water while in there I have the nicest Cm help me out. After a quick break we see that the rafts are now running.
     We have not been over to Tom Sawyer Island in a long time my son really doesn't remember it. Let me tell you how nice it is to have some room on those rafts. We explore the island for about a hour and head back out. It was a nice break away from the crowds. Next we head into Fantasyland and, ride Perter pan, It's a small world, Pooh and, we watch Mickey's PhillarMagic.
     My son decides he wants a waffle and chicken sandwich. We had seen someone with it and they say it it's good. We head over and order at the window. While waiting we see another cavalcade. He enjoys his sandwich and the chips it comes with. We decide now is to the time to ride Splash. It's later in the day but not to late that you can still dry quickly. The line is a little bit shorter than what it was earlier.
     Wait time is posted 60 min. It starts to sprinkle while we are in line but only lasts a few min. This might be the last time we ride it as Splash so we really wanted to make sure we ride it. It takes about 45 min not to bad. I'm short my son is tall I make sure he sit's in front of me. He get's the very front and get's pretty wet. I really only get a little wet. My plan worked! Big thunder only has a 15 min wait we all love this ride and take another trip on the wildest ride in the wilderness.
     Now is the time of the day when we usually would head over to the Ice Cream Parlor and get a nice treat. Sadly it was not open. We look forward to this every trip. Now is it the best ice cream I have ever had? No but, it is something we have done since my son was little. They did have some ice cream available by Cosmic Rays but we decided to skip it.
     My son and I get in line for Space Mountain my husband doesn't like this ride it's to rough for him he takes a pass. Wait time is posted 35 min. Soon after we are in line it starts to grow and wait time is posted 45 min. While we are doing this my husband mobile orders us some burgers and fries. We end up waiting the 35 min. This ride is rough but, I still like it. We find my husband eat and decide what's next. it's starting to get late we have to pick and choose.
     We decide on Buzz again I find a really nice Cm while waiting in line and we chat for a few min. The final outcome was I was the biggest looser. We head over to the newly opened PeopleMover in which we wait longer than we did for Buzz.
     We have time for one more ride. What will the last ride be?
     
       
     
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    Robin got a reaction from momof3kids-Yvonne in If your Traveling to the Fort on I-95 you need to know about Buc-ee's   
    We stopped in here last weekend around 10:30 at night it was packed! This place is huge people had shopping carts full of stuff. My son did buy some beef jerky and drinks.
    Nice clean bathrooms plenty of parking which is nice.
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    Robin got a reaction from fladogfan aka Gretchen in The rarest of rares. A Discount on the Campsites and only the Campsites!   
    I was able to get the discount! Saved us some money! Thanks for posting this!
    Can't wait we will be there May 15-23.
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    Robin got a reaction from Katman1356...Jason in The rarest of rares. A Discount on the Campsites and only the Campsites!   
    I was able to get the discount! Saved us some money! Thanks for posting this!
    Can't wait we will be there May 15-23.
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    Robin got a reaction from djsamuel in Fort Wilderness August 28 - September 6   
    I liked your hat in the first picture. I'm glad you had a nice time. The parks do look sad to me being so empty.
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    Robin got a reaction from fladogfan aka Gretchen in A little get away   
    After finally getting a restful nights sleep it was time to leave. My husband and I took one last walk around. This time we walked in a area by the store. More seasonal sites,this place is big. We decided to skip making breakfast. It was looking like rain. We started to pack up. With having a pop up you do not want to take it down in the rain if you know what I mean? Side note we have wanted a new camper for so long but life keeps getting in the way.
    My son and I made one more trek up to the bathroom the hill is starting to feel like a mountain. When we got back my husband had it pretty much done. It was starting to get really dark. I was sad that we did not play any games the whole time so, we brought out some uno cards and a few snacks. We just started to play when we heard thunder. So much for family game time. Hitched up the pop took one last look around and pulled out.
     Stopped in the office to turn in the gate card. There was two girls working one in late teens one in early twenty's. I told them about are stay and that we would not be back. The older girl new right away right where are site was and the people I was talking about. I told her that it would of been nice to be warned when I called for the reservation. She said the usual sorry and I will pass it on. My son came in just as I was about to leave with a umbrella it was pouring! A perfect ending at least we got all packed up first!
    It rained on and off all the way home. Was really storming once we got home with a ton of lighting. We ran in the house with what needed to come in. Once in found out that lighting had struck and we had no cable, internet or, wifi. Looks like family game night is back on.
    Final thought it was good to get away we made the best of it. Thanks for reading along and I wish quiet camping nights for everyone!
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    Robin got a reaction from h2odivers...Ray in A little get away   
    My son decided he wanted to sit in the hot tub. A few kids in the pool hot tub open. He gets in I put my feet in and husband finds a chair.
     After about 10 min my son wants to stay in my husband and I head off on a walk. We head down towards the lake. They have a really long pier we walk to the end. Some of the boards could use replacing. We see the canoes and a couple of paddle boats one is sunk in the water. There is a bunch of garbage on the small beach.
    Head back to pool area son is on the phone with his cousin. We talk for a bit and son wants to stay. Husband and I head off. Now the other night husband wanted to go down this road I was to tired so, that's were we head. There is a lot more seasonal sites here and then we see a huge grassy area for night campers and I start to wonder if this would of been more quiet? I do not think seasonal campers would of put up with the noise. We keep on walking all the way to the end. We find a little playground a pavilion that activities are in. Side note they had a sign on the office door with some activities listed. I just thought it was at a little building up by the office that when we walked by had art supplies and games. I guess I was wrong this was the place. There also was a building with laundry and a bathroom. All of this seemed pretty new. The bathroom was clean and had a bunch of showers. Now the first night I asked the woman selling tye dye where are the bathrooms? She told me port potties or up the hill by the pool. We could of driven down here and used these nice bathrooms to shower and get ready.
     I was mad at myself for not walking down here sooner I would of loved to see if there was any open sites. I really hope there wasn't because some sites did look like they had been empty. I would hope they would not of put us in the party central if they had open spots here.We head back and tell my son about what we have found he wants to see, we leave him and get the van it's a long walk. We bring his stuff with and he gets dressed there. After that it's still kind of early but if we sit down we will fall asleep. What should we do? Ice cream of course why break the streak now? We head off into town and get are last treat. After this we head back my husband and son make a small fire. We sit out there for a little while and my husband heads off to bed. My son and I watch one episode of the office. We call it a night he makes sure the fire is out I head up the hill to the bathroom thinking about the what if's with that other camping area.
    Looking forward to a quiet night sleep. 
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    Robin got a reaction from fladogfan aka Gretchen in A little get away   
    Normally I would of done or said something but, when people have been drinking all day I thought it wise to let it be. Plus I think it would of been obvious who turned it off.
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    Robin got a reaction from mouseketab.....Carol in Some of the Womenz Got Defeated   
    I love your little camper!
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