See You Later

Canada
July 6, 2017 6:52am CST
My sister and I will be leaving in a couple of hours, heading for camp. We camp at a state park, the one our parents took us us to as children. We started taking our children camping in 1986. We missed one year since because my sister's house had a fire and my business in Port Dalhousie, Ontario was too busy to leave it. Our children grew up camping together and still join us when they can. This year two of Elaine's girls will camp next to us for a long weekend. Last year they all joined us for a good time. The skies are cloudy and it is suppose to rain. We hope we get our tents up before the rain but I have a feeling we are going to get wet. I won't melt.... The photo I took just now, showing some clouds but a beautiful scene of land my dad saved from housing delevoments by buying a few hundred acres from a farmer who needed to sell it back in the 1950's I'm still trying to catch up but thankfully, life gets in the way. I'll see you later, after camping. (No electricity, no wifi, no phones) we are taking some side trips, I might get on while on those trips... Happy July!
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@LadyDuck (181692)
• Switzerland
6 Jul 17
I am sorry that your camping will start with rain, it must be pretty uncomfortable to set the tents under the rain. Good luck, may be the sun will come back for you.
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• Canada
22 Jul 17
Turned out the first day was gorgeous, the rain came later and I will tell the stories....soon, when I get catched up
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@LadyDuck (181692)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 17
@PainsOnSlate That's great, I am happy you had a gorgeous first day.
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@Juliaacv (34101)
• Canada
6 Jul 17
What a beautiful piece of property here. I can see the clouds moving in-but you've got the right attitude, you won't melt! Enjoy your time together camping, can't wait to hear the stories that you'll bring back in August.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
I'm trying to catch up and when it is done I will be writing. The rain was awesome and the river so high we only got in it a few times.. but we had a great time.
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@Juliaacv (34101)
• Canada
3 Aug 17
@PainsOnSlate Oh that sounds wonderful-so much better then staying at home, right?
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
@Juliaacv we love living in the wilderness with rangers around if we need help...
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@vandana7 (68431)
• India
6 Jul 17
Aw...that can be a bit off color...but may be it will be greenery all around when you wake up...I also love how the ground smells when it receives first showers.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We don't mind rain as long as we are set up and ready for it. Setting up in the rain takes more time than in the dry so we usually set up a pop-up for a roof over our head and play games until it stops. This year my sister's girls set us up while we played with the children. It was beautiful!
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@vandana7 (68431)
• India
3 Aug 17
@PainsOnSlate .. Can you take a picture of that so we would know what it means?
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
@vandana7 this is a pop up - I use it for craft shows, while camping we use it for shade and so we don't get wet...
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 17
Happy July to you! Hope you enjoy your camping!
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
Thank you, we had a good time!
@DWDavis (15002)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
6 Jul 17
They say rain at the start of an adventure is a sign of good luck. I hope you have a wonderful time camping.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We did have a wonderful time with a few disappointments I will be3 writing about soon, when I catch up on my comments.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
6 Jul 17
It can't be too comfortable camping when it is raining.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We prepare for rain and have cover so its usually not a problem, setting up in the rain is not easy but we have done it before. I have stories coming about the rain... stay tuned.
@aishanee (436)
• Cuttack, India
6 Jul 17
That's a lovely picture there.your post made me reminisce the good old school days when we went on Girl Guide camps,trekkings,hiking,bon fire,etc I hope you have a great time and do not forget to share your experiences with us .enjoy!
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
I will be sharing as soon as I catch up here on myLot with my comments. being away for a month was a long time.
@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
6 Jul 17
Have a great time! We are planning 2 camping trips this summer, both in August. We'll go to Old Forge the first weekend in August, camp for 2 nights, and bring the kids to Enchanted Forest. Then Labor Day weekend we'll go back to Saranac Lake and camp for 3 nights. I am definitely looking forward to it. I used to camp near Saranac Lake when I was a kid. I absolutely love it up there!
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
When the kids were small we camped twice, one in July and one in August. In the Adirondacks we found August was too cold, we couldn't stay up and enjoy a fire because it was so cold at night. Then we chose two weeks in July.... I've never been to Saranac but I've heard it is gorgeous. Enjoy your camping!
• United States
4 Aug 17
@PainsOnSlate We're heading up to Old Forge tonight and we're going to the water park tomorrow. It's supposed to be cold tomorrow :(
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• Canada
4 Aug 17
@katsmeow1213 have fun!
@bluesa (15196)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Jul 17
Happy July @PainsOnSlate :) . Have a totally wonderful time and enjoy being away from it all.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
Thank you, we did enjoy our time in the woods.
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@bluesa (15196)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Aug 17
@PainsOnSlate , I am happy you did. Welcome back!
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• United States
8 Jul 17
Hubby said we are going camping at some point. Not sure when will be able to with all we have to do in our home for repairs. But, I do know we need some fun time too. You enjoy yourself lady. Don't worry about other things.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We did have a good time with a bit of frustration..stay tuned I will write when I catch up. Sorry I couldn't meet with you, will look for next year.
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• United States
4 Aug 17
@PainsOnSlate I look forward to it!
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• United States
6 Jul 17
Have a most wonderful time camping Slates! I am so glad you are going once again. We will see you when you get back here.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We love camping and it was a bit wet this year but we still had fun. I'm catching up on comments and when its done I have lots of stories to tell...
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• United States
3 Aug 17
@PainsOnSlate Oh so glad to see you here Paints what a surprise!! Okay then will be looking for you sweet friend.
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@amadeo (75460)
• United States
6 Jul 17
Fear not.You need at least one day of rain?this is what camping is all about
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We got more than one and a good story will be written as soon as I catch up. Several stories actually
@amadeo (75460)
• United States
3 Aug 17
@PainsOnSlate great.Waiting to hear them.You always do a great job there.
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@Shavkat (65887)
• Philippines
6 Jul 17
I think that would be troublesome. Be safe there
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We had some rain while camping but we lived through it, we love camping, rain or shine.
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@Shavkat (65887)
• Philippines
3 Aug 17
@PainsOnSlate I haven't tried it. But I think it would be a new experience for me to camp while raining in the site.
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@gilggg (2661)
• Israel
6 Jul 17
Take care and enjoy your camping have a gret time there...
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We had a good time, when I catch up I will tell everyone about it.
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@gilggg (2661)
• Israel
7 Aug 17
@PainsOnSlate I'm also now in vacation in Netherland, I''ll be happy to hear about your camping expirence....
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@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
14 Aug 17
It has been a long time since I unplugged and just relaxed!! Sounds wonderful.
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• Canada
16 Aug 17
It is wonderful to get away from all for a while, we love camping.
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@PatZAnthony (13118)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
18 Jul 17
It must be a great place to get away from everything @PainsOnSlate
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• Canada
21 Jul 17
It is heaven on earth for us, our favorate get-away.
@Corbin5 (119020)
• United States
6 Jul 17
Wishing you a wonderful time on this camping trip!!! Such fun you all will have.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We always have a good time Camping. The rain was a bit of an evil this year but that's another story.
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@rebelann (42983)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Jul 17
I hope it won't rain until your tents are up. Have a ton of fun. What a pretty tract of land. I'm so glad it's been saved from development.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We were lucky, no rain until we were all set up. Elaine's daughters did the heavy work and we watched the kids....
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@dodo19 (33980)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
6 Jul 17
It's nice that you keep doing it together. hopefully, you enjoy it and are able to continue doing it together.
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• Canada
3 Aug 17
We hope that it will last until we can't do it anymore.
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