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Re: Camping

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:47 pm

Camping fantasy is of everyone sitting around a lovely fire, all cosy, someone has a guitar, and everyone is singing Kumbaya.

Reality --- everything is wet, fire won't light, kids are crying, parents are bickering..... and in the background someone can be heard saying .... if I hear Kumbaya one more time....(in the words of Liam Neeson from the movie 'Taken') ""I will find you - and I will kill you"" :lol:
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Re: Camping

Postby 2BassetMom » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:40 pm

That is it Betty! With 5 kids add to that whose turn is it for the next s'mores and how come he got to put the log on the fire. Good memories. I don't think my RLS would allow me to sit for long around the campfire these days. Besides, where would I plug in my heating pad?

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Re: Camping

Postby Polar Bear » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:54 pm

Hmm... would have to suggest boiling some water and filling a hot water bottle.
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Re: Camping

Postby Yankiwi » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:31 am

hot water bottle

That's really funny. Since I now live in New Zealand I am familiar with hot water bottles but I don't think most Americans are.
There's even a hotel in a very small township called "Formerly the Blackball Hilton" that puts hot water bottles in guests' beds. The name comes from a potential lawsuit from Hilton Hotels. The hotel, an old miners boarding house, is on Hilton Street and in no way would it ever be mistaken for a Hilton Hotel but they had to change their name from the Blackball Hilton.

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Re: Camping

Postby 2BassetMom » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:27 am

I have used hot water bottles all my life. Love them on cold winter nights. That's a great idea to use them camping.

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Re: Camping

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 am

Just had to google the Blackball Hilton. It looks very unique and a fun stay.
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Re: Camping

Postby Yankiwi » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:06 am

Just had to google the Blackball Hilton. It looks very unique and a fun stay.

It is definitely unique and fun. Cliff and I stayed there when a sister was visiting from the states in about 1992 right after it had opened. We took the train from Christchurch in winter and needed the hotties (hot water bottles).


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