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Message posted by feeblecat on 22/7/2014 at 7:22am
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Last week we returned from a fabulous 8 days in New York. Holiday was wonderful, no complaints (except too hot). Because most of the family were all doing other stuff we had no reason to hang about so picked the dog up from DD and went straight up to our caravan. That "feeling" of peace, contentment and joy came over me even as I entered the site gates and that was when I felt I was on holiday. Has happened after every holiday, even the relaxing beach type holidays. I just love my caravan. If I had to make the choice, sell my caravan for other holidays or no holidays and keep caravan there would be no contest. Can anyone else relate to that!

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No. I like my van, but it depends where I go in it.

If I want peace etc.., I go and sit in my garden.

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I don't go anywhere other than away in the van so can't compare it quite the same, but I do love being in my van and I sleep a lot better so, presumably, I'm more relaxed.

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Quote: Originally posted by Capt Lightning on 22/7/2014No. I like my van, but it depends where I go in it.

If I want peace etc.., I go and sit in my garden.



I agree with you there. Probably helps that I am on a wonderful site in a great area with everything about me that I love doing (Pinetrees Tyndrum). But I have always chosen smaller, quieter sites in pretty locations and have very, very rarely not had a great time. So perhaps it's the "where" rather than what I'm in. But I still love my caravan and do prefer my caravan breaks over others.

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Going to my holiday home that i own in Cornwall next week
when people ask where are you going for your hols i tell them i have a place in Cornwall.
I dont tell them its my touring caravan until the last moment
Been there done that,got the T shirt but my caravan is still No 1.

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Quote: Originally posted by feeblecat on 22/7/2014
Last week we returned from a fabulous 8 days in New York. Holiday was wonderful, no complaints (except too hot). Because most of the family were all doing other stuff we had no reason to hang about so picked the dog up from DD and went straight up to our caravan. That "feeling" of peace, contentment and joy came over me even as I entered the site gates and that was when I felt I was on holiday. Has happened after every holiday, even the relaxing beach type holidays. I just love my caravan. If I had to make the choice, sell my caravan for other holidays or no holidays and keep caravan there would be no contest. Can anyone else relate to that!



I can relate to that feeling. To be honest for me it happens when we have unhitched and set everything up sit down with a cuppa and relax. The feeling of contentment feels good.
Can also understand that feeling at Pinetrees, its that kind of site...

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It's a bit like saying, I like coffee so I will never drink tea.

Life if full of different experiences to be enjoyed for different reasons. I have never known anyone go the NY to relax, but it's a great experience. Everyone is different but as much as I enjoy relaxing, I get bored and look for fun experiences, new things to try and enjoying being out of my comfort zone. I also love camping with the kids. It's all good,

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Message posted by jelboy53 on 22/7/2014 at 10:44am
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Aye...I can relate to that....Even lying on a Sim in a wee 2 man tent!!!

There is something about just "Being There" in your favourite place away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.....

Though as with others...I've had no trips abroad for years so can't compare....

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Message posted by dk168 on 22/7/2014 at 1:25pm
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Camping in a tent with the dog has been my holiday format of choice since 2009, and I still love it.

I went to visit my folks in the Far East once every 2 years, and I wished I could be using my holidays for camping instead.

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Last time we went to new York, we stayed in our motorhome with a 2 minute walk to the Manhatten Ferry, with a view overlooking the Statue of Liberty.

Message posted by kimmie on 22/7/2014 at 3:38pm
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TBH am dreading my holiday. Got a week in the Lakes with OH, our two sons and their girlfriends soon.

No.2 son's girlfriend has a chest infection, came here last weekend stopping the night. I made a joke about her family having a quiet night with her here. She went off in a big huff, won't come near here now. Told son she can't stand me!!!

I spent years putting up with a cough and having jokes and comments from workmates until I was diagnosed with asthma. Should I apologise? Or accept its not my fault she has no sense of humour and leave it at that?

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If she is annoying you that much we've got plenty of deep lakes up here .  Maybe explain you were only having a joke, and if she still acts the same it's no loss to you.

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Message posted by Marilyn51 on 23/7/2014 at 12:25am
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Hubby and I no longer even have passports. We've gone from tent to tourer on a seasonal and now own an old but perfect static in my favourite place - Northumberland, and we couldn't be happier.
We travelled extensively with hubby's work (merchant navy), then bought a pub in Mallorca for 12 years, then hubby worked as a heating engineer and taxi driver until retiring 2 years ago and now just enjoy life. What more could we want?

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Ive read over all the posts and think its a mixture of everything. Yes, its great to get new adventures and although we have travelled a lot and still make the effort to not become stagnant by trying new experiences I still prefer my caravan. All the stress of travelling and all the hanging about in airports probably reinforces this.

Location is very, very important but put me in my favourite spot - anywhere- and offer me a fancy hotel or my caravan I'd still take the caravan. I suppose its the "campy" feel I love. BTW, most of my workmates dont believe me when I say i prefer camping to luxury hotel - they thinks its more about the money. So wrong.

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As above location and favourite spot always draws me back to Cornwall every year. 7 days to go.




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When circumstances meant we decided touring was no longer for us, we bought a static caravan and I get 'that feeling' every time I see the site entrance.  It's our little bolt-hole, and little place where our normally hectic life slows down and we can watch the world go by instead of racing to keep up with it!  At the moment, I can't imagine doing anything different (although Mr Scampi is talking about having a trip to the US next year!).

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