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Old 07-29-2017, 04:27 PM   #41
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That's like the complete opposite of people who are afraid of confined spaces.

Areas of wide open stretches of flat Midwestern (or FL?) land = ? Actually I guess that really is a thing.



I prefer coastal living, mostly suburbs, though the midwest is okay. I think the ONLY thing that would drive me nuts is one (or more) of the cicada species that live in part of it. People must tune those buggers out.

I'm so used to ours that just go up in sound slowly getting louder, hold the volume for a moment, then slowly back down in volume, then done. Ones I heard in part of Kansas (grandparents originally from there so my mom was telling me the cicadas were crazy there) were all up-down-up-down-up-down -- eeee-EEEE-eeee-EEE-eeee-EEEE-eeee-EEE-eeee-EEEE-eeee-EEEE... omg make it stop. No. No, thank you.


edit: You seen this one, Cubed?


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Old 07-29-2017, 05:02 PM   #42
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Well yeah, I'm a city slicker. I don't know anything about this country, camping, or farmhouse stuff. If I don't see a bunch of buildings close together I feel like I'm in another universe.

Sometimes when I go down to Florida it creeps me out with the large stretches of land with nothing in them. I feel like I'm in the foreign legion or something. I've never been to another country either, so I imagine I'd be in for quite the culture shock.
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:17 PM   #43
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:15 PM   #44
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lol You are definitely a city boy.

I dunno, I think actually going somewhere a ways from home is kind of the point though. To get away from everything. It's a vacation... but not one dependent on luxuries.

I've only camped somewhat just once for a couple of days. Assateague Island campground in Maryland... Highly recommend it. Would gladly go back, though I'd prefer to take a little camper, not a tent like last time. Fun, but that sand the tent was set up in is surprisingly hard when you intend to sleep on it. (I ended up buying a little canvas raft the next day for a makeshift air mattress. That helped a lot.)

But going to sleep listening to the ocean because each loop of camp spots is right behind the dunes; the wild ponies (large ponies, or small horses if you will) and small deer that wander the area and might run into them - including the pony that showed up nearby the first night (the only close one we saw) when we were eating dinner at the picnic table we were fortunate to have at our spot, and the deer that showed up just a few feet behind me the last morning, clearly summoned by my rustling chip bags and hoping for handouts; and the boardwalk of Ocean City, MD not far from there to spend part of the day at...

Awesome.

Though we also sat through a thunderstorm in the tent the first night. Prob not the safest thing as this is a flat island and we prob aught to have gotten in the cars instead, but it was fun... if you like storms.

There were was also a restroom for each loop which was nice, so it wasn't entirely roughing it. Now... could I do REAL roughing it camping in a tent in some woods or whatever... eh, yeah, I dunno about that. lol Visit, sure, sleep there, not so sure.

You've been to Assateague? Cool! I've always wanted to see it. Misty of Chincoteague was one of my favorite books growing up, and seeing the wild ponies there and maybe getting to see Pony Penning Day (if they still do that) is something I'd love to do.


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Well yeah, I'm a city slicker. I don't know anything about this country, camping, or farmhouse stuff. If I don't see a bunch of buildings close together I feel like I'm in another universe.

Sometimes when I go down to Florida it creeps me out with the large stretches of land with nothing in them. I feel like I'm in the foreign legion or something. I've never been to another country either, so I imagine I'd be in for quite the culture shock.

You would go positively nuts here in Texas then. Farmland and hilly plains everywhere. And woodsy wildlands too. Yes we have big cities but they are far apart- it's an 80+ mile drive from my home town growing up to get to Dallas, and that is the nearest "big city" of the kind you mean. Fort Worth is further rhan that- though I currently live closer to it than Dallas. Both are pretty big, but are surrounded by small suburbs and vast farm and ranchland areas.


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That's like the complete opposite of people who are afraid of confined spaces.

Areas of wide open stretches of flat Midwestern (or FL?) land = https://media2.giphy.com/media/ZFFB6KD65wWME/100.gif ? Actually I guess that really is a thing.

I prefer coastal living, mostly suburbs, though the midwest is okay. I think the ONLY thing that would drive me nuts is one (or more) of the cicada species that live in part of it. People must tune those buggers out.

I'm so used to ours that just go up in sound slowly getting louder, hold the volume for a moment, then slowly back down in volume, then done. Ones I heard in part of Kansas (grandparents originally from there so my mom was telling me the cicadas were crazy there) were all up-down-up-down-up-down -- eeee-EEEE-eeee-EEE-eeee-EEEE-eeee-EEE-eeee-EEEE-eeee-EEEE... omg make it stop. No. No, thank you.

edit: You seen this one, Cubed?


Lol yeah we mostly tune them out. Or just sit outside in the evenings and listen to them in summer. We get the ones you were talking about here. They are big suckers too! Bright green with metallic gold sheen on the head and wings. Pretty, but alien-looking. The call is just like you described it. But it's fairly constant so it is just background noise after a few minutes.
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I live in a fairly urban to suburban area and I still have deer ....and coyotes and owls singing all night...and treefrogs. Those are loud. And we have cicadas. I don't even pay attention to them.

I LOVE camping. And sleeping outside. I'd be fine without tech for a week.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:14 PM   #46
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After I plan out with my friends, I'd probably do these:
  • Go for a hike/nature walk
  • Read (easy cop out, I know)
  • Maybe travel to another state and sight see
  • End it all with a big party

There's probably more, but these are the major examples I'd do, especially the big party.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:22 PM   #47
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  • Read
  • Marathon Run (I normally do 10km/day. So add some more to that)
  • Swim
  • Run some more
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:56 AM   #48
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I was thinking anything that takes electricity or batteries. Are gramophones wind-up? They could be fine. CD players no.
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