Before we took the leap into full-time travel we traveled extensively, including cross-country journeys of 2-3 months and many long weekends each year. Many of our friends also love to camp, and we have fond memories of countless camping trips we’ve shared over the years.
A fall camping trip is one of our traditions. Because we’re back in our hometown of Ashland for several months, we were delighted to have the opportunity to go camping with our long-time friends. In mid-October, 15 of us gathered at Rocky Point on Upper Klamath Lake for a long weekend. (Not all members of our camping tribe were able to come, but it was a great turnout!)
Most of us started out our camping adventures in tents, and little by little over the years, we’ve graduated to something that gets us up off the ground and warm. On this chilly fall weekend, we took over the rustic Rocky Point Resort in our vintage Airstreams, a ham can, a turquoise Shasta with wings, a retro Lazy Daze, a small and smaller Big Foot, and a 40-foot Monaco motorhome.
We kayaked, played music around a roaring campfire, told stories, and had a wonderful time reconnecting with friends. We’re going to miss them, a lot. I wish we could talk everyone into caravanning across the country. :-)
Love that sunset shot with the yellow kayak. Looks like a fun time was had by all. I just love the individual aspect of the varying RV’s. Everyone has their own unique way to travel and explore …. different but so alike :-)
We always enjoy RV show-and-tell on our camping trips. Most of our hometown friends are into retro RV’s, which are very cool. We opted for “modern” with our Bigfoot since we knew we were going to be full timing and we wanted comfort, above all! Well, as comfortable as 21′ can be. :-)
How lucky you are is an understatement. You had FIFTEEN campers and that was only part of your group. In our hometown, I don’t think we even know 15 people who camp. It’s very sad. Love the pictures of everyone with their rigs. What a wonderful time it looks like you had and the gorgeous kayak pictures too. Great order for the pictures to tell the story. I laughed out loud at the gathering around the hood is up and one lone guy just making his music. Right on to him!!
Sherry, we do feel so lucky to have so many friends who enjoy nature and camping. This is a gorgeous place to kayak—you would love it. And yes, we got a good laugh out of Joe playing his guitar while the rest of the guys were figuring out the problem with the Retro-Daze.
Fall camping is the best! Looks like a lovely spot and good friends. I see someone is reading “Wild” I loved it.
Chris, I was wondering if anyone would notice “Wild” — it was a great read, wasn’t it? I’m looking forward to seeing the movie. :-)
What a wonderful time with friends, Laurel:) I love all the different RV’s! How neat! I love Ingrid’s statement…different but so alike. The smiles on all the faces sum up the overall feeling.
Your photos are beautiful. The sunset one in particular:)
Thanks, Pam. It was a really fun weekend! The time just went by too quickly — another reason that we’re happy to be full-timing.
It was a superb gathering of wonderful people. Thanks for inviting us!
We were delighted to have you join us! You fit right in, even though you did have the fanciest rig on the block. :-)
How wonderful to have so many like-minded friends coming together to share their love of nature. This looks like a great place to kayak, soak up autumn’s gems, and reconnect. Love that sunset shot!
Thank you, LuAnn. It was a special weekend, in one of our favorite places. :-)
Wow, we’ve never had a tribe to camp with. That sounds fine camping with 15 like minded friends.
Like what everyone is writing, your sunset shot is the winner!
Wished you are here with us with Ingrid in GI.
ML, I wish we were there with you, too! I know you guys are going to have a blast birding in Texas. Can’t wait to see your photos and read your stories!
Looks like fun in such a special place.
You know this special place well, Brenda. Maybe next time you guys would like to come camping with us? :-)
Thanks to Laurel and Linda for getting us off our butts, and up to Rocky Point to play music, enjoy the Uke tribe, and have quiet moments to appreciate the fact that we live in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been–Southern Oregon. Joe gets a gold star for being the most relaxed for sure!!! Thx as always for documenting our little soiree in the piney woods.
It was indeed fun! We are so fortunate to call southern Oregon home. Even more special because of our friends. :-)