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    Mother’s Day

    I made sure that we were with my mother for Mother’s Day this year, and as a bonus, we got to see a bunch of my family. My cousin Chandra, her husband Basil and the gang. The kids wore everyone out playing kickball. My Dad relaxing on the swing. 2017 Cost of Camping: 28 nights free camping 120 nights paid camping – thru 5/29 148 days this year Total spent on camping this year: $5233.20 Daily average cost of camping: $35.36

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    Fall Family Meetup

    The past few Falls, my parents have met us somewhere. Last year it was Napa, the year before it was Grand Tetons. This year my parents drove down to meet us in Asheville, North Carolina. Sunday, we toured the River Arts District. Even though many of the galleries were closed, but we still enjoyed strolling through the ones that were open and watching a glass blowing class learn how to make $70 paperweights. 2016 Cost of Camping: 26 nights free camping 275 nights paid camping 301 days this year thru 10/29 Total spent on camping this year: $7890.14 Daily average cost of camping: $26.21

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    Alexander Valley

    Yesterday we did some wine tasting with my parents in Alexander Valley and a cave tour at Alexander Valley Vineyards. After our tasting at Trentadue Winery, we had lunch on the patio, and discovered it’s pretty hard to spit water in a stream. 2015 Cost of Camping 133 night paid camping – thru 11/1 168 nights free camping 301 days this year Total spent: $2907.99 Daily average cost: $9.66

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    Norwalk Friends

    Yesterday we went out with my parent’s friends Steve and Susan on their boat. I’ve been hearing about them for years now, so I was glad that we finally got to meet. We enjoyed a picnic lunch and had a great time touring Long Island Sound. Isn’t my Dad cute? Last night we went to Debbie, Michael and Daisy the dog’s for dinner. I’ve known Debbie since I was 11, so it’s always good to see her when I’m in town. (We really like Michael and Daisy too). 2015 Cost of Camping: Storage for 6 nights – thru Friday 5/29 69 night paid camping 77 nights free camping 146 days…

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    Nonnie

    Yesterday we took the train from Boston to New Haven Connecticut to see my family. Pictured above is my 98 year old grandmother! The weather was perfect for lunch outside. My mom and her sister Sue and Sue’s awesome dog Parker. My second cousin Alexi enjoying cake. 2015 Cost of Camping: Storage for 6 nights – thru Friday 5/29 69 night paid camping 77 nights free camping 146 days this year Total spent: $1166.59 Daily average cost: $7.99

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    Family Vacation

    Last year when Brian and I went to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, I called my parents and told them they had to come the following year. The two parks are so stunning and abundant with wildlife. It was also evident that September was a good time to beat the crowds and enjoy the change in seasons. I took a few days off from work this week and we tooled around Jackson and Grand Teton National Park. Yesterday, Mom and Dad headed to Yellowstone on their own and will be returning to have one last meal with us before they fly home. 2014 Cost of Camping: 138 night paid…

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    Connecticut Family

    Friday morning we flew from Las Vegas to JFK to see my family in Connecticut. Friday night we spent with my parents, and on Saturday we drove up to New Haven for a big family gathering. I was really happy that some of my cousins were willing to make the drive down from Boston. 2013 Cost of Camping: 117 nights paid camping 206 nights free camping 323 days this year Total spent on camping this year: $3,201.29 Daily average cost of camping: $9.91

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    My Parents

    Christmas day we were with my parents. We spent the entire day eating and chatting. We also managed to get out and enjoy a walk around the neighborhood. The trip was quick but it was great to see everyone. Now we’re back in LA with Curtis who survived the kennel.

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    Savannah

    The last day we spent with my parents was in Savannah, where we walked along the river and then through the historic district. We had lunch in a cute little French sandwich shop, checked out the Savannah College of Art and Design Shop and then went for ice cream at Leopold’s.     Papillote 218 West Broughton Street Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 232-1881 Leopold’s Ice Cream 212 East Broughton Street Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 234-4442