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RE: Brevard County Florida camping fee changes

magnusfide 01/31/23 10:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Brevard County Florida camping fee changes

All in all, this seems a bit excessive and I am a County Resident!. Bandaid Bandaid: Your profile says you are not a resident of Brevard County but a resident of Holcomb, NY. I'm not sure raising the rate 200% is the answer to what they perceived to be a problem. That may just keep local residents from signing up. We used to camp at Wickham park but haven't now for years. It was due to the homeless, the dead bodies (yes, dead bodies) and inconsiderate campers, i.e., loud music, loud and profane yelling, etc. They had no restrictions on campers and one group would tow their motorhomes in because they wouldn't run. They all camped around the bathhouses and basically took them over to where you didn't even feel comfortable using the laundry. What caused the most problem, in my estimation, was the 5+ months of camping. Rules weren't enforced and too many homeless. The changes they made to address that resulted in removing the habitat for many of the animals which we enjoyed seeing. Dale Seems to me that those parks are being abused. Raising the rates may start to address it but it also needs enforcement to clear out the crime issue.
magnusfide 01/31/23 10:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Orleans

I am thinking about hanging out near New Orleans from June to mid August. Has anybody done this? Is the weather unbearable? Also, where did you stay? Thanks!!! June to September, NO is hot, sticky, humid and full of biting insects and poisonous snakes. Alligators have been known to show up too. Then there are the hurricanes that sometimes visit in those months. Remember Katrina? Winter time the insects are inactive, sometimes the snakes are (be especially wary of water moccasins which are aggressive). If you want to see New Orleans, go in January or February.
magnusfide 01/31/23 10:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

We haven't been to the shelter yet. Herself has a nasty cold and it's important that she be there. Spot 2.0 went home and was equally chill leaving as he was coming in. I think it's going to be difficult finding one as chill as he is but we'll see. Fingers crossed we can find a laid back love bug.
magnusfide 01/28/23 07:20pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

I have no problem with residents wanting first dibs. It's their taxes and their state after all. Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina have terrific state parks. If I can't find a spot in FL then my friends and family find somewhere else. It's part of the excitement of travel.
magnusfide 01/27/23 10:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cold Smoked Cheese

I prefer lightly smoked too. Not chimney level. :B I really like the idea of the pencil soldering iron in a can of chips.
magnusfide 01/27/23 10:12am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: The Auld Country

The bag pipes are loud and use a lot of the high frequency spectrum so that the sound will carry across the mountains and countryside. They didn’t have cell phones in the old days. LOL. They sound solemn and sad which is great for solemn occasions. Other parts of Europe also had bagpipes but the Scots will tell you they perfected them. LOL OUR BURNS’ Night starts in a couple of hours. See ya later.
magnusfide 01/25/23 01:23pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: The Auld Country

LOL. I'm afraid I don't even know what that means. LOL. It's Scottish slang for playing the bagpipes (piping) while bringing in the haggis (piston) to the table.
magnusfide 01/24/23 02:40pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

THIS. Well to me I it would depend: who is carrying most of the freight and by how much - camping fees or state taxpayers? Private campgrounds it’s a no brainer. If I were a Florida resident whose taxes supported the state parks, I would want to be able to get reservations earlier. I think those paying the taxes that support those state parks should be able to have access to that benefit. Florida has plenty of private campgrounds. If I'm ever in Florida, I make do with what I can find. I'm there to see relatives and friends.
magnusfide 01/23/23 03:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The Auld Country

Bobby Burns' birthday was my parents anniversary. We used to celebrate at a famous L.A. restaurant called the Tam O'Shanter. They put on a great evening there. That sounds like it was double the fun being your parents' anniversary. Did they "pipe in the piston"?
magnusfide 01/22/23 07:25pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: The Auld Country

I was hoping to see some more interesting entries here. Anyone else have anything to share? We have Burns night coming up on Wednesday. The group has grown in number and so we have more adventurous cooks to bring the victuals. The Full Burns Night Table will be set with the traditional Chieftain of the Pudding Race (Haggis) piped in on the pipes. Other delectables for the supper table: Soups (Cullen Skink and C-o-c-k-a-leekie) Neeps Tatties Desserts (Cranachan, Shortbread and Tipsy Laird) Oat cakes Cheese Board Whisky will flow of course with designated drivers having non-alcoholic beverages. "Selkirk Grace" and "Address to a Haggis" will be recited at the beginning. Robbie Burns' poetry will be recited by the sober throughout the night. It all starts at 6 pm and usually ends a little after midnight. I am supplying 3 Haggis (with the help of the club footing the bill, thankfully). I ordered them last Autumn from Scottish Gourmet USA. They have an excellent USA-made Haggis.
magnusfide 01/21/23 03:40pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Yep those fur kids can be particular about their chow. I’ll make sure we’re battened down for the next cold front. Spotacus 2.0 has claimed our bed. It’s great having a 4 legged portable furnace to lay on my feet to keep me warm at night. When I hit the sack I’m out and don’t toss and turn like herself does so I’m guessing that’s why Spot prefers laying on me. When Spot returns home we’ll head over to the animal shelter and take a look around. Probably will settle for a 1 year old or even a senior cat since kittens are quick to be adopted
magnusfide 01/20/23 08:33pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Renovations are tough. Glad yours went so smoothly. We're "babysitting" Spotacus 2.0. His parents are on vacay in Bermuda. He's not stressed about it at all. He's got his favorite food, his favorite toy and his fave "binkie" and he's chill. He's one of those cats that thinks any lap will do. His parents will come back on Sunday night. I gotta admit we've missed having a cat since our old guy passed away last year. Might have to make a trip to the animal shelter soon.
magnusfide 01/19/23 06:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cold Smoked Cheese

Great job, Dedmiston!
magnusfide 01/18/23 08:04am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Turn Your Regular Grill into a Smoker - Easy

Soak, yes if I'm doing a long smoke of more than an hour. Soaking helps the chips last a little longer and makes steam with the smoke. I don't get wood chips from companies. There's apple groves where we buy our apples and they sell apple wood chips from old trees that had to be replaced.
magnusfide 01/18/23 07:58am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Turn Your Regular Grill into a Smoker - Easy

I bought a smoker box similar to the one from the article and like it. Mine is cheaper by Char Broil. I like the fact that I can use chips and not be limited to pellets like the other smoker tubes. We perfer a little less smoke than some people do so it works pretty good plus it's portable for our small mh.
magnusfide 01/17/23 10:38am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Texas Hill Country

Double ditto re Pedernales Falls State Park.
magnusfide 01/11/23 09:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The Auld Country

The bark is my favorite and this looks fantastic! Well done. Thanks for the website. I'm always looking for new ways to do old faves. The pellet grill can be quite good for hams and other sturdy meats.
magnusfide 01/09/23 07:59pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Several days in a row now, Czarny has demanded we go walkies. Today, just as Czarny reached the end of what passes for a sidewalk in front of the south porch, a deer snorted loudly from across the fence. I didn't know a cat could jump that high from a standing start... He continued the walk, but much closer to me than normal. Spousal Unit got an MRI on his spine today, so the pain management folks can figure out what might work to ease his pain without going to opoids. Well, there's a cat demanding I play with him. Later, y'all. Keep us posted on SU's progress. He's still in our prayers. Cats have always amazed me with their jumping abilities. Sounds like Czarny needs his mom.:B
magnusfide 01/09/23 07:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: The [Star] Trek Thread

Fun Fact John Larroquette, famously Dan Fielding of "Night Court" played a Klingon in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. He was Maltz, the Klingon who remained onboard the Bird of Prey while Christopher LLoyd/Kruge beamed to the planet. Maltz! Cho-e-chu! height=300 Can anyone think of any other crossovers of Night Court and Star Trek (like the one above)?
magnusfide 01/09/23 08:22am Around the Campfire
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