Q21 Is being away like being at home in a VW?

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Postby maud » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:51 pm

Hello again,

If a VW is like having your house on your back (sort of speak)...well more on your head ha ha
and often when we get to festivals we build livingrooms outside the van, barb-cues, garden seating,
deck out the van interior with our own personal touch etc etc.

My question is how much is being away at a festival in a VW is like being at home? If at all;)

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Postby maddison » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:44 pm

my home is a lot neater !!
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Postby maud » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:11 pm

Festive greetings maddison!!!

I am trying to understand if going to a VW festival with all our goods and chattels in a VW is like reproducing home from home? Or that the experience is radically different from being at home for you?....and anyone else.

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Postby maddison » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:25 pm

my house home is nothing like my camping home, my camping home resembles my garage more than it does my house
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Postby maud » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:45 pm

Yes your talking aesthetics here...but in terms of how you experience relaxing/not relaxing at home, how does that compare with relaxing/not relaxing at a festival? :lol:
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Postby maddison » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:59 pm

I very rarely drink at home.....
.....i'm very rarely sober in my camper


again extreme opposites of the spectrum :Rum:
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Postby maud » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:48 pm

Why is drinking more fun in the camper and not worth doing in the house ...explainez si vous plais?
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Postby maddison » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:06 am

i'm a social drinker, i enjoy drinking in company


generally have more company when camping than at home = more drinking when camping

(having said that...if i went away in the middle of knowwhere in the camper by myself, i'm sure a few jack danials would also taste pretty good before bed ;-) - but dont think i'd get hammered like i do when in a field full of friends
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Postby maud » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:22 pm

nice one......have you ever experienced the reality of VW camping stylee sober? LOL

Infact has anyone? :rolf:
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Postby maddison » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:27 pm

i ahve...but you just end up going to bed early :lol:
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Postby Scott-Westy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:18 pm

Camping in the bus without drinking is a totally different experience. You go to bed earlier but then get up before 6 to see the world you don't normally. Both is great but I can get pissed at home, but I can't be in the middle of nowhere at 4.30 am seeing the sun rise which is what the bus really brings me 8)
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Postby maddison » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:47 pm

if you drink enough, you still get to see the 04:30 sunrise :lol:
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Postby The Lockkeeper » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:29 pm

It's much easier to get to sleep in a camper if you're mortal..
Always be yourself.
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Then always be Batman....


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Postby Scott-Westy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:57 pm

:lol:

Agree with both comments lads!
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Postby Whitey's van » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:01 pm

At the festivals as you all probably know I like to have a drink, infact I probably drink
A little to much again like Steve says its the company you keep

When the banters flowing so is the beer or Guinness rather

Me and Jody went away for a few weeks camping earlier in the year and I drank more tea than Guinness :shock:
We drank when friends came to camp with us but that was only a few days
We did have a few nights in some pubs in gargrave and robinhoods bay

But anyway I don't think the van is like a house it's to small and if it was like a house I couldn't then say
"It's nice to go away but it's nice to come home"
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