Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:57 am
campadk wrote:Steve, your families FCP history sure goes back far!
Sounds like Jack Gardner must be his late 80's. He must have some great stories! How much time has he spent camping at FCP over the years?
Any idea of your camping dates next summer? I have to get on the ball and book our own summer very soon!
PS. Did the long johns actually work to keep warm?
Jack Gardner (now nearly 88 years old) camped at FCP on and off throughout his adult life. By the time I started going there with Gail in 1997 he was a regular. For many years he camped in a 1962 GMC motorhome with a hoist and rack on the back for his motorcycle (which he just stopped riding a couple of years ago.) Before that it was mostly wall tents, and a small travel trailer for a few years just before he bought the motorhome. He sold the motorhome about 8 years ago and used a borrowed travel trailer for another year or two. Since then, it has been just day trips for him, but he's been there!
Gail likes to tell the story about the 1960 camping season when the Gardners were ***125th*** in line out on Route 10 (now Route 30) and ended up sharing a campsite with the Schuberts (Gail's family.)
You're gonna love this.... Gail just booked our early trip to FCP. We'll be arriving on Site 147
on Monday, June 11, 2007 and departing on Wednesday, June 20th. That puts Spring Tearup smack dab in the middle of our stay so we will be around to take some group pictures for you (so everyone can be in the picture) and join in the fun! Any idea what sites you're going to plan for the Tearup?
We will certainly do our annual two week stay in the second half of August as well.
Since Gail was a very proficient slalom skier, the long johns stayed dry while she was up, and kept her quite warm. She used to ski right off the beach so she barely got her ankles wet. And, the girl was good enough that she would land on the beach, too, again staying nearly totally dry.
(First time I saw her ski, it was just awesome!)