Greetings from the Rockies

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by 8lugnutz, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. 8lugnutz

    8lugnutz Member

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    First time caller, long time listener...

    Name's Rick, and I have four adopted kids and a wife that doesn't camp. I've been tent camping all my life, formerly had a 30' Jayco JayCrane in 2000 waaaaay before the adoption (and single at the time), but we just got the kids into it last year after we found a popup for $999. In. Perfect. Condition. The youngest was three when we started camping, kids are now 4, 7, 8 and 9. Took an E-P-I-C camping trip last year for 17 days, hit 12 states, 3500 miles with a 25 year old camper and a vehicle with 190k miles (the Honda Pilot), and no hiccups. A fun time indeed. I took notes every day and posted them at our trip website. Going this weekend with my kids and my two sisters that are flying in from Texas and Kentucky to spend some time in the Rockies. Guess the pictures we keep sending are finally getting to them :D.

    This site has been a big help on our popup, so I figured I'd join up and share my experiences to!

    Looking forward to many more posts and sharing God's creation with all y'all!

    Rick
     
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  2. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from N/W Fl Panhandle. It is a shame that your wife does not camp, she doesn't know what she is missing but to each their own.
    Sounds like you and the kids are having some great adventures and that is the fun part, PUPs are built for fun and making great memories. Wishing ya'll many great trouble free adventures in the future. Good Luck and Keep On Camping
     
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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    Welcome 8lugnutz. Happy Camping!
     
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    Welcome to the forum from Midway USA. [:)C]
     
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    Welcome from the West Virginia mountains
     
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    Welcome from the UP of MI! Nice to have you hear with us Rick.
     
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    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina back to the exciting world of Pop-Up camping!
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Thanks everyone, it has definitely been an adventure so far. We like it like that.
     
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    Welcome from NM.
    Sorry your wife doesn't like to camp, but if she'd be miserable it certainly wouldn't add to the adventure in a good way. I've loved camping since we really started doing it (29 seasons and counting + I grew up with a cabin in the woods), but have seen my share of people who are just not happy in the outdoors.
     
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    Greetings from NEPA!
     
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    So. Just an update, the kids convinced my wife to go with us this year, all the way to Grand Canyon.... and she loved it. Said even said she would go again if we camped somewhere closer to a shower :)
     
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    Welcome from Hampshire UK[GBR] what I don't understand is why you would want to camp anywhere but Colorado?:laugh:
     
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