Hello to all: Being a new member, I am trying to figure out how to use this site. I read that an introduction would be a friendly gesture so I'm trying to come up with something that won't scare everyone away. Its been years since my family has "really camped". I recently retired and my wife is retiring in 38 days from 40 years of teaching. Over the years, we have camped using tents, slide-ins, trailers and folding campers (not sure what the proper term to use---I used the term pop up and some one thought I meant tent---maybe pop up camper is a better term---can someone clarify please ) Being from central Illinois, we enjoyed camping around Lake Shelbyville---Coon Creek. We just purchased our "new" camper this past week with intentions to do alot more camping since jobs aren't going to interfere with our lives. We decided on a pup since we love the Blue Ridge mountains and didn't really want to pull a large trailer type camper on back roads. WE (meaning my wife, and our dog) enjoy bluegrass music and plan on traveling to jams across the south. So much for introductions. Hope to meet and make new friends along the way!!!