Seemed like I blinked my eyes and it happened! The Dark Side.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by SmilinBeard, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. SmilinBeard

    SmilinBeard Member

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    I know this is the introduction page, but....

    I've been on the portal for 10 years. We've loved our pups during that time and have gone a lot of places over those years. As time has gone on, more and more places have bears, even places we tent camped 30 years ago. While this is a good thing, it is a bit of a pain to have to pull even our toothpaste out of the pup at night. Also, on our way back from the Smokies we were afraid of packing wet canvas, as we were staying at a motel on our way back, to avoid
    popping up.

    Fast forward a couple of months, and we are pulling a 21-foot Rockwood MiniLite from the dealer to our first night out in it. Since then we have been on three trips before putting it to bed for the winter. It has less sleeping capacity than our old Niagara, but it is great leaving the night before, going to camp walmart, and getting almost a whole day extra, by arriving early.

    April 20th, dw and I start as campground hosts through October.
     
  2. bearman512

    bearman512 Well-Known Member

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    The new chapter begins. Have fun Kids. We hope to be doing the campground host in 5 years.
    By the way no pictures so it didn't happen! [LOL]
     
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    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!
     
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    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, finding what works for each of us at any given point is life is so much better than fighting the equipment.
    Where are you going to be camp hosts? Once upon a time, we thought it might be interesting, but by the time my husband retires, I'm not sure I'll be up to enjoying the job.
     
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    Boatnman Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Enjoy all the new experiences.
     
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    gardenbliss Well-Known Member

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    I want to be a camp host after I retire. What a great gig, to camp f/t in a nice campground. Congrats on your new rig.
     
  7. SmilinBeard

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    Thanks for all your well wishes. We will be at Elk Neck State Park, in North East Maryland.
     
  8. nineoaks2004

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

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    Congrats. You will never be sorry you went dark. No more wet canvass, all the conveniences of home, and no more long setup , breakdown or set up to pack and unpack and especially great in inclement weather. Congrats and good luck on the camp ground host position. Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
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    Enjoy. Hoping to make the change next year myself
     

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