Wife Was Done w/ Tent Camping.

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  1. ChipEnvy

    ChipEnvy New Member

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    Howdy all,
    Well, I more or less got thrown into this world. I grew up and live in Western Washington and as a kid we would always go to Mt. Rainier and spend a couple weeks every summer camping in the National Park. We would hike, fly fish and explore everywhere we could. I loved it!!! My family (Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister) still goes up for at least a weekend every year when we can coordinate our own families schedules.

    My wife is more of a city girl. She has humored me for the past decade or so, but finally reached a point where she was done with tent camping. She started looking at PUP's a couple months ago and it has been her pet project. She finally found one and the whole family loves it! I am just happy that they are happy and we will be able to get out and enjoy the outdoors a bit more.

    This last weekend we (She) pulled the trigger on a 2012 Palomino Traverse. It looks to be in great shape. It has a Line-X top which I think is great for the Pacific Northwest, but tto be honest, I am a little overwhelmed/nervous because I don't really know what I have gotten myself into. I DO know that I will be by far the primary care-taker of small beast, but am happy to do so, seeing that my wife is now sending me links to possible camping sites and the kids (7 and 12) are super stoked to be in and around the yet to be named camper. They are talking about theme's and possible names to call it.

    Still very nervous that I may have unwillingly bitten off more than I can chew but am very much looking forward to the new adventures that this thing will allow our family to share.

    Other than camping, I love fly-fishing, golfing, and all games, I also like to play a bit of poker when I can squeeze it in.

    Very much looking forward to learning all about this new hobby!
     
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  2. SteveP

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    I'd have to name it Sam.
     
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    Welcome from Wisconsin! Congrats on the new camper!
     
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    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the exciting world of Pop-Up camping!
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from N/W Fl panhandle. You will sleeping off the ground in a warm bed and all the other amenities the PUP has to offer, also remember "Happy wife, Happy life":) Good luck and hope y'all have many great adventures with the PUP
     
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    Welcome from a Washington transplant to Oklahoma. I've spent many days at Mt. Rainier.
     
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    Congratulations on the NTU Pup and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.

    If that Pup doesn't have a commode, you better start thinking about that because it won't be long before she'll put her foot down again.
    Ask me how I know...
     
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    Congrats and welcome!

    Don't be overwhelmed, just think of things one step at a time. You don't have to use all the amenities it has right away. Since you guys are coming from a tent, then each step will feel like a nice upgrade. Step 1, park and pop it up and enjoy sleeping off the ground in comfy beds. Step 2, electricity - lights! phone charging! Step 3, water - washing dishes and brushing teeth. Step 4 - propane for cooking and heat. You got this!
     
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    Good advice. We all learned in steps.
     
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    Welcome!

    No worries, 2012 is practically new. You'll be able to handle anything that comes along. Congratulations on joining the world of comfortable camping!
     
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    Welcome to the portal from Western NY!
    We're new to a PUP, but in the almost full week we've been camping we're in love! We are off the ground! And that's been a good thing, b/c we've had rain about half the time so far. But no worries!
     

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