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Old 03-18-2008, 10:39 PM   #11
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(raising hand) hippy over here! Well, a reformed one at least.... I stopped saying 'groovy' a few years back.
Married 28 years this summer, two boys ages 25 and 9. (Stayed groovy for quite a while there you notice!) Wife and I have gone through all the toys - Snowmobiling, bikes, power-boating, and all sorts of trailers from popups to our current ridiculously large unit. About three glorious years to retirement from a cushy gov't job.... if staying home with a 12 year old is called retiring. And we freaking love camping.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:36 AM   #12
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Another reformed "hippy" here, a son and daughter both in there mid 30's, 3 grandsons ranging from 8 to 13 yrs, and 1 grandaughter 7 going on 13. Son and his family are avid campers, daughter and her family occasional tent campers. My kids grew up camping in everything from tents, truck campers and pop ups. Grandkids all love the outdoors and camping. No better way to get to know your kids and grandkids than being in the great outdoors.

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Old 03-21-2008, 01:54 PM   #13
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Over stressed, In a hurry, pulled apart, old at 47. Trying to enjoy my life with the one I love and relax doing the things I love to do
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:34 PM   #14
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Electronics nerd. I mess with software but I don't write the stuff.
Married 31 years the hard way, all to same wife.
Bible college drop out, same bible college "Larry the Cable Guy" went to.
Every thing we own is paid for, except my pick up. Big Dave Ramesy fans.
Wife never met an instrument she couldn't play, and teaches music in a Christian Private School.
Do not yet own a trailer. When the truck is paid off, we'll probably pick up a nice used one, or order from one of those wholesalers.
2 grown kids, daughter married and gone, son graduates GA Tech soon as a civil engineer.
And ham radio operators, the whole family.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:49 PM   #15
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Radio - I totally would have guessed that from your posts! wink, wink!
You can really hear the personalities in these forums though your messages - and of course your pictures.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:07 AM   #16
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Started camping with the kids in a tent about 7 years ago. Got wet and cold a lot so we got a pup. Wanted a toilet so we got a HTT. Didn't want the canvas anymore so now a TT. We asked the kids why they like to camp. They said because they have our undevided attention for a weekend. Just don't do it often enough. I'm retiring from the military after 24 years (been in me whole bloomin' life). Wish I could actually retire but at 42, I still need an income for braces, weddings, college and eventual full retirement.

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Quote:
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A friendly observation! New to this forum, waiting for our RV to arrive and literally stalking this forum - living vicariously through you all, I have noticed that you have some distinct profiles.

1. Retired or empty nesters that travel the country
2. Young families with kids trying to get away from video games and work.
3. Frugal, responsible and independant.

Where are the yuppies and hippies, are you here? What if you had to pigeon hole yourself, how would you discribe yourself??
Ahem! I can't help noticing that a certain thread-starter didn't pigeon-hole herself!
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:09 AM   #18
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Pacific Northwest Family. Stressful jobs, total Yuppie. Raised staying in condo's and flying to destinations. Married an amazing, family man, taught me the joy of the quiet and our family and simplicity. Spent the last 5 years camping in Forest Service Lookouts... started looking for a pop up and ended up with a 23 foot hardslide hibrid...picking it up in 12 days!!!!!
Things we love: Our family, God, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (not in that order)
10 years married, 2 boys, 7 and 4. "smokin' hot husband!"
And at this point, I know more about RVin than he does bc of this forum.
(I bought him a sewer hose for EASTER!) Romance!
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Only a true RV'er would appreciate a sewer hose as a gift....
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Ok now my/our story


Name is Mike and I am 46 this August. Dad bought a 1969 ranchero GT and had a custom slide/cabover built when new and we went camping. (got to find pics of that rig as most dont belive it). When that was wore out they went with a pop up. So I have been camping since 1969 at 7 years old.


1985 to present. Was very lucky to find a wife that was also raised camping we started off in tents and one night in 1987 we were having a GREAT time in hardy AR on the sprign river when the floods came. at midnight we packed up and came home. Wife said "thats it I will never be flooded in a tent again" and also said "if I cant have my own toilet I give up" so we chilled for a bit and got back into riding motorcycles. (I got my first when 6 yrs old and not from money just a hard working family that loved us kids)

2001 We bough a new Harley and also discussed camping again when I found a 1996 playmor at a REAL DEAL. She said ok. So we had it good and then the kaka hit the rotating oscilator. I lost my job and had to make a decision.

Camper?
Bike?

Could not have both

The bike left as that was more me that her and we sold the bike paid the trailer off and never looked back.

2004 the old one was showing its age and here we are

Mike 46
Glennette 48
No two legged children
4 dogs Tara, Candy, Precious, Buddy
1 cat Sassy and she thinks she is a dog.
Camper paid for and work to camp with my family!


who am I and how did I get here?
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