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Old 09-25-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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First trip out....SUCCESS!

Just returned from our first trip camping with our first TT. The "trial" run was more than a success and turned out to be waaaay more enjoyable than either the DW or I could have imagined. We decided to try dry camping at 7300' in the Arizona mountains. Borrowed my father's 2000 watt Honda genny to keep the battery charged up. Slept with the windows open at night to enjoy snuggling in the 43 degree air, which was a welcome sensation and a great departure from the 100 degree Phoenix days.

The trip can be considered a success, since our biggest issue was a new style of can opener that we couldn't figure out how to use, so I had to crack open my Corned Beef Hash with a hammer, screwdriver and pliers.

We are thankful for all the information posted on the JOF and have learned lots of advice from everyone here. Now, it's on to stock the TT with more goodies and to save up for a Yamaha Inverter/Generator that we "heard" while walking through the campground.

So blessed!

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:00 AM   #2
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Great pics! I too have had to use primitive implements to open up cans in the past!
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:15 AM   #3
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Wow - looks like a great campsite - gorgeous scenery. Glad to hear you had a great time the first trip out. May this one be the first of many wonderful trips !
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Looks like a great experience, congrats!
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Haha, I love Maguyvering stuff while camping. Your corned beef hash made me laugh - we once opened a bottle of wine with a nail, vise grips and a hatchet. You do what you have to do!

Your golden is beautiful, by the way. Such a pretty color!
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Glad you had a good time. I keep a swiss army knife in the camper. I too have a can opener I couldn't figure out how to use - but the can opener in the swiss army knife works like a champ!
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Your golden is beautiful, by the way. Such a pretty color!
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You will learn all of the PLAN B things as you go along. The bottom line is if you make back home all in one piece then it was great success...

We always have alot of pride to be able to camp back off the trails sometimes... Brings back my younger tent camping days experiences.
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Beautiful scenery! So happy you had a great first experience. And me, I would of just left the corned beef hash unopened. Yuck! Lol!
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I would of just left the corned beef hash unopened. Yuck! Lol!
Wife hates it too! Says it resembles dog food just a little too closely.
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