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Old 05-22-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Excited about camping once again after 25 years

On our honeymoon, my husband and I camped in a borrowed tent in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It was my husband's first time camping and he was hooked. Shortly after, we bought a 4-man tent, then we got an 8-man tent, then we got a pop-up, and yesterday we bought a hybrid (Jay Feather Ultra Lite X18D). I can't tell you how excited I am that my camper will have a functional kitchen and bathroom! It's like a cabin on wheels. How relaxing my camping experiences will be now--I used to do a LOT of work when we camped, and now I'll be able to relax more.
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My wife and I camped after our honeymoon, too.....except it took me 30 years to get her camping again. I guess your first experience wasn't quite as bad as ours....
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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Welcome! You are going to love you trailer I suspect. My LW is thrilled to have a kitchen and bathroom in our trailer. We also graduated up from a pop-up and befor that tent camping.
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Congrats on the new TT and welcome to the JOF! Happy Camping!
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Congrats on the new purchase. We also tent camped on our honeymoon up in northern Michigan 26 years ago.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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Honeymoon camping must have been popular back then. This is my 25th year and we camped a couple of nights on our honeymoon as well as 2 nights in a hotel on Mackinac Island and a B & B in Hearst, Ontario.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:01 PM   #7
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We actually went to college in the U.P. of Michigan, to Michigan Tech, but have yet to step food on Mackinaw Island or camp there. I think it sounds like a destination for us this summer! We're in IL now.

LOL, I think camping was popular for poor college students who had limited budgets for a honeymoon. I'm glad, though, that we got hooked on camping and not Hawaiian vacations... There's something so low-stress about camping, and I look forward to reading this sight for ideas on how to make the most of this new kind of camping.
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Mackinaw Island is beautiful, but you won't bring your trailer along as there are no motorized public vehicles on the island, but don't pass up the oportunity to visit
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:30 AM   #9
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Except for in the winter time when we ride our snowmobiles across the ice bridge and onto the island. :-)
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