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Old 07-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hi y'all my name's Derek and my wife and I have been married for 2 years and been camping since we started dating 6 years ago. Started from a tent, to truck bed tent, to pop up, now in a 20ft explorer TT. I'm in my first year of physical therapy school at Texas Tech so we're not camping as much as we like but guaranteed to do a whole lot more when I'm done and making the big bucks lol. Looking forward to discussing everything about camping!


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Old 07-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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Hi Derek, welcome to you and your wife. Hope you can get finished with school and out using that TT more often. Good luck to you and safe travels.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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Howdy Derek and welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy the site. Good luck with the PT career and hope goes well. Don't be afraid to jump in on some conversation. Have fun.
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Hi Derek! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad to have you guys! Good luck & God bless!
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #7
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Hi, Derek. New member here myself. Congrats on become a PT, its a great field and I found the PT staffs that I worked with (I'm a retired Social Worker) to usually have the best spirits and laugh the loudest of any of the other hospital departments.

...and I will always wonder what they were really doing in there.............hmmmmm.

Great thing about camping is how much money you don't have to spend to see the most fantastic sights. Getting thru grad school on limited funds is a really tough slog sometimes.... and if a backpack is all that's needed for a vacation, you're already ahead of the game.

Later on, being able to take camping trips instead of more expensive family vacations allowed us to have great times without lavish expense over our careers. I think that enjoying the experience of camping while in training was darn good for my head at times, and became especially important after I set foot on the time-to-build-a-business platform. At that point, it was really helpful to have a love of camping to keep me balanced and sane for the next 30 yrs.

Just transitioning to 100% retirement myself, sometimes think that the rest of my life would best be seen as just one looong camping trip. Only this time, I'm leaving my old Trailwise pack & my copy of The Complete Walker for a 5th wheel & a smartphone link to the Internet. Not as cheap as the backpacking, but I save loads on Ibuprophen.

Look forward to hearing about your adventures!

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