How to lose your wife (to free up time in the woods)...

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  1. LongAgoLEO

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    Well... I embellish a bit. Truth is, my wife rarely makes an appearance at my piece of bushcraft heaven 30-miles east of our residence. It's a modest tract of heavy woods with an old trapper's cabin, pole barn, trails, but no meaningful shoreline. And since we spent a large portion of our lives together living aboard various boats, she's been having withdrawal symptoms from being away from rivers and lakes.

    We have a large chain of 14-lakes 20-miles west of town, so I bought a seasonal RV property in an RV park on one of these lakes. It was perfect for her needs, is 2.7 miles from her favorite sister-in-law (and cocktail partner), affordable and in phenomenal shape. I bought it an hour ago. Needless to say, I have a happy camper now. She has already put in her order for some of my split wood. Of course. :D

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    Congrats! That looks like a really great place to get out and explore. I hope you two enjoy it!
     
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    Looks like paddlers' heaven!
     
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    Thanks. Not sure how much "I'll" get to enjoy it. Figure it will be invitation only. :)
     
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    It really IS a bit of the wilderness, but developed. Much of the chain reminds me of the border lakes at the top end of our great state. Very desirable region and felt blessed to find something I could afford without going all-in and having to sell the house or cabin.
     
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    Nice, when the house warming party?
     
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    Funny you asked. Saturday night! :dblthumb:
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Sweet! Congrats to both of you. :) That's awesome.
     
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    T MAC Old Squid Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Outstanding!
     
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    That's great . Kinda jealous for a few different reasons.
     
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    First, glad to hear you aren't looking for a divorce lawyer. Second, WOW, what a great place. Third...Ooooo...look at all the water, I'm jealous!

    dave
     
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    Looks like you both have great getaway spots now!
     
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    :dblthumb: Sorta' adopting the mantra, "The more we're apart, the longer we'll be together." :D
     
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    That's pretty nice. Way to go :)
     
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    So she gets to go Glamping by the water and you are relegated to the shack in the woods :cool:( have seen your photos of the place), 'course it sounds like you will get visitation rights so long as you show up with campfire wood.....:50:

    Enjoy your time in both places......:dblthumb:
     
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    Congratulations @LongAgoLEO ! Looks like an awesome place to tuck away your wife while you're out at bush camp. ;) I can't recall if I've ever been to that chain of lakes but it looks like quite a spread.
     

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