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    White Christmas in Colorado

    So here's my dilemma.

    We're in a hotel over Christmas. There's a 90% chance of snow tomorrow, with a low of 8F in Woodland Park. 80% chance of snow on Christmas Eve with a low of 4F. So it should be sub-zero in the mountains right above Woodland Park, probably on both nights.

    I pitched this plan to my wife that we take our gifts to the mountains for Christmas Eve. She'd sleep in the Cherokee while Joker (10 y/o) and I are in the hammocks, we have a big fire, then open presents in the mountains. Either the stars aligned or she's just testing me...but she agreed. Caught me completely off guard!

    So my dilemma is what to do. Should I jump on this opportunity and spend all my "marital capital" on one trip, knowing that it'll be a great memory but I'll hear about it for the next year, everytime a Honey-Do list comes up? Or skip it, knowing that there will be plenty of other winter storms in Jan-Mar to camp in?

    If the Yeti comes in today or early tomorrow, I might go up on the 23rd for a quick overnighter even though it might not dip below zero. Then I can wait for a bigger storm early next year. Probably the sensible thing to do but doesn't make it the RIGHT thing to do. At least not in the name of hammock science.

    Joker's good with it as long as we come home on Christmas Day to play with his toys.

    Ahhhhh...decisions, decisions....
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    I'd say, "If you have approval...GO FOR IT!"
    the plan sounds amazing...lasting memory for sure

    you can always work on refilling the "marital capital" for your next idea
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
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    Dang it all sounds good to me ... however after being married nearly 32 years now ... I'll just remind you that if one thing goes wrong ... you'll hear about it for the rest of your marriage!

    I'm just saying ...

    But sometimes ya just gotta go for it!

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    NEVER pass up a chance to do something together!!

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    Gain some marital capital back by camping where your wife can use an electric blanket in the Cherokee. Take it from a hardened car camper, nothing better on a cold winter night.

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    Since you are basing from the Cherokee, you have the opportunity to bring "comforts" for all involved without concern for weight. That given, what better way to spend the holiday than surrounded by the glory of nature with family and love. Make sure you bring the camera!

    Envious of your Rocky Mountain backdrop.

    Tidings of comfort and joy. Have a great time!

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    Go for it evertime you get the chance. never know what tomorrow brings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeHouse View Post
    Go for it evertime you get the chance. never know what tomorrow brings.
    man, aint that the truth!
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    I love this place. I move halfway across the country, everything I own is packed up at the moving company except what I fit into one small trailer, and no one asks why I have subzero camping gear for three people with me.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    ... and no one asks why I have subzero camping gear for three people with me.
    Well duh ..........

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