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    Not to brag, but..

    ..so this weekend my wife told me we should go to REI "just to browse around". We've been working pretty hard lately on remodeling our house, and I thought it'd be nice to get a morning off, so.. off we went.

    I'd been eyeballing the Exped Downmat 7 for use in our bridge hammocks for a trip on the John Muir trail this summer that we've been planning.. well, she decided to surprise me with one

    So we get to REI and she goes to the counter and picks up a box that she'd had shipped there. Needless to say, that was a nice surprise. She's away this week on business, so I'm going to be sleeping in the back yard testing it out

    That's all - no useful information; I'm just excited

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    Re: Not to brag, but..

    That's a keeper right there...
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    Congrats that sounds like a awesome surprise. Let us know how it goes with the test.
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    WOW! I have a great wife but I dont see anything like that happening any time soon LOL!!!
    Have a great trip on the JMT!!
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    What a nice surprise!

    And I hope we get a trip report & pics from your JMT adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tijereyes View Post
    So we get to REI and she goes to the counter and picks up a box that she'd had shipped there. Needless to say, that was a nice surprise. She's away this week on business, so I'm going to be sleeping in the back yard testing it out

    That's all - no useful information; I'm just excited
    Dang tootin'!!! I'm excited for you! And yes, that is useful information ... I might just share it with my own wife. tee hee

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountnman View Post
    WOW! I have a great wife but I dont see anything like that happening any time soon LOL!!!
    Same here. LOL I'm jealous of Tijereyes. Tijereyes, tell her how much all your HF buds are impressed with her.

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    What are the chances that if this was a forum for say Cosmo magazine or something similar the response would be "A surprise like that, for no reason at all... he's cheating on you!"??

    I too am impressed with her.
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    Sounds like you've got a great wife. Have fun on the JMT.
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    Not To Brag??? U BET U SHUD

    What a wonderful perceptive spouse. Gotta Worship that woman!!!

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    always good to reciprocate the good! cyclical

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