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Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
[x] ignore test delete on 05/24/2012 20:13:03 MDT Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/14/2012 17:05:53 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Gripe! on 05/24/2012 20:31:50 MDT Print View

They all sound like the same person in different stages...

1)the fourth guy cannot go because his wife delivered the baby prematurely, and he jokes that she did it on purpose to cancel his trip.

2)the third guy cannot go because he just returned from his son's boyscout camping trip and is required to log some hours with his wife at home

3)One buddy bailed on this weekend's adventure because his wife has him castrated,

4)the second guy cannot go because he needs to prep documents for the divorce lawyer

Should be free for hiking once the divorce is final.

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Commonality on 05/24/2012 20:38:15 MDT Print View

So, they can't go because of wife, wife, wife, and wife, in one form or another. It's a lifestyle they chose.

Sound like one guy is giving it up. He might have time in the future.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Serious advice: on 05/24/2012 21:16:00 MDT Print View

One key to a good marriage is the understanding that, "If it is truly good for her/him, it's good for me."

If you or your spouse doesn't truly understand that, your relationship is doomed. If you and your spouse do understand that, you're on a good and getting better path.

It doesn't sound like the guys above have wives that understand that simple reality.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Gripe! on 05/24/2012 21:24:50 MDT Print View

BTW Roger. I work Monday.

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Gripe! on 05/24/2012 21:40:58 MDT Print View

Rodger
Your buddies played the wife trump card because they really didn't want to go.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Gripe! on 05/24/2012 21:44:11 MDT Print View

Ken:
"They all sound like the same person in different stages...

1)the fourth guy cannot go because his wife delivered the baby prematurely, and he jokes that she did it on purpose to cancel his trip.

2)the third guy cannot go because he just returned from his son's boyscout camping trip and is required to log some hours with his wife at home

3)One buddy bailed on this weekend's adventure because his wife has him castrated,

4)the second guy cannot go because he needs to prep documents for the divorce lawyer

Should be free for hiking once the divorce is final."


That's very funny Ken!

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
[x] ignore test delete on 05/24/2012 22:31:47 MDT Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/14/2012 17:06:24 MDT.

Paul Wagner
(balzaccom) - F

Locale: Wine Country
wives on 05/24/2012 23:04:03 MDT Print View

And my wife is my backpacking partner.

Can't beat that.

Jon Fong
(jonfong) - F - M

Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Wives and daughters on 05/25/2012 00:14:59 MDT Print View

Not only is my wife my backpacking partner, she will use any excuse to go! We are already overbooked this summer with 2 trips to Yosemite and a loop through some slot canyons as well as to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon down to Bright angel. BTW, my three college aged daughters are trying to crash in on over half of our trips.

Daniel Cox
(COHiker) - F

Locale: San Isabel NF
Re: wives on 05/25/2012 12:19:58 MDT Print View

Jealous.


My wife is amenable to hiking and I can usually get her to do a 4-5 mile dayhike, but only if I carry the kid, the food and the water.

Her idea of camping is with an AC'd 5th wheel, a hot shower, and a gas grille.

On the bright side, the vast majority of my hikes are with the aforementioned 30+# load, so when I get out for a real trip with an 18-20# pack, I practically run down the trail.

Bruce Tolley
(btolley) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
New born in the house on 05/25/2012 15:19:41 MDT Print View

I would have thought reason #1 would be pretty convincing.

Who would not want to stay at home with their new born child?

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
[x] ignore test delete on 05/25/2012 18:06:52 MDT Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/14/2012 17:06:58 MDT.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Gripe ? on 05/25/2012 18:38:21 MDT Print View

The only thing worse than a wife not letting you go for a walk is a wife that tells you to go for a walk.
Franco

Edited by Franco on 05/25/2012 18:42:16 MDT.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Gripe! on 05/25/2012 22:14:14 MDT Print View

What a truly sad thread...

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: wives on 05/26/2012 00:06:39 MDT Print View

+1 to the wife as a hiking partner!

One of my favorite (non-X-rated) things to come out of her mouth is "when do we get to go backpacking again?"

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Gripe!" on 05/26/2012 00:23:32 MDT Print View

"What a truly sad thread...

I couldn't agree with you more Miguel.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: "Gripe!" on 05/26/2012 10:10:50 MDT Print View

No kidding.

I don't WHAT the situation is but if your child is born you had better be there. Did you expect him to leave and not be there? When she was due? It doesn't matter what the back story is: it was HIS KID. It doesn't matter who feels trapped, etc. It is an innocent child who needs love FROM BOTH PARENTS. A real man stands up and takes care of what he got himself into and is there, taking care of teh baby - taking on 3 am diaper changes and rocking teh baby to sleep.

Sorry, but get over yourself.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
"Gripe!" on 05/26/2012 11:39:59 MDT Print View

I have to agree with both Miguel and Sarah!

I don't call it "flaking" for a man to be living up to his responsibilities!

Edited by hikinggranny on 05/26/2012 11:41:01 MDT.

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
[x] ignore test delete on 05/28/2012 11:21:02 MDT Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/14/2012 17:07:29 MDT.