Originally Posted by Unique458
Ahhhh! that's to bad that you wont be there, it would have been awesome to speak with you in person, maybe next time,
I will be trying to keep the family at home, up to date through facebook.
I will try to share some "first timer" stories with all of you here also.
Leaving in 2 weeks.............mixed emotions............. never been away from home for such a long stretch.
Maybe in a way this forum will be comforting.
Can't wait to go though.
I think that you should definitely share some stories here - I have a feeling that plenty of people would read them...
Understandable to be apprehensive about leaving but I think you'll have an overall positive experience. Many guys get a fair bit of grief from their wives for the first few weeks, but then it'll be payday and a cheque will deposited in your account and suddenly you wife will be more supportive...
I'll send you a PM with some things that I know I'd appreciate knowing ahead of time if it were my first season, and if you have any specific questions just fire away.
Think of it as a vacation...albeit a slightly less than exotic one...!!