A night in a tent

    We are planning on going camping with several of our friends from Mosaic Commons on Labor Day weekend. We did the same thing last Labor Day, and had fun, despite our poor planning. Our tent, a free tent we got from turning in Marlboro Miles collected from discarded Marlboro cigarette packs many years ago, seemed a bit crowded, what with the kids growing every year, so we checked out our local Target and got a 'Family' sized tent, with a 'wall' splitting it into 2 rooms. Good price, good size, and it was tax-free weekend here in Massachusetts.

    That was last weekend, and yesterday my wife decides she will distract at least one of the boys with the lure of setting up the new tent. Actually went up easier than our smaller tent, and has some handy features I miss in the smaller tent, like a gear pouch on the back wall, and a section of flooring out front so you can get your shoes off the turf before actually getting them in the tent. It is roomy too, being rated for six, and plenty of room for six at that, so for us four are swimming in space. Mats down, sleeping bags down, everyone's got their pillows and reading material. Time for snoozing. Hmmm, why is it no matter how you lay out in a tent, your head always seems to be down hill.

    Now that we are all tucked in and done reading and settling, the fun starts. Is that thunder? Getting a tad breezy, isn't it? Yup, lightning, thunder, rain, very windy. The tent is holding up fine, although the wall does lean in a lot when the wind blows hard. My wife decides she can't sleep with this much noise and excitement, and as my youngest is having his 7 year birthday party the next day, she feels she needs her sleep in order to deal. Off she goes, back to the house, and I stay because I'm enjoying it now that I've gotten over my grump. Besides, what could be more fun than sleeping out in a thunder storm. Ur,ur, as they say on Tool Time. :-)

Comments:

I do love sleeping in a tent when it's storming :)

Posted by dbs on August 20, 2007 at 04:40 PM EDT #

dbs - better than sleeping outside a tent in a storm. :-)

Posted by Perley on August 21, 2007 at 02:59 AM EDT #

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