Our first tent camping trip is in the books…we arrived home Sunday afternoon..one day earlier than we had planned..why?…the one thing we couldn’t control was the weather?!…
after spending a very rainy night we decided to head home today…the forecast didn’t look that promising so we figured why pack up in the rain on Monday..…head out while there was no moisture falling from the sky…
So now for the recap on what we thought of our first ‘tent camping’ experience…
an Outbound six man Lakeside Long..roomy..nice vestibule…kept us dry…9/10
3.5 inches thick..very comfortable…10/10
warm and cozy..10/10
The only downside of the sleeping arrangements were the pillows..we should have brought one more each…
We even had a portable toilet so there was no leaving the tent in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.. now that is a REAL bonus!!!
And Doug had even bought a portable fan that ran on batteries..perfection!!!
The cooking and the meals?..was just fine..we ate well..never went hungry!..the old cooler worked well keeping the food and drinks at a good temperature..
Tucker was a good boy..slept well in the tent..yet another bonus!!
The camping experience on the whole went very well…we had a discussion today with regards to how difficult it is to know what it is like to have a ‘trailer’ and then to revert back to a tent..and sleeping low to the ground…( for those of you interested…the getting out of bed was bit difficult but we managed)
But I, in turn said that even when we had the trailer and it rained?..sure we were dry but there was the feeling ‘of the walls closing in’ if we spent too much time indoors…and more than once we both had thought we need a bigger trailer???
After packing up, we realized that even with the trailer the time it took was about the same..
So basically the final score of this first trip?…with the weather being the only downside…I would say we would rate this first trip at 8.5/10..we may have been ‘roughing it’..but all in all it was a success!!
So now the laundry awaits and drying out a few items..and we will be good to go again!!!