Step One: Make Sure The Tent Works Before Camping Trip
Posted Aug 23 2008 10:51pm
Even though I have been on several camping trips over the past 2 years ~ I haven't used my tent for at least 2 years. So, I thought it would be a good idea to see if I remembered how to put the tent up and make sure that it still works. Last time I used it, the elastic guy line broke on one of the main support beams. DH ~ being such a handyman ~ was able to re-attach the broken guy line and it only took about 30 minutes till we were finished.
We had entertained the idea of having a pseudo-camp out by sleeping in the tent in the backyard for one night. The plan was scrapped after a late night out with friends. There was a small threat of scattered thunder showers for today. The plan was to let the kids play in the tent for a while during the morning and then take it down in the afternoon ~ thus avoiding a wet tent. Well, early in the morning I woke up with a beast of a Chiari headache ~ warning lights are going off in my head ~ rain is very close. I bolt out of bed, run outside and start tearing down the tent before it rains. Just a second after I dragged the tent indoors it starts pouring down rain.
So, reality check, the brain tail can pretty accurately predict when it's going to rain ~ isn't there some way I could make a living with this new found talent???? But seriously, just getting the tent out ~ I am super excited about our next camping trip!