We picked up the tent at Charlie’s Honda on Thursday. It’s heavier than I expected, but I’ve never owned a 10×10 tent you can stand up in so what do I know??
Took it out of the box this afternoon so I could set it up in my big front room here at the apartment. It comes in a really nice zipper bag like an oversized duffel – even has handles!
Max was quite excited when I spread this crinkly big thing on the floor. He thought it was some new toy for him to play with and started grabbing at the corner rings and the straps. He didn’t think it was so much fun when I began to open up the tent poles – they’re really long and seemed a little scary to him, so he backed off to a safe distance to watch what his crazy owner was going to do next.
Big surprise (at least for me)!! It only took me 15 minutes to set it up! Then we both got in and sat on the floor. We can live in it quite comfortably if we want!
I’d love to know who came up with this great idea. The tent can be a free-standing 10×10 foot tent with a 7’6″ center, and it can also be attached to the open hatch on the back of the Honda Element to give you easy access to all your “stuff” in the back of the car.
Thought (ever so briefly) about sleeping in it tonight, but that comfy tempurpedic won out over the hardwood floor… maybe we’ll give it a test night later this month.
Then it was time to dismantle it, roll it back up and fit it into that duffel bag again. Uh oh! Will it fit? Doesn’t look like it… oof! WOW! Got it back in there!! AND zipped up the bag with room to spare! YEE-HAW!
One more thing checked off the list. And the clock is ticking down towards departure…