When researching all the tents, I have opted for "space and height" as this tent will do us for the next ten years. I'm over walking around a tent half bent over and getting a sore back. Our tent has three rooms in total. One at either end and one in the middle which will basically be for storage and/or if all the baths are done the kids are not quite ready for bed, there is room for them to play board games, do drawings etc. We are all very excited about our new tent and looking forward to having some wonderful camping trips. Kids love camping and it's great to be away from tv's and get some fresh air. It's also a great feeling to be sitting around a camp fire and so this summer it's all about making wonderful memories and getting out of the normal routines.
Here's a few photos of us putting up the tent for the first time. I didn't bother putting the fly up this time but we are all very happy and can't wait to try it out for real. Not so happy when I tried to reverse the process by taking it down and putting it away. The taking it down part was easy, trying to fit the tent back into it's original bag - not so easy and that will need another attempt by me however for now the tent is all in the bag but the bag won't close. Here's to Summer 2012 with my kids and our new holiday shack. You'd think our back yard was a National Park anyway except for the obvious chicken coup in the background. My favourite picture below is the one of us altogether leaning over the bag reading the instructions. What a great idea, they are written on material and sewn into the side of the bag.