The other day on Gypsy’s blog, she was talking about tent camping. To me, there is something so peaceful yet a little spooky about sleeping in a tent in the middle of no-where. When I was a young boy and when I was about to start grade school, my parents moved to the country. I grew up living next to the woods and since I was an only child, I spent a lot of time in those woods. My Dad had two army pup tent halves, put them together, and put up a two man pup tent located up next to those woods that I loved so much. He showed me how to trench it so that when it rained, the water would not come into the tent. I spent a lot of hours in that tent, both in the day time and at night. Sometimes my buddy would come up and we would play in it and if allowed, would spend the night. That was a long time ago and tents have sure changed since then. After I was grown with a family, I still liked to spend time in a tent. I went “boat access only” tent camping with some good friends of mine and had a wonderful time. The first RV I had was a pop-up tent camper. I posted a blog about it last year. Here is a link to it: http://dizzydick.blogspot.com/2011/01/wondering-about-my-first-rv.html . We used it a lot and my whole family enjoyed it. Of course there are always some problems that pop up when you are camping or on the road, but nothing catastrophic happened and we always got home safe. We had lots of good times in that old Pop-Up. Today’s tents are much more sophisticated. I was looking at an article in my “Gold Prospectors” magazine about tents that attached to or become part of your vehicle. They even have some that attached to the rear of small SUV’s and use part of the rear storage area as part of the living area in the tent and it is completely off the ground and some go to the ground for more head room. Your choice of whether you want up off the ground in heavily infested rattle snake country or down on the ground with them so that you have more room to jump up and down on them if they want to move in with you. There are a lot of new and unique designs out there that are compatible with most any type of vehicle or use. Gypsy, you should have no trouble finding one that suits you, but the only trouble I see is trying to decide which of the many different designs you may want. You all have a great day now, you hear?