We bought a new tent last week and finally got around to setting it up yesterday.

We did a test run in the backyard next to the swing set. The tent isn’t anything too fancy, simple dome construction with good ventilation. It stows easily and fits six people, which means our family of four with gear.

It went up pretty easy. My 8 year old did most of it himself. Once the basic structure was up, he and his 4-year-old sister crawled in to check it out. My wife and I finished setting up the rain fly.

Now we have to find some time to go camping.

My daughter has been talking nonstop about camping ever since she got a Curious George book about the subject. She also has smores at pre-school