When Roger and I started toying with the idea of riding our tandem cross country to celebrate our 60th years, in addition to complicated logistics there was the issue of camping. As many of you know we are die-hard hotel people. So this trip we are on with Bubba’s Pampered Pedalers is WAY out of our travel comfort zone!
We are now two weeks into our trip and experienced campers! At this point, I’m not sure whether I prefer indoor camping or tenting. Each has it’s advantages and disadvantages.
For Roger the outdoor camping experience has afforded him some of the best sleep he has ever experienced! Oh, but those cold early mornings when you just don’t want to get out of your zero degree sleeping bag…
Indoor camping reminds us of the BRAG (Bicycle Ride Across Georgia) refugee city in the school gyms. But in this situation you are sharing one large room with between 24 and 40 people. Sometimes the staff is set up in a different room than us if we are in an armory.
We are spaced out a good bit. We are toasty warm through night, we have bathrooms available all night and we have light until 9pm so you can sit up and read someplace other than the warmth of your sleeping bag.
The two most important reasons that camping is not bad:
1. Tyler, Drew, and Alex are “The Wolfpack”, the guys who have to set up our tents, blow up our air mattresses, and haul our luggage to the tents.
My GoGirl (google it, no photo provided). It’s what made this trip possible for me and it’s what gets me through the night in my tent!
Tomorrow: Hola, Mexico!