Dan loves to go camping. I don't love camping, but I don't hate it either. The only thing I don't like about camping is the packing of everything (it feels like you're packing the whole house in order to go stay in a hot tent sleeping on lumpy ground). Sooo, the best of both worlds is camping in the backyard. We can enjoy all the things about camping (ok, almost all of them) without having to pack. An added bonus is that when the tent seems squishy...mom can sacrifice and sleep in the comfort of her own bed. :) The kids had a great time! They enjoyed smores, reading in the tent and even starting to fall asleep before they heard the truck driving through town spraying for mosquito's...that ended the camping pretty quick (it's not good to be outside when they spray). Regardless of the short night...fun times were had by all!