What do you remember about last night?
Bailey -The thunderstorm was really bad. It was hard to go to sleep. We didn't sleep very well but I loved the tent and the fire. When can we go again?
Harper -Uh, nothing. (That's good; she didn't remember crying at 4:15 and wanting to go home.)
Jesse -We found a beautiful place to camp on Lookout Mountain. We set up camp on top of a hill with views all around. It made for a great sunset. Around one in the morning a storm front moved through. It was very windy and it didn't rain torrentially but the lightning was fierce and all around us. Needless to say, I rethought the merits of the 360 degree exposed views from the bare hilltop. It was an intense 30 minutes as the storm moved over us. Other than acting as the perfect lightning rod, the tent performed well and kept us dry. The kids didn't wake up until the second round of storms started rolling in the distance. I wasn't going to play lightning rod again so I moved the kids into the back of the truck just before four a.m. and we moved down into the trees where we spent the rest of the night testing out the 'downstairs' sleeping arrangements. More pictures here.