The big chore of our trip to Roundrock last Friday, and the reason I took off of work to do so when we had decent weather, was to deliver these two beds to the Cabin at the End of the Road. I don’t think the Roundrock area got the same snow dump that we did in Kansas City on the first day of spring, but even if it rained, I wouldn’t have wanted to haul exposed mattresses through it or carry the weight of two heavy wooden beds in the truck through some of the muddy sloughs we have for roads down there.
But all of that worry is behind me now. We delivered the beds without incident, set them up, tested them briefly, and then went about our other business in the near 70º day.
We’ve camped at our woods a few times, using an assortment of tents, my favorite being this one. Those have involved cots and ground mats, and while you can survive just about any camping misadventure for a weekend, if it doesn’t have to be that way . . .
So now we have two comfy-ish beds to sleep in when we spend the night in the woods. I’ve never actually slept on one of these, and the boys didn’t seem to mind them when they were little guys, but in later years they couldn’t tell us enuf how uncomfortable they were.
We shall see, and perhaps soon, too. When my order of 100 plants comes in from the Conservation Department next month, we intend to spend two days planting them, so we’ll be testing those beds then, if not sooner.
- Walk a trail to enjoy the sounds of spring.