Can you believe it's summer time again already? I can't believe that it's almost time for school to let out and vacations to start. When I was younger, my family would pack up and go to Cedar Point every single year. Unfortunately, we only had the one camper, and more often than not, there were more of us than there were spaces in it to sleep. If grandma & grandpa didn't come along with their 5th wheel, well, some of us got stuck sleeping in the van. That sounds worse than what it really was of course. We had a huge van, great for hauling stuff. The back of it was perfect for stretching out a couple of sleeping bags. Usually my brother and I were the two that got stuck in the back of the van, and more often than not we'd spend the night talking and punching each other sibling-style.
Looking back, some of my best times were when our whole family was camped out there at Cedar Point. I have always thought of it as my family's special place, and I can't wait until my own family is big enough to go there. We can't afford a camper right now though, so when we do go, we'll probably end up putting up a tent. A while ago, we featured a giveaway on our site that had a giant sleeping bag as a prize. All I could think is how perfect it would be for us to take tent-camping! Especially since our family is still pretty small, and the kids love to sleep in bed with us. As a bonus, one sleeping bag means that there is less to pack, and more room for packing other important things, like bug spray or cheese puffs for middle-of-the-night snacking!
The giveaway for the giant sleeping bag is over, but if you want to check it out and see if it's something you might want for your next camping trip, you can click on the link below to get the details from Teton Sports!
A Ladybug on the Go hosted the giveaway and had this to say about the Teton Sports Mammoth Sleeping Bag:
"This has quilting throughout and "cushioning around zipper and shoulder to keeps drafts out". Built for two or more people it has three sided zippering for easy access from either side. This is roughly the size of a queen mattress so you can even fit the little ones if you want!
Best of all there is a Oxford Compression Sack with Drawstring Closure to hold the sleeping back when not in use! The "mummy style" hood holds pillows in place as you sleep!
Teton Sports "was started in 2005 in Utah with a very long not-to-do list as opposed to the traditional to-do list. We do just a few things, but we try hard to do them well." Their short but great list of products include sleeping bags, tents, bags/backpacks, cots, and a variety of accessories."