• Bobby

Our First Night in a Teardrop

When we first purchased our Hiker Trailer, my fiancé and I could not wait to go camping; or at least I couldn't wait...

We (I) decided to go out to Lake Mead National Recreation area since it's close and we only had one night to go. As we drove down the desert trails to get to a camping spot that overlooked the lake, I had to constantly remind myself to slow down because I forgot I was towing something. I could barely feel the trailer behind my Silverado.

When we got to a decent camping location, we "set up" camp. All we had to do was get out of the truck and set up the awning and cook table. The awning wasn't necessary, I just wanted to take pictures... Wasn't my best idea with the wind gusting. We ended up taking it down shortly after setting it up.

For dinner, I picked up a bag of stove top pasta to cook on our Coleman camp stove. It was absolutely delicious; highly recommended, easy to execute camping meal. Due to the wind, we ended up folding the interior bed into the couch and ate in the trailer with both dogs (YES, there was room).

We had some drinks with our dinner and a few more after and went to sleep. I slept like a baby, Stephanie did not. She was up all night worried about the animals and coyotes making noise all night.

In the morning, I woke up fairly earlier and busted out the stove again to boil some water for coffee. Again, the wind made things difficult, but I was able to get it done. The coffee was fantastic and the scenery made it that much more enjoyable.

Overall, our first night was successful. We learned a lot about our teardrop and what we needed (or didn't need) for our next trip.

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