The plan calls for us to tent camp our way across the country, with a few nights with friends and/or family, and a very few nights in hotels. Dan thinks there may be a night or two in the car, but I’m hoping he is wrong on that count.
We’ll be traveling in our new (to us in April) 2009 Mazda 3 hatchback, and tenting in our Kelty Trail Dome 4 tent. Needless to say, we’ll be traveling a lot lighter than we do when we camp for 10 days at a time in Cobscook Bay State Park. We are limiting ourselves to one large duffel bag for clothes and personal gear, the tent, a propane stove, a propane lantern, sleeping bags, our LL Bean (of course!) Camp Futons, a smallish cooler and food, and assorted camping/cooking gear. We probably should throw in some Fix A Flat and a AAA card. We’ll also be bringing one, or rather two, little luxuries: our Mac Sports folding chairs, simply the most comfy compact folding chair I’ve ever parked my behind in.
With the back seat folded down, the Mazda is pretty roomy, and traveling light will use less gasoline, right? Anyway, the Mazda has tunes and a moonroof, so we are good to go. Have we forgotten anything? Let us know!