The Taj Majal
Blogging to you live(ish) from Ocotillo Wells. I write in praise of my Coleman brand, cabin style tent – The Taj Majal (called so as it is a excessively oversized testimate to my love for my wife). Over the five years we’ve been using this tent it has stood up to the elements. It has shunned the rain, blocked the sun, withstood the snow… And last night it stood up to a fierce, nasty wind storm. Granted, it was not a quiet night, and we and all our gear are now covered in a layer of desert sand. But she stood mightely and she stood bravely.
Of course, just after I had written and posted this (straight from the desert via my iPhone and WordPress!), the anchor loop in the front right corner of the picture broke. Notice that it’s still in tact in the picture. 10 minutes later, that corner would be held down from the inside with some very large rocks.
However, this does not take away from the awesomeness of this tent. We really have put it through the ringer over the last five years. Hopefully I can find someone to fix it fast as we are due to reside in it again in mere weeks. (Vengeful Hamhocks – HO!)
A corner tie? Pshaw!!! Who needs a corner tie?!