We were planning on leaving Fort Collins Friday afternoon, but our furnace at home decided it wasn't wanting to wake up for the season (figures...) so we had to sit around and wait for someone to come repair it before we left, then we got stuck in the traffic the homecoming game for CSU caused, and just gave up. Left Saturday morning and got there around noon some time and started getting introduced to everyone.
Mustardman and Mrs.Mustardman invited me to their castle of a setup under the new "MustardDog" stand to check out their BB and RR so I could hopefully make a decision. I was hoping it would be a "lay in each hammock a couple minutes, make up my mind" sort of deal, and that just was not the case. I ended up choosing the BB in the end (order placed as soon as I got home XD ), but it wasn't easy. I still think, very much, that a RR is in my future as well. Brandon did a fantastic job on that thing. Anywho, then the Mustards let me borrow a BB for the night, while Brandon let me borrow a Yeti and a sock. When I got all set up and laid down in the hammock, I was in absolute heaven: warm, comfortable, falling asleep... but then my wife called me from the t**t. She and the dogs were really cold. So I had to get out of the hammock and help her figure out how insulation works, and ended up spending the night in the tent so I could keep an eye on her and the dogs. Huge bummer, but oh well. On the positive side, I think that night on the ground might have been the final straw for her. When I got out of the hammock and got into the tent, I told her, "I was COMPLETELY warm and comfortable, you know," (jokingly, of course, though she knew it was true) and I think that struck a chord with her. I think she's figured out that a hammock is far superior to sleeping on the ground. With my BB on the way, I think I'll have her sleep in it while I take the ENO DN for a night next summer, and that should push her over the edge, lol.
Anyway, come morning, the dogs were shivering, so we broke down camp in a hurry and got them in the car, with it running and the heater on full blast, partook in the group shot, and bailed. Hannah was starting to get sick before the hang, and I think the cold only aggravated it, but other than that and the ground, we had a fantastic time. Y'all are an awesome group of people, and it was an absolute pleasure to meet you all. I genuinely can't wait until the next hang we can make - hopefully we'll both be hanging by then. ^.^