Now it is set up day and we pull onto the site. First thing we do is find our set up location which is usually already marked for us. Then I pull the truck and trailer to our spot and wait patiently while Beth puts on the correct shoes and hat (yes,this happens at almost every event). We open the trailer and pull out the tent top, lay the top out, mark our corners and now it is time to pound stakes. Beth starts getting the ropes laid out while I drive the stakes, this goes on for until we get all the corners ready, once the corners are ready we can lift the tent, unless its really windy then I may or may not decide we need more to secure the tent before we lift. Sometimes this cause "marital moments" as Beth does not understand why we are doing it "different than usual". The tent is my responsibility in this business of ours so my decisions are final on all things tent related, unless a "marital moment" ensues. Once the tent is up and all the ropes, poles and stakes are done it is time to unload ALL the stuff from the truck and trailer. After everything is unloaded Beth begins getting our living quarters setup, this very important because I prefer to sleep in a bed, and then after a painfully long back and forth discussion about whether or not everything is unloaded I go park the rig. At this point I have a few small things I do to help with store set up and Beth takes care of all the rest (We have discovered through experience that this greatly decreases the amount of "marital moments") and I get to walk around and chat with people and see what is going on. In the next blog I will talk about what goes on during the event, thanks for dropping by.