Don’t TP the Teepee TOPICS:exteriorteepeeTwispWA Posted By: Marty E. August 14, 2013 List price: 7.2 million dollars. It’s bigger on the inside than it appears to be from the outside, though: Heh.
Either The Doctor felt the need to disguise the TARDIS or the Weasleys didn’t lose that tent after all. Just so you know… “bigger on the inside” is *not* easy to pull off. Gods know I’ve tried.
BTW, even on the outside that is one hell of a big tepee, aka lodge. Friends of mine used to have one they’d bring to camping retreats. They had enough trouble getting the lodge poles to the site and theirs only extended a few feet either end of the Suburban. I’d say this one is permanently installed, though that takes away from the authenticity. The whole point of a lodge is portability. (Um… did WA state Native Americans even use that type of lodge?)
Oh yeah… that other lodge… lovely, lovely place. Lots of dining areas. *Lots* of dining. I would love to see pics of the kitchen(s) that go with them, not least because the Jurassic Park kitchen keeps going through my head, which is pretty disturbing.
The grounds are gorgeous! (*Good* HP photos for a change – WooHoo!) I was surprised to see an in-ground pool so far north (this is northeast of Seattle, not far from the Canadian border). A pity it wouldn’t be accessible for much of the year. While the record high temp for this area is 106’F, the record low is… -48’F. Check please!
Speaking of accessibility, the nearest town had only 919 residents as of 2010. Even so, there’s a small airport. Zooming out from the map one sees why – there’s almost nothing anywhere near this place. Nice for get-away meetings, but a definite consideration if weather precludes resupplying or just getting the hell out. Another reason to show the kitchen facilities for this place, especially the pantry and freezer. Oh wait… it’s -48’F. Never mind.
@Emerald63: Yeah… those would be HD photos…
I am *never* offering to be these people’s caretaker. I absolutely draw the line at living under canvas, and if anyone imagines that I’m not noticing that walking irrigation boom in the background… well, this kid didn’t ride in on a turnip truck, bucko.
House me in a tent and water me in the dark, eh? I suppose you also expect me to polish the Ford, touch up the totem pole, and brush Bambi, there, too, eh? Well, you can stuff it, Jolly Ranchers. Stuff it right inside your pointy tent.
@anodean: If it really is authentic, it’s made from animal hide. No issues then. Also, I believe real lodges have a flap to cover the ventilation hole during bad weather.
However, canvas isn’t all bad. I actually stayed in a canvas lodge for a few hours once. We were in Florida, which has as much humidity as under that irrigation boom. We were in a “traditional” nylon tent (including the condensation on the ceiling, outer shell of the sleeping bags, and every other thing in there) when our air mattress conked out. It was around 5am, a time which we never normally witness, when I woke up with the mother of all back cramps. I was trying to walk it off when I met a friend who was off to cook a group breakfast. She told me to make myself at home in her lodge and sleep as long as I needed. (Thank the Gods for crazy morning people!) Not only did she have a futon mattress – Ahh… – her lodge was amazingly dry inside. Even the air was dryer because the canvas sucked up every bit of moisture that would otherwise condense. Best sleep I’ve ever had while camping. I honestly have no clue how they do in a downpour, though I imagine they’re treated with some sort of water repellant.
…”Jolly Ranchers” ~snerk~
I actually spewed cracker crumbs toward my monitor when I scrolled down to that second picture. Thank you for that laugh.