After much research and financial wrangling of funds, we made the huge decision to buy a solar generator and solar panels for our upcoming cross country camping trip! This was a BIG move.

REI became our partner in crime when we received their catalog with coupons on the front announcing their annual member sale. I eagerly peeled off the coupon and read the tiny print that tells you what is NOT included in the 20% off one item sale.

Having looked for weeks and weeks at this YETI Goal Zero unit, watched YouTube videos of people who owned one and price compared our little hearts out, we actually visited REI twice to see what it looked like in person.

Sale day has arrived!! OMG! We felt so happy! Plus as we were buying the solar panels I suggested that John get his OWN individual REI membership and then he did so we also saved 20% off the collapsible briefcase solar panel duo saving ANOTHER $60!

Of course we have to wait a week for them to come to the store and then drive down and pick everything up…..but so so exciting.

We did go home with two sleeping bag pads and two camp chairs, all of which were 30% OFF due to their sale! And these were the same sleeping mattresses we couldn’t find in stock last week at all! OMG! Lucky lucky day!

So now we plan to do a test run in the HOH rainforest next week here on the Olympic Peninsula! We will see how things go with our first try with the dog and the new camp truck tent! Keep looking for updates

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    Kari said,

    So exciting!! I loved reading this!

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