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Ever Sleep in a Tipi in the Rain?

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We've reserved a night in a tipi on a ranch in South Dakota but I'm having second thoughts. I'm not sure if our son and his fiance can go on the trip now, and besides ... the weather forecast calls for thunderstorms, showers and a low temp of 52 degrees that night.

None of us are seasoned campers and when I picture us damp and shivering in a dark tipi while mother nature rages outside, or worse, running through a downpour to the bathroom a football field away, I cringe.

I'm thinking of postponing the tipi experience until a time when I know my son can come along and a period of drier weather -- but maybe I'm wrong. The Blue Bell Lodge in Custer State Park has a cabin available that night with real beds, a real bathroom and a real roof. What would YOU do?

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