So putting up the tent, but let me back track here for a second and explain that I am talking about putting up the BIG tent, like the blue and white one if you refer to the background picture. After today I don't think the small tents will take that long or be a big problem. So any way we put that tent up, and it took about ten or so if us working together. First off some of it was already done for us, the ground was already laid and the main pillar/supports were already up with some of the rigging. So we first laid out the roof, which was four big heavy pieces, then tied them together, then connected it to this pulley system to lift it part way. The we had to get the main 8 poles in and then the hardest part. We had to hammer in 44 stakes into the ground, and I'm not talking about small ones no these were about a meter long (a meter is about 3 feet). This was the fun part where I gained so respect from some people, because I jumped right in a helped with that and even though it was tiring I didn't really stop, I mean I took breaks just like everyone else, but I did my part as well. I think I proved I wasn't some lazy American who didn't want to work. (Although I still think some of them don't like the fact I know VERY little German but that's a different story) So then after that is was easy we put the inner poles in and then the outer covering. It took us all afternoon, I think about 8 hours or so.
But its cool to look at how this happened and how it was easy because there were many of us working together, and to look at how we all helped each other and we didn't let anyone fail and that when we were driving the stakes in if someone got tried someone else stepped up to switch with them. Its one of those times you see the group step up for the greater good or whatever. But I would say it was a productive 2nd day and I can't wait till tomorrow to help with the rest of the tents and we'll see if I take them up on their offer to sleep in again lol.