So, I picked up a new sleeping bag at Target on Wednesday after swinging by Alex & Denise's to pick up the spare house key. They had pretty good prices on Coleman sleeping bags, including the "tall" versions I need to be comfy. I opted for the "cool" (40° F) rating instead of "cold" (20° F) rating. It's actually rarely that cold when we go camping, but a) it is once in a while, and b) no one seems to stock the "warm" models.
Anyway, it's not going to matter how cold it gets in the Poconos this weekend, because Stephen decided to bag the camping trip thanks to Irene's likely arrival in the area by Sunday morning. The weather will probably turn lousy Saturday night at the latest, and while we've camped in rain before, this kind of stormy weather would be no fun. He briefly tried to put together an indoor camping trip in a nearby motel, but it didn't get much traction. A few folks are actually going camping anyway, willing to bug out Saturday if it looks like it'll get bad, but mostly people aren't willing to bother for just one night.
Just got an invite from one of the regulars for a mid-September camping trip. We'll see!