Alicia and Robert, the owners of a single-family house on Lewis Street in Hillcrest, had heard of people wearing gas masks and robbing houses while they were being tented for termites. So, they decided to pitch a tent in their front yard on May 30, next to the one covering their home.
The couple set up an awning, spread a few nice carpets, brought in a small table, a few cozy pillows, a pair of patio chairs, some beach chairs, ran a couple of extension cords, and plugged in a laptop and portable radio. A 12-pack of Dos Equis was secured under Robert's laptop and the latest copy of the Reader was at their feet.
“‘Glamping,’ I think they call it,” said Alicia.
They appeared to be enjoying themselves, although they said things get interesting around 2 a.m. when the bars let out.