I got a tarptent virga2 for my gal and I (yeah I know a bit cramped...but got it for a good deal)...now just have to find some good quality, lightweight sleeping bags, 3 season, down to 0 farenheit.
there are SO many companies offering bags, but my time is a bit tight right now, so pls make suggestions.
My first tour w my gal will be in aug to the san juan islands...(she's never toured before...heck she's never had a good bicycle before (her Surly LHT will be ready next wk according to our LBS) and the Okanagan Valley (BC) will be too hot and busy that time of yr...but we'll probably return in late Sept/early Oct for the wine fest (still hot but not sweltering and much less traffic)....sound good?
Then next yr hopefully revisit the Oregon Coastline to San Fran or further south
(I did a trip across Canada (from Toronto Ontario) and down the old 101 coastal hwy in '82...what a blast!)