Awesome, glad to see some "new guys" that I've not ridden with before!
Jeff, that's great, I hope she has a blast also.
Barry, I haven't even really had a great tent, so I can't help much there. THat one that threadkiller posted looks nice, and pretty affordable too. He's definitely right though, a two man tent for one person, especially with all of our bulky gear. When I used to hike, I normally just used an ultralight tarp, lately I've been hanging in my hammock.