Weekend Wanderings 6.12


With school out and summer vacation is in full swing, it is time to hit the road. If you can’t leave town just yet, here is an alternative. I wandered upon a really fun tv series…guy/gal…decor meets automotive. Real unique. It is called, Flippin RVs. Altho, let me clarify, RV = Travel Trailer in this case and it is about trailer renovation not travel. I love all the home renovation tv shows but taking your life on the road opens you to the adventure of experiencing new places & people.

My first experience in trailer camping was in the late 50’s (yikes!) through the mid 60’s. While in grade school, I regularly went on vacation with a neighbor girlfriend, who was the youngest of 2 much-older sisters, so she got to invite a friend to go on vacations. Lucky me! Her dad loved to fish and her mom loved the beach, so they purchased a brand new 1950’s Shasta travel trailer (white and red orange, either the iconic Shasta wings) and pulled it, during summer vacations, to lakes and coastal campgrounds around California and Nevada – and I got to go as a kid companion!


My appreciation of vintage trailers was re-sparked this past winter, while we were snowbirding in Arizona, our host, Al, told us about the Spartan trailer. We saw photos on the internet, oh my! How cool is this aluminum shaped home on wheels? They look more like airplanes than travel trailers.


The Long, Long Trailer is a hilarious (1954) movie, staring Lucy & Dezi Arnez, do you remember seeing that? The trailer used was a 1953 Redman, “New Moon” model.


My favorites: Airstream, Shasta, and Spartan Mansion.

Thanks for Meeting Me Lakeside!

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Note: Wednesday MML will be a special DIY post, you will not want to miss. Start now looking for a favorite old photo that you would like to see in Black & White, prominently displayed in your home. Tip: makes a great gift for Father’s Day. Your photo could be of a child, a pet or a fun friends or family snap shot. If it’s color, that’s okay, but it will be converted to a digital B&W in the end. This is going to be a Fun, Affordable and, most of all, a SIMPLE project…See you then!

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