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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Glamping in Michigan

I love my tiny canned ham, rv, travel trailer to bits! I named her "The Glampette," a petite spin on the whole glamorous camping trend. Because teardrop and canned ham trailers became popular in the 1950's I've enjoyed keeping a bit of vintage charm when it comes to decorating my trailer even though you're just as likely to find cutting edge, modern amenities tucked away inside of her.

The past few days it's been pouring rain out so I spent some time doodling on my computer. I designed a graphic that I'm considering either printing as a decal to put on her aluminum skin or turning it into some kind of sign that I can put up while attending tiny teardrop trailer rallies. Though she's usually one of the few non-teardrop trailers at the gatherings she fits right in due to her small size. I may even turn the design into fabric and make a cushion cover for my yellow chair or remake the window curtains inside the trailer. What to do, what to do. . .

Over the holiday weekend Fred and I took our trailers out camping. Kind of a break-in to the 2015 camping season trip.

The days were sunny and warm but dusk brought out swarms of mosquitos. As the sun went down the sky turned a beautiful blue reflected here in the trailer's baby moon hubcaps.

I was prepared for bites but thankfully my Thermacell repellent device kept them at bay.

We also may have scared the mosquitos away the second night when we had a huge campfire! That's Fred's trailer to the left, and my glampy retro chair beside my side table and my Dad's Coleman lantern he handed down to me.

You can't see it but I also tested out the lantern storage case Fred made me for Christmas. He is so clever! It holds the lantern, two fuel containers, extra mantles, and doubles as a small stool or side table.

The first night the temperature dipped to 35º (F)! Brrrrrrrrrr. Just a few days earlier it was 88º (F). When it comes to Michigan's weather I've learned to be prepared for anything.

I'll leave you with this rather cool photo. It was an accidental shot I didn't even realize I'd taken until later. I'm pretty sure if I had tried to take a long exposure of sparks coming out of the fire pit it wouldn't have come out like this. That it was a beautiful accident makes it more special :)

Fred and I are looking forward to camping all summer and fall long. I may be turning in my long-haul trucker, traveling the interstate ways for some peace and quiet out in nature. That won't be so bad. In fact, I'm kind of looking forward to it.

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