Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bring on summer!

We are so excited - because today we bought ourselves a camper!

We have been talking about camping for about a year now. Several friends have invited us to go with them, and we even have a reservation to go to a campground in Duluth this June. So we started looking for a camper on Craigslist and eBay. As soon as we saw some pictures of vintage travel trailers, we knew that we wanted one... that it would fit us. About two weeks ago I found this one on Craigslist. It was close to home so we didn't need to travel far to see it. And we fell in love with it. Our "new" camper is a 1959 Mallard. It is 15 feet long - just perfect for the two of us - and Percy, of course. So today we went and picked it up. It fits perfectly in the space next to the garage.

Our little beauty is in pretty good shape. There are a few things to be fixed, but if we wanted to, we could go camping in her this weekend. With windchill tonight forecast to be at least -30 I think we'll wait a while.
But we're as happy as can be to look out the window and see her parked in our driveway.

Here are a few pictures of the inside... I will be looking for fabric to make curtains and slipcovers for the banquette. We are going to put a full size mattress in back, and I'll be looking for a cute bedspread. Craig has to do a little work on a couple of the regulators for the front windows, and the inside of the door needs some work. But can you see the possibilities? I have been doing research on Pinterest, and have seen so many cute trailers... I can't wait to put our personal touch on this one.

The bonus is that this little trailer can serve as overflow sleeping when we have all the kids and grandkids ( or any other company) here for a weekend. 
Just call if you want to make a reservation to stay in our little trailer!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness, it is so adorable! I am so glad you got it and can't wait to see it as you work to fix it up a bit :)