19 July 2016


fairly spontaneous ..
cuz we're sometimes daring like that ..
we set off for a quick getaway to tahoe.
a good site was available at a favorite campground
so we grabbed it online and a couple days later
set off for yonder. and we're glad we did.

this is our toy trailer & station wagon,
nicely situated on the ledge just 
above the trailer stove.

and this is our trailer. 
1955 boles aero miramar front kitchen
one of three in existence for that year,
as far as we know. unless someone has
one stashed away in their grandparents barn..

this is charlie the chipmunk .. 
he spent a lot of time at our campsite 
racing here and there. he was a little guy
and stood still enough for like a second
before scampering off to parts unknown.
he also took a dust bath. 

a blue jay seemed to like my camp chair 
but i wasn't fast enough 
with my camera to capture a picture.

i made a little curtain for the door window .. 

the tall pines and redwoods .. glorious majesty.
the tippy-tops waved to and fro in the occasional
breeze, bringing with them a sound like waves ..
if you close your eyes and imagine.


Cheryl said...

Delightful!! Your camper...your chipmunk...your curtain...your getaway!!

Deanna Rabe said...

Lovely trailer - a haven away from home!

Tahoe - amazing.

Adrienne said...

I'm so glad you could get away to such a beautiful place. Your trailer is absolutely fantastic! Love the little car and trailer!

Sherry said...

a wee time of restoration..

Sherry said...

haven is an apt description. :)

Sherry said...

a good night's sleep and rest waking hours.
just what the Great Physician ordered.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh I absolutely ADORE your trailer - it is AWESOME!

I have never been to Lake Tahoe, but it was a favorite place of my father's - he talked about it a great deal when he first went there in the 70s. Oneof these days I should very much like to visit there. Wish I could own a dream trailer such as yours - it is heavenly!

Thanks for your recent visit and good wishes, it is greatly appreciated. : - )

Debbie said...

You lucky girl! I'm so envious (only in a good way). How wonderful to have opportunity and close places. After seeing your last post of the drop I started looking at travel trailers again. Kept it secret cause Handyman would jump on the chance. We have no place to keep it! No good close places to go, little time.....Now when we retire and relocate maybe we'll keep that in mind. :D Got to get me some pearls!

Sherry said...

owning a vintage trailer isn't far out of reach..
and i can help as i'm a bit of a trailer 'yente.' ;)
tahoe has grown tremendously since the time your
father visited .. but still as lovely and parts
seemingly untouched.

Sherry said...

every girl needs pearls, missy.
the right trailer can be safely enclosed
in a garage if the door is above standard
height. when you're ready let me know
and help in the search!

Red Rose Alley said...

This is such a cute trailer all ready to pick up and go whenever you want. Charlie the Chipmunk sounds like a curious fellow. :)


Miss Michelle said...

Oh, how fun! I've been drooling over some vintage campers on Pinterest. Yours is just too stinkin' cute. ^_^ That curtain - gorgeous fabric!

Sherry said...

we took off in simple mode .. no staging outside .. just simple simon decor .. just the basics. we rather enjoyed it. :) we rarely participate in a planned event so bringing everything including over the top stuff wasn't necessary. charlie the chippymunk was adorable.

Sherry said...

that little curtain was made from a thrift store find valance. neato, huh?

Anonymous said...

Your getaway sounds wonderful!! I love your toy car and camper <3 !!!~tammy

Sherry said...

It is kind of darling isn't it? :) how are you doing Tammy?

Anonymous said...

You are kind to ask. Life is interesting. I am now (after an 11 yr battle w/myself over whether or not to take antidepressants) taking drugs. :-) AND seein a counselor!!! Stuff happened and i realized i needed help. Has help fixed everything. Nope, but God is using it all. The counsel is Christian in nature. Frankly i might go the rest of my life just to be reminded that my life IS Christ. It is not found in another person or circumstance. It is not found in being understood or in anything else. My life IS Christ. My (our) only hope <3 !! So there tis maybe in a nutshell. Boy, i can go on tho!!!!! :-) How are you dear sweet lady??? Yo groceries are always gorgeous!! And squirrels in the peaces...i wish i could shoot better!!!!!!!!!

Sherry said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ hug }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
i'm thankful you're taking care of yourself
in the best way possible. praying for you tammy.

Anonymous said...

You are kind Sherry!! Thank you. Pray for you as well. God knows, i do not understand this life except it is a gift and it is to draw us closer to Him. Although those things often look paradoxal to me. Oh, in the above comment i meant peaches not peaces!!! Although.... ;-)