Come on down and visit us. Turn in our our neighborhood and go until you come to a quaint ranch, no wait, CAMPER! Yeah you cannot miss it.
The Rowdies have a camper?? I wouldn't have believed it myself. Our last family camping trip was about 5 or 6 years ago, so how is it that a 30 foot camper now sits in our driveway? The first mention my hubby made of investing in a camper was back in the fall. I was not ready to entertain the thought in the least. After all, our family of six abides in a little ranch consisting of 1200 square feet. My mind was on possible upgrades or additions - something to get these crazy cuties out from under my feet!
The topic of a camper would surface from time to time but it became more persistent after he spoke to a friend that buys them from auctions, fixes them up and sells them. Oh boy. My firm stance was beginning to waver, especially when I thought about the activities my husband and sons do together. They do all things boy and I let them have at it most days.
Knowing that our time with our children goes by so fast caused me to reassess the importance of upgrading right now. So, come spring we agreed to begin the search for a used camper trailer. One week later our camper source had already found the layout we were looking for. That was hardly enough time to come to grips with reality! I was thinking we would have a month at least, but...
You are looking at my home extension folks! The irony of it all is as I type this post, all the boys are out hanging in the camper while mom gets some down time. Not exactly what I meant when I was thinking upgrades, but I will take it! And I promise that I will be going on the camping trips with them, even though it may be tempting to find solace at home. In the name of quality time and good memories I will fall in love with our camper!!!
|She is starting to grow on me|
I'm thinking about spray painting the light fixtures. Any suggestions?
|We may break down and get an actual coffee machine.|
|Spices from the market|
|Mom and Dad's abode|
The duvet set was given to us and the quilt was made by Glen's late grandmother, bringing a meaningful touch to our home away from home. As soon as I figure out what we will actually need on one of these "camping" trips, I will begin to stock cabinets.
|the bunk room|
Notice the absence of a television in their room. We think that one in the main area would suffice, but would like to make this space functional. Ideas? Even without the t.v., the boys love their room and have in fact already slept in the camper on three separate occasions. I hope that I will be as equally enthused with my sleeping arrangements.
Looking forward to sharing some of our camping journeys. Do you have any camping tips or stories to share?