Well everyone seems to be hankerin to know how our maiden voyage with Ramblin Rose went.
That's what we named her, Ramblin Rose.
It's after a Nat King Cole song that came out in 1960 and since she was built in 1957 we thought that was a pretty perfect fit.
Sorry for the grainy pictures. Who forgets to bring their camera on a trip to Yellowstone?
Ahem... I do.
So these are all taken with the ipod.
But we had a great time.
Yellowstone was beautiful, more on that later.
Here are some before and afters.
Our (Ford) Excursion pulled her like a dream.
We didn't even really know she was there unless we looked in the rear-view mirror.
She was just so happy to follow us along.
Everyone wondered how we would all sleep in here.
My oldest son and my 12 year old nephew (who joined us on our trip) slept in the car.
My two middle children slept where the table folds into a bed.
And the hubs, my little guy and I slept on the full-size pullout couch-bed.
You can kind of see it here.
A foot and a head there on the left and my two guys along with my empty pillow are on the right.
My pillow was empty because I woke up early to use the potty.
We plan on getting a little two-man tent in the storage compartment to
sleep a couple of boys in as they get bigger.
How did we sleep? GREAT!
It wasn't the best sleep I've ever had. But it was the best sleep I've ever had while camping.
I slept from 10:30 pm til 6:00 am. Only waking once or twice to roll over.
Me + sleep = a happy mom who can enjoy camping.
I can live without a shower or toilets that flush (for a few days hehe).
But I cannot be expected to enjoy nature and the antics of my darlings
without showers and flushing toilets if I am short on sleep.
Then I am just cranky... and smelly.
With sleep I am only smelly, but since they are also smelly, it's all good.
Here are a couple more cute photos of Rosie.
I will head out to take real pictures with my nice camera soon, but until then I have a mountain of laundry to do, and our vacation pictures to edit. So these will have to tide you over.
I will also go into more detail about the finishing touches and other stuff then too.
How to instructions - The Complete Vintage Travel Trailer Restoration Website.
Supplies - Lowe's and our local Camper Repair Shop
More supplies - Vintage Trailer Supply
She's a beauty!