Sunday, August 16, 2009

Maiden Voyage of trailer 8-15-09

Hello! Hello! It is actually me!!! I thought it was about time to get with the program. I think Randy and I have had a 1955 Terry trailer for at least 30 years. It has been hanging around for so long that we figured maybe we'd never do anything with it. Well, we finally got the bug and decided to restore it. It has been slow, and is far from being done, but we are bound and determined to do it. We set last Friday night as the "launch" date. It isn't aesthetically fixed, but all the systems work. The 'beautifying" will come quite a bit later. You will see that the outside really needs a painting, but, oh well for now. We can only do what we can do. At times when we have had to take it to someone for a little "tweaking", we have had compliments on the condition of the wood inside, and also offers from people to buy it! That part is kind of fun.

Anyway, this may not mean much to you, but it is quite nostalgic to us. Our truck can't pull it yet, so thanks to Wendy's husband, Brian, we were able to use his pick-up with the hitch on it.We pulled it up to "Swinging Bridge Park" , which is 15 miles north of Banks. We didn't want to go too far in case somebody had to come and get "those old people in that old trailer".!!! Well, here we go
We're ready to go!
Gotta gas up!

Yummy breakfast with camp toast.
Beautiful Swinging Bridge Campground

Site #10 at Swinging Bridge

The bedroom/kitchen - cozy.

Grandpa building a fire.

Grandma reading by the fire.

On the way home at Banks picnic area.


FreeFamWorld said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Terrific!! Here's to many more trips in your AWESOME trailer!!

caseyann said...

Looks like so much fun. Your trailer seems so comfy cozy and i just want to crawl into the bed. I miss camping and now you made me miss it more. jk Glad you and Randy had a great time!

Verlee said...

YEA!!!! thanks for posting. I must say Brian's truck is a perfect fit with the trailer! You guys look awesome. even without the 'paint job'!

Lori said...

How FUN!!! I love the trailer......sweet digs! Gotta get us one of those for our trips WITHOUT the kids!!! Hope you had a blast and enjoyed all of the beautiful pine trees and mountains that we so dearly miss!!! Love you guys!

Wendy said...

The first thing Megan talked about when she got up this morning was going camping with you guys. She can't wait to go sometime with you.
Glad you had a good time.

Verlee said...

this is Jeremy.
you guys look so happy. I am so jealous. Can't wait to go camping with you guys with it. I'm very impressed at how fast you guys got it on the road and very appreciative to Brian for letting you use his truck.

Lacy King said...

That is GREAT! I love it! It makes me never want to get rid of things... I will just think of this next time I want to and say NO NO NO, I may restore it in 30 years and have some fun!