Monday, July 23, 2012

the maiden voyage...

We are back from 2 glorious days of camping.

What's the sudden interest in camping, you ask?

We used  to camp...
long, long ago
then there were babies 
moving into houses without plumbing.

Restoration was camping



this happened:

Our 3 oldest married children all have campers 
love to go  camping together.

We used to drive up for the day, eat lunch, and then drive home.

 We took the plunge and bought a  trailer.

Mr and Mrs G even joined us in the adventure
with their new-to-them camper.

 I did what every proper grandmother would do;

I  took advantage of the situation

baby mo

She was such a happy camper.

The big boys played


the little boys played.

The girls had fun, too.

I took pictures,

and read my Mary Jane magazines, 

and slept in until 9:30
which is practically unheard of for me.

Even with all of the children 
it  was blissfully quiet.
I can't wait to go again.

Here's a teaser of the inside of the trailer...


Rebecca said...

It's not NICE to tease! I can't wait to see the inside. Looks like a LOT of fun outside :)

Deanne said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

I am a new folower of your blog and enjoyed seeing your camping trip-it looked like it was great fun. I also enjoyed your barn sale post-particularly since I just posted about a freind's barn sale that she holds every year (on a much smaller scale). I love love your stuff and the happy colors of your chairs. They would fit into my house perfectly. Please stop by for a visit.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So happy to hear you are using your trailer already. I don't know how you do it! I am still tired from just thinking about all the work you went through to have that big sale. The trailer is looking so much better--can't wait to see more! What great family times.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Looks like you and your family had a great time. It's times like these that make the best memories.


Shannon said...

I would go camping too if I had a trailer as cute as that!!!

bigeyedchick said...

Oh, Rene! I can't wait to see the rest of the inside!!!

Laurel :)

FlowerLady said...

It looks like GREAT fun was had by all.

What, only a 'teaser' picture of the inside of your camper. I want to see more. I remember it needing much work and only so much time to do it in, and what I see looks fabulous.

Enjoy many happy camping moments with your family.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

NanaDiana said...

Oh-How wonderful. We have an old motor home (1976) that we are refurbishing and hope to take it on its maiden voyage this Fall. What area did you go camping in? Love all the kids in the dirt!!! xo Diana

Anne said...

Can't wait to see your camper all styled up.I am not a camper.So I guess you could say I would not be a happy camper if I were sleeping outdoors LOL.But looks like you all had a wonderful time together.And inside or outside it does not matter as long as you are all together!

On Crooked Creek said...

What a wonderful family time together!!! Love that a newer version of a family tradition is in the making!!!Now...I need to see more photos of this trailer transformation, dear friend!!!

Hope Filled Living said...

Oh Rene, these are such precious moments to share with your family. Looks like a very relaxing place where you camped too...and of course, the camper is adorable. Can't wait to see it progress!
Bless you.

Joani said...

Am so happy for you and your new trailer. Enjoy the youngins and all the things you deserve. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Gordon said...

How Fun! I'm glad you enjoyed your camping weekend with all the children. It looks like everyone had a fun time. Blessings, Pamela

Gracie's Cottage said...

Oh she is a BEAUTY! And what a wonderful crop of little ones having a great time playing in the dirt. Love it!


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How fun! Our oldest daughter and her husband just bought a 1956 camper and are having a blast camping with their 1 year old. Their camper has all the original 50's details and appliances inside. Can't wait to see yours.

Gloria said...

What a sweet post! Your photos all turned out wonderful. My husband and I have talked about buying one of these. Yours looks so darling. I want to see more of the inside! Looks a bit shabby chic, Victorian maybe? :)

Thanks for sharing. Blessings for a happy Monday!


La Fleur Shabby Homestyle and Flowers said...

hallo, das sind einfach wunderschöne familienbilder.

liebe grüße


Anonymous said...

The caravan already looks so cute and fresh, whith the colours you've chosen. And the inside looks promising...!

One question: Are you free-camping, whithout electricity?

Ingela from Sweden

Anonymous said...

I KNEW IT...the second I laid eyes on your camper, I knew that Mary Janes magazine would be following and soon you'll be 'glamping', too, wontcha?!?! GOOD FOR YOU...hope you all had a wonderful time.

Lady Courtney said...

oooh, I've been wondering what you did to the inside, and so far, GORGEOUS!!! Been showing your previous post about vintage campers to my husband...camping can be soooo much fun!!! donna

gail said...

It all sounds so wonderful. I want one of those little campers in the worst way, but can't seem to find one.

jAne said...

swooooonn doesn't come *close* to describing my reaction to these pics. :D

Adrienne said...

Oh, I want to see more of the interior! We are getting ready to redo the inside of my little, vintage trailer and I've planned something similar. You've inspired me to get going! Loved reading of your camping trip. Hoping you'll share more trailer soon.

Rhonda said...

Oh, what a teaser!!! LOL and I got so excited to see the inside...I'm so jealous...I love your camper so much.

Great post - I really enjoyed it.

Cindy said...

I knew you would have that trailer looking just darling! I want to see MORE of it, of course!
We used to camp with our oldest daughter and her family, so I can imagine how much fun you must have had. You are making some wonderful memories for yourself and more importantly for your grandchildren.
I want a little old trailer so badly, I want to do the same to it.
Hugs, Cindy

blhitchcock901 said...

Soooo sweet! Nothing like family. That's why I love your posts so much. Anxious to see what you did to the inside of the trailer.

Amy Jo said...

It looks like ya'll had such a good time!! I love camping.

Amy Jo

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Camping is a glorious vacation isn't it?! Can't wait to see more!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Camping is so much fun! I'm glad that it is such a family event for you. So many happy memories and happy times.