Sunday, June 12, 2011

We're Goin' Camping

I truly am a simple gal and I absolutely love camping. My husband and I have been camping since we were dating. We started out in his dad's big heavy canvas tent and then bought a tent of our own when we were married. Around 13 years ago we were tent camping, me with my large round pregnant belly taking two little girls back and forth to the restroom, when I had finally had it with the tent side of camping. We upgraded to a pop up tent trailer and moved up to a travel trailer several years after. We have made some of our fondest memories camping and I am itching to get out there. I've been puttering and cleaning in preparation for our annual July 4th trip to the Central Coast. 

I knew I saved all those old Scrabble tiles for a reason.

Made this to go above my little kitchen window. Now I adore my trailer. You may laugh but I do. It is my little second home that we take to lovely spots and just hang together as a family. Camping is just a wonderful  way to give kids a little slice of how it used to be. No electronics, though we do have a TV, but their electronics don't work usually. We unplug and the kids just get filthy and play all day. The way it should be. At night a bath or shower in the trailer, fresh clothes and a campfire awaits. Aah, I want to go NOW!


A little basket full of goodies on our table. I will share the rest later and give you a little tour of my little house on wheels.

First we will go here...

Then a weekend in August with friends up here...

In Sept we will be here...



And finally in October we will stay here...


35 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

It all looks so fun! Our family used to camp in the Canadian Rockies when I was a kid. In a tent. I think if I were to go now, I'd appreciate a trailer.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

We used to go camping a lot when my daughters were young, it was so much fun! The girls, hubby and me would go to the mountains, lakes and rivers, we would fish, we would build camp fires and bake marshmellows too! Such memmories, thanks for sharing. Such lovely places you're going to go to! Hugs. FABBY

Diane Writes said...

Hello Elaine! My family is not used to camping. How I wish we learned to enjoy it. I love the last picture. It would form my ideal camping destination. :)

Kris said...

We do too! We are going in two weeks up to Rock Creek for fishing and fun with 4 couples!!! Then with my family and all the grands up to Bass Lake near Yosemite!!! Can't wait to see your trailer.

Dayle said...

Kindred spirit here, Elaine. Your trip sounds amazing. Early on in my marriage, I was a true skeptic of camping, but I'm so glad I gave it a try. I've written about our evolution of camping in a number of places in the last 30 years. For me, the RV way is the only way to travel. We're retired now and love our home away from home.

Country Chook said...

Sounds absolutely fabulous!!
Have a great time :-)
blessings..Trish

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Elaine,
Certainly sounds like fun to me!! Hope you all have a wonderful summer full of great camp outs!!
I am sure your children love it, as well!

Blessings, Nellie

PrimHearted said...

Have a great time on your vacation! I never was much of a camper, but the trailer I could do..lol
Nadine

acorn hollow said...

We camped for years now only once a year. the forth of july. I enjoy it but husband has had it happy camping
Cathy

poppilinnstudios said...

Sounds like fun! Especially with a trailer instead of a tent. Each place looks beautiful.
-Lynn

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You know how much I love those little picnic jugs :D
I only went overnight camping once when I was at Camp Mac. Methinks I won't ever go again unless my life or freedom depends upon it....
(I ended up in the infirmary).....

;P

Enjoy your trip!

~RJ

Diana said...

That looks very pleasant. I have a friend with a travel trailer that she refers to as their "caravan". I think if I could camp in such beautiful surroundings, with lovely vintage wares to set my picnic table, in my caravan -- I might would enjoy camping!

JudyBug said...

Ack..lost my post!
Love camping in a travel trailer. Great memories made with my mother and daddy and my kiddo. Mr. Dumpling didn't get to go much. Thanks for the memories.

Gen said...

Love the little basket on the table. Can't wait to see the tour. May you and your family have wonderful memory-making days together.

deb said...

Just bliss.............sigh
LOVE the vintage thermos!!!!!
Enjoy!

Cindy said...

Oh you lucky girl! That sounds and looks like so much fun!!! I'm sure your trailer is very cute, I would love to see it.
Have fun!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Kerin said...

Looks and sounds like you're going to have a blast! Love the vintage camping/picnic stuff on your trailer countertop. I'd love to see the rest of your decor :)
Have a great week!!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Wow! I love your kind of camping! It's so hot here, I can't imagine camping out. But the places you've shown look awesome!

Bonnie said...

I like your little travel trailer as well. Have a terrific time.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Such beautiful settings. Have fun!

Karen said...

That sounds like fun and those locations are beautiful.

Olive Cooper said...

The basket is adorable and I adore breaks from electronics and long naps and reading books in the woods. Good plan.

Tania @ Out Back said...

Me too, I love camping!

Have fun!

Debbie said...

I haven't gone camping in years. My family had a camper when I was growing up, and we had the best family times together. My mom always decorated our little travel home so cutely, too. Your trayscape looks wonderful.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Looks like you have a fun filled summer planned out! I like the vintage vignette. I used to take my boys camping in tents when they were younger. I miss camping and have not been camping in a few years. I will finally get a chance when I go to Maine in August but it will be in an RV which will be nice.

Hope you are having a fantastic week!

~ Tracy

Susan said...

Wow! I have never been camping. That sounds like fun!! Hope you and your family have a great time!

All That Glitters said...

Too cute!!! Have fun camping!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Tuesday!

Lovely the basket!

If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and enter the giveaway.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous destinations! We've never camped out - we've been sponsors at a Christian camp a few years - that's as close - and I did go as a child - well I take it back - does this count - we rented a cabin at a state park one fall?
That's my style - hope you have a great trip - visiting via Show Off Your Cottage Monday,
Kathy

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Ooooh, so much fun! Some of greatest family memories were made camping! Started out in a tent...we've graduated to a motor home now! Visiting from Coastal Charm!
Blessings!!

Comeca Jones said...

Betcha cant wait I loove camping!

Cheryl said...

I love camping too and am so happy to have found your blog. We are going camping tomorrow...just for the weekend...in our little Casita...just love decorating the "little house". Looking forward to "following" you as you head on on your sunmmer camping trips...the spots in your photos look gorgeous.
Happy Camping!
Cheryl

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

How lovely a little house on wheels. I hadn't thought about camping in a trailer forcing kids to live like we used to...to get out and use their imaginations! Ha! Thanks so much for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

Terri said...

Well, I am totally intrigued. You have a new follower!

I am here visiting from Laura's Decor to Adore Wayfaring Wednesday.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Thank you so very much for linking up on Wayfaring Wednesday!

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