Went Camping in the New RV

813dhnmqlflI’ll have to snap some pictures for you.  Suffice it to say, it was a test run for the family unit and I think we did all right.  We need to organize better.  Here is an RV tour for a family who lives in their RV, so they really know what they’re talking about-   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6q_u4wZntk

The above book can be found at-  https://www.amazon.com/Airstream-Silver-RV-Tara-Cox/dp/0747812527/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499692278&sr=1-6&keywords=airstream+rv

Kitting Out the Camper


Our new-to-us RV will be arrive in June and I’m getting so excited.  It’s a modern one, but I’m going to give it some retro flare with robin’s egg blue fabrics and accents.  Here’s a post by a lady with a lot of great ideas for that-   http://www.twindragonflydesigns.com/20-vintage-camper-crafts/

Additionally, we’ll be converting the pedestal table and chairs into a table with benches that convert into a bed.  We have a few more children than the standard, so we’ll also add an add-a-room.  Here’s a link to show you what I mean by that-   https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Vacation-r-Room-p/26-1505.htm

Oh, to be a happy camper!

Truck Tent Camping

Pretty cool, huh?  We’re getting a new-to-us RV this summer, but this would definitely provide more flexibility and sleeping space.



(((sigh)))  Can’t wait for summer.  I’m not a beach kind of girl.  I’m more of a Mountain Hobbit.  “Moutains, Gandalf!  Moutains!  And then find some quite place to finish my book.” – Bilbo Baggins.

Camping Like the Cowgirls


My sister gave me this cookbook for Christmas one year, because she knows what kind of girl I am.  Not only are there great recipes for the trail, it’s also full of cowgirl history.  Check your library or pop over here to buy-   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cowgirls-cookbook-jill-charlotte-stanford/1110831467?ean=9780762745128

I’m multi-tasking here.  I’m planning for our family camping trip, so my Vintage Lives post is all about roughing it.  I’m a sub-arctic princess and I love the great-of-doors and I love history, so I’ve accumulated some great resources over the 0841887000987_p0_v1_s192x300years.

If you haven’t, you really oughta watch the PBS historical reality show, Frontier House, which was filmed during the summer of 2001 in Montana.  You can find it on YouTube or your local library or buy it here-   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-frontier-house/6857807?ean=0841887000987


There is a book to accompany it.  I’ve read it several times and it includes lots of 9780743442701_p0_v1_s192x300fascinating details, like exactly what the real pioneers stocked those covered wagons with.

A big feature of frontier cookery was the dutch oven.  I found this little gem of a book in a tiny little bookstore in the aforementioned Montana.  Seems pretty rare, but you can find it online.   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/log-cabin-dutch-oven-black-pot-cookin-at-its-best-colleen-sloan/1000161505?ean=9780963027924

BKLCDO_3If you’re not terribly excited about really roughing it like it’s 1884, I do have an alternative.   725550-M

If that’s not enough to get you out the door and back to your roots,


check out this bit on Annie Oakley, one of our foremothers.   http://www.annieoakleycenterfoundation.com/about.html