Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Little Cabin Get-a-Way

Our little cabin at dusk
Just had to get-a-way...just for a teensy bit.  Thank the dreamer in me, always looking for a perfect little place to "home-up" and call my own.   So off we went to Bay View State Park in Skagit County, WA.  Not too long of a drive for us from BC and thank goodness for Nexus to speed things up at the border.  The views of the fall foilage on the hillsides along the way were spectacular.  We arrived to find a wonderfully, cozy, tiny cabin, perfect size to share with my little daughter.  The view of the ocean from the cabin was lovely.   Peaceful and quiet we were, unplugged with no electronics.  It was great that we were able to camp midweek (being "unschoolers" and fancy free) and the cost was very fair at $57 per nite.  We had a truly wonderful time and made some great memories.  I'm already planning on coming back next year to glamp in my vintage trailer...I'll take the campsite overlooking Padilla Bay please!

Rustic but comfy cabin #5

Glamped up daybed

Camping boots

Home Sweet Cabin!
Our bunkbeds

View from the cabin

Beachcombing for treasures
Cabin nestled amongst the firs
Lummi Island across the Bay

Blue Heron


See you soon little cabin.....

Sunset over Padilla Bay

Friday, 19 October 2012

Here's my "not so cute...yet" vintage trailer.

HeyChickiePoo!  Thank you for taking a minute to read my very first post.  It is going to be a quick one, no time for a cup of tea this time, but I had to start somewhere!  Vintage trailer fans...heads up, I am going to post a few pic's of the trailer that I bought recently.  Get ready as she is not that old ('73), nor is she super tiny (14.5ft box, 17ft including the tongue), nor was she built in the USA but she is one of only a few known trailers of her kind in existence in Canada let alone North America!  She's a 1973 Tabbert Comtesse originally built in Germany.  After obsessively searching (vintage trailer-ites know well what I am talking about) and dreaming, I finally got my hands on this rotten, but unique "canned ham".  She is not what I thought I would end up with but what the heck, I just couldn't help myself!  So I am sure, with a fair bit of work, lots of dressing her up (the fun part) and of course TLC, she will be a head turner...one day...but for now, I am slowly restoring her and I will keep you kiddos updated along the way. 

Here she is!  Check out her cute rounded dutch doors...they were a definite selling point.

Her kitchen...check out those curtains!

Not one but two dining/bedroom areas located at each end...who would of thunk?

Well, that's the 5 cent tour for now, hope you enjoyed it.  Take good care my darlings!