Monthly Archives: August 2012

somewhere in Montana

 I’m on the road with Lily, my adorned, adorable Airstream. Headed east. South Dakota bound.


WINNERS!!!! Glamping Book Giveaway #4 – glam up a trailer

For this week’s contest, I asked what you’d do to glam up my Airstream (pictured below). The two winners we picked from our bag of tricks this week are Leslie and Jamie V. Congrats girls!!!!!! A book is on its way.

Leslie said:

August 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I love the idea of an awning, over a lovely deck this would be parked next to, or a cleared spot with THE most comfortable chair for sitting back and watching the sun set. (Or come up, depending on your mood!) I would love to see some color, so flowers would be essential. A walkway or path leading to this haven, planted with flowers that create a scent just for you. A smell that takes you back or calms you down or perks you up! The doors and windows open to the fresh air and maybe something simple brewing inside; your favorite coffee percolating on a camp stove ready to pour into the girliest cup you could find. Take it outside to that cushy chair and aaaahhhh, that’s better. I think there has to be colorful pillows and a fluffy throw for cooler days. Maybe some throw rugs and the grass cut short just around the camper for walking barefoot and squishing your toes in. Ohhhhh, I could go on…;)

Jamie V said:

August 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I love a garden theme, so I would paint a floral motif on part of it, then add some flower boxes – set up a table/chairs. I would then bring out the picnic basket and have a lovely meal, while enjoying the scenery! Jamie V in MT

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Ride Idaho

Just past Iversons, on a might past the Y, but before the Johnson place, here comes my sister-in-law, Sandy, after riding close to 400 miles on her bike.

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It’s that time of year again …

What on earth were Ace and Kim up to last Monday night at 12:30 a.m.?

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Rocking Out

Wondering who I am? I’m Merit Badge Awardee Jane (MBA Jane for short). In my former life

My first thought: now this is an unusual badge.

My second thought: this is a badge I can rock!

My third thought: I got rhythm … I got music … who could ask for anything more? Well, a girl could ask for Gene Kelly, but I’m realistic.

A whole merit badge on music; I am sooo ready for this.

I was sooo over confident.


Turns out I’m not as melodiously gifted as I once thought. I mean, yeah, I can peg the winner of American Idol three weeks in, sure, and I can nail a few childhood campfire songs. And you can bet I’m a good go-to karaoke partner, but REALLY knowing the ins and outs of crooning? Well, surprisingly enough, there’s more to it than I originally thought.

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Get your bearings …


CHECKED! glamper girls.

I found this photo of a woman’s trailer disaster on the Internet. She said she was waiting for roadside assistance to show up. A glamper needs her wheels … TO BE CHECKED before she hits the road! Wheel bearings? Checked. (And greased or replaced.) Brakes? Checked. (And replaced if worn out.)

My first reaction was, “This is why I took my Airstream in last week to get my wheel bearings packed (greased) and the brakes checked.”


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