Monday, August 6, 2012


Am I a glamper, or a camper?
I want so much to be a part of the Glamping movement.
I love decorating! Working on my '69 Lowlander
is one of my favorite things, 
but "glamping" can be frustrating when your camping trips involve...

unpaved, bumpy roads
no running water
no electricity
no refrigeration
limited showers (two short ones in a week)
4 sweet but dirty grandchildren
several 3 mile treks up a dusty hill on a quad
8 mile day hikes through
 brush and mud for the elusive Lahotan Cutthroat.

Just before our last trip I did a few things to glamp up the trailer.
I put a cute little bedskirt on the bed.
It came home ripped and filthy.
I added an adorable vintage tablecloth to the table.
Well, that lasted about two hours.
I found the perfect new rug for the floor.
Malfunctioning porta potty! (need I say more?)
My adorable little green hanging lantern which has
made it on most previous trips didn't make it through this one.

Ok, so you get the idea. We rough it.
We seldom go to clean, grassy, paved parks.
So the only time I can really "glamp it up" is when my 
trailer is sitting in the driveway at home.  



  1. and in the 'mess' of camping, real life happens. {{hug}} your grandchildren are going to remember their time in grandma and grandpa's trailer, out in the wilderness, far more than the hopes of a prettified glampetry. glampetry = new word i just made up. swoon. wink.

    so when you're in your driveway, bring on that awesome glampetry!

  2. I've been looking at some blogs on glamping and I love the idea and want to do it. I just have to find an old vintage camper. I wouldn't even know where to begin to renovate one. Do you have any suggestions or can you point me in the right direction? Thanks so much! :)