Saturday, July 18, 2009

Road Trip - Vintage Trailer Gathering - Part 2

I'm feeling rested and ready to resume the tour of the trailer gathering. How about you?

Next down the line is what I call the Moroccan gypsy trailer. You can get a hint of what's inside as you approach the trailer. The lawn chairs are draped in jewel toned velvet throws.

The is the home away from home for Kimberly. It's a 1963 Shasta trailer. Just inside the front door is the kitchen area.

I know some of you have said that you traveled in these types of trailers when you were kids. How exciting and adventurous is that? I can' just imagine the families that have used this unit in their travels over the past 40 years!

Here's a close-up of the kitchen showing the beaded pink lamp, the cool old spice rack set and a picture of a gypsy!

I like the sleeping area because it has two twin beds. As you can see they're decorated in the theme.

Every girl needs a way to defend herself while traveling on the road. Kimberly has a plastic handled revolver (plastic also).

Here's Kimberly sitting in Mike's 1958 Garway. Mike's dog is also along for the trip.

As we move down the line there's a very nice Yellowstone trailer.

The owners have decorated the awning and notice the white picket fence at the very front of the trailer. You could really have fun with this.

Look at the polish on this old Airstream.

It's from 1963 and it belongs to Kathy and Melvin from LeClaire, Iowa. The people at the gathering assure me that Kathy decorates the place to the 9's, but the wind is forcing everyone to pull down their awning and pop-ups.

We're reflected in that awesome finish.

My mom makes friends with their dog Dolly. One of the benefits of this type of travel is that you can take your pets with you.

Kathy and Melvin have graciously invited inside, but I can't resist taking a fun house picture in the Airstream's door.

Melvin opens the closet to reveal the untouched original finish. It was his job to figure out away to recreate the stained wood effect. He did a great job!

Here they are, such a nice couple. They offered us iced tea and Kathy was kind enough to allow me to take some photos. This Airstream is for sale as they have another one. If you're truly interested, contact me and I'll see if I can put you together with them.

What do you think he pulls that Airstream with?




My grandfather had this same car! His was baby blue. I think it's a 1958 and it's a two-door that's at least 19 feet long. You need to pack a lunch to check out the trunk. Can you imagine the looks that this gets pulling that Airstream. Awesome.

I promised you a Shasta Daisy, and here it is!!

Such a cute theme going on in this trailer. The little window box is so adorable.

This is a 1968 Shasta, owned by Steve, also from the LeClaire area.

Just inside the door is the cutest retro kitchen. What a trip down memory lane. Avacado green appliances, yellow gingham curtains, and daisies everywhere.

Look whats on the back bunk area. I'm sure your grandmother made one of these crocheted afghans.

More of the kitchen area, looking towards the little eating nook.

Looking at the front window and the eating nook. The window box is just outside.

Shasta's have wings, all the better to fly!

This Shasta Daisy is also for sale. Steve has several trailers. I guess they're like photo chips, you can't have just one. Him and I were discussing how "Sister's on the Fly" this trailer is. Perfect for someone in that group or someone who wants to join. I'm going to say that I felt the price on this trailer was very reasonable, so again, if you're seriously interested in talking to Steve, contact me and I'll put you two together.

I'm very sad because it's time to head home. I've really enjoyed having all of you along for the road trip. You've been well behaved, no grumbling or asking "Are we there yet?". Because of that I'm going to treat everyone at Dari Dogs in Sycamore, Illinois. (Ang, I'm sure you know this one. Right next to the driving range.)

That's my mom picking up our orders.

Yep, it's Turtle Sundaes all around. If you're allergic to nuts or would like something else, let me know.

This trip............. and the sundaes............ are HISTORY.


Today's giveaway would look right at home in that Shasta Daisy Trailer.

It's a vintage spiral bound cookbook.

You know, the kind that includes everyone's family favorite recipe. This edition is extra special because it was compiled by some church ladies, the Women's Ministries of Calvary Lighthouse Church in Rochelle, Illinois.

It contains many old favorites including chicken and rice casserole, monkey bread, funnel cakes, cherries in the snow and more.

Leave me a comment before 6 p.m on Sunday, July 19th. I'll draw a winner and announce it at our Monday Morning Staff Meeting.

Thanks again for coming along on the road trip.


Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Dari Dogs looks Divine! As noted at the beginning of this road trip, food is an essential element and it looks like you had this one down!! The trailers are wonderful! I love enthusiasm, and I can tell these folks are nothing less than enthusiastic. Thanks for sharing--it's a world I would not have otherwise seen! C

Ang. said...

Ah, yes! In my day (and many days before mine!), it was the Dari Ripple. It was the spot to go after a softball game or a swim in the public pool or for a snack after school. It was the place a lot of girls worked their first job. I can remember hanging out there with the gang on summer evenings. Their Snicker Parfait was THE best! I haven't been their for years and was really sad that the name was changed. It seems that there is not much left of the Sycamore that I grew up in. :(

Anyway, put me in the drawing for the cookbook. I love me a good church cookbook!

Becky said...

What a wonderful road trip. I love the turtle sundaes, no substitutions for me!

Thanks for letting us go along with you.

Nancy said...

I wish I could have gone on the ROad Trip with you. Looks like it was so much fun. I would love to iwn the cookbook!

Debbie said...

I LOVE these cookbooks - I buy them all over in our travels - the most interesting one I have is from New Brunswich - some ingrediants that I'm not sure what they are!

Mim said...

Mmmm, Dari Dogs looks yummy. We've never been there though. Ollies is usually are spot. ;0)

Love all the vintage trailers and the fact that people took the time to dress them up.

Kitty said...

I think the Shasta Daisy was really cute, but the old Cadillac pulling the Airstream--my favorite! Thanks for the tour and put me in for the cookbook. You can (almost) never have enough cookbooks!

Steph said...

My in laws have a 1972 pop up camper that they are actually using in the Smokies right now. Not sure it would be considered vintage, probably just old and smelly, lol. I prefer our tent over that thing.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

How much for the Shasta Daisy? Oh, I love her! I wonder if my Sally could pull a trailer!?!

Thanks for taking us along on your was so much fun!

shortoldlady said...

The trailers are so cool! I've seen pictures of our family camping but don't remember any of it. Perhaps I've blocked it out?? Give me indoor plumbing and air conditioning in my old age!! But it sure is nice to look.

Sue Anne said...

These kind of cookbook are filled with recipe treasures. Count me in!

Chris said...

" potato chips, can't have just one." LOL!!

That was definitely a fun trip! And to end it with a sundae? Nothing better.

Thanks for the ride along and tell you mom her navigation skills are primo!


Piecefulafternoon said...

Well, that was the most fun yet - and we've had some fun I tell you. I love the Shasta (having once lived near Mt. Shasta in CA) and the airstream - ohhh the fun those people must have. We are not to our "wandering days" just yet - but it looks like such fun

I love the little cookbook - you find such fun recipes in the regional cookbooks.

Mary said...

Man you've made my "itch" to have a camping trailer flare up. Unfortunately hubbie and I don't see eye to eye on the cure.

The Dairy Ripple used to be so much fun. Haven't been there since the new owners. Do the ice cream cones still have eyes? Hadn't thought about that in a long time and will need to go check it out. It would be a hard task, but someone has to do it. LOL

Judi said...

Oh my what a delightful roadtrip. I love all of those trailers...the daisy one is so sweet. Wow. People sure know how to make them so pleasant. You must be having a wonderful time.
Please enter my name in your giveaway.
and please do stop by for a visit.
have a lovely day

dina said...

I honestly believe that you guys in the Midwest have WAY cooler things to do. We never have cool stuff like that out here on the West Coast! I'm so jealous!

And - while the turtle sundae looks devine, I'm allergic to whipped cream - so I'd like a vanilla cone - dipped in chocolate if they do that sort of thing there, pretty please! :)

The church I grew up in has never - to my knowledge or recollection of 41 years of having attended there - done a cookbook. I would *love* to have a church cookbook in my collection! What a gem!

Thanks for taking us along!

1inCollege1inDiapers said...

I collect cookbooks so this would be a great addition. Man oh man how I would love to have one of those trailers. Maybe some day. They all looked so relaxed. If having one of those does it to you sign me up. Although I think I might have a problem getting my family of six in one. lol

Dodie said...

What a fun trip with your mother.
Those old trailers sure bring back memories.
I collect cook books, already have too many but I don't think I will every have too many so sign me up.

Jackie F. said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the different trailers...all adorable. The Shasta trailer is as cute as can be. A lot of thought went into the decorating! It's surely my favorite.

Church ladies certainly know how to put great recipes together for their cookbooks. I would hope to be so fortunate as to have this book in my collection!

Vee said...

Course you know that I love that Shasta all decorated in daisies and with a window box, too. What did you say that you gals were sleeping in? I'll retrace my steps.

Liz in PA said...

Please notify me ASAP....cause I'll need a bit to get my packing all completed (extra Cheese, LOL!)

♥♥♥♥♥Thank you so much Suzanne and MOM.....I have thoroghly enjoyed seeing all these antique Camping Trailers!
♥♥♥♥♥I always remember from our camping soon as we got parked, unloaded our Camper unit from our pick up truck, got the kid's bikes and lawn chairs down from their secured morings on the roof of the unit....we would all usually take a quick stroll around the Campgrounds to check out all the other neat Camping Units....From Pick up Camper Units like ours, to Pull behind Camping Trailers, all shapes and sizes, to complete MotorHome units. We would say someday when we UPGRADE!!!!! ha ha....instead we sold our Camper and the kids went to College!
Fond Memories!

Marfa (formula for a life) said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Shasta Daisy trailer. It is PERFECT for me. I wish I had the money to buy it, I's snatch it up with everything in Anyway, I'd love to have the cookbook. I've never even heard of some of the recipes you mentioned.

~ Sara ~ said...

Oh please let it be me!!!! I love cookbooks, what I really enjoy however are those very vintage cooking booklets from the 30's...

Ang. said...

Mary! I forgot about the eyes! Thanks for that memory. :)

Heidi said...

What a GREAT post!! SO much fun! I think you need to buy the Shasta and COME ON UP!!!!

ytsmom said...

I love those trailers. I would love to have one to use for weekend getaways. I would also love the cookbook. Church cookbooks, and the like, are the absolute best.


Heather said...

What a great trip! My husband and I are in the dreaming stages of getting a trailer camper right now. We would love to get one in a year or two and start taking the kids on camping trips. I hadn't even imagined how cute they could be decorated!!

Thanks for sharing this!!

Toni29 said...

What a great little tour! Loved the vintage trailers. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Whew.....I thought I'd missed the deadline! Count me in. I love cookbooks. Especially old "family favorites". Thanks for giving it away!

Sarah said...

Well, it's 9:26am on Sunday here in sunny Honolulu which makes it roughly four hours later where you are so I'm getting in under the wire . . . I would love to win this gem!

Cindy said...

Thanks for taking us with you. As a kid, I always wanted to go camping in one of those fine looking trailers, or at least be able to have a slumber party in the back yard in one. Ah, well, a girl can dream.
By the way, church cookbooks rock!

Anonymous said...

I want a tiny camping trailer like the ones you've shown sooooooo bad! The cookbook would be great to have, too. I really enjoy your roadtrip posts, and look forward to seeing many more in the future~ Pam in cajun country.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I loved seeing these campers. They just make me want to smile all over! We have a big 5th wheel but if I were doing it by myself I'd have one like that! blessings, marlene

Charity Grace said...

So adorable! I want one!

Louise said...

Do I like the Cadillac pulling the Airstream better or that yellow, yellow kitchen? It makes me want to put up yellow gingham everywhere.

So fun! Thanks for the sundae.

Terri and Bob said...

Could you put me in touch with the gentleman who has the Airstream for sale? Or, if you'd like, email me the information you have...

Thank you so much!

palani said...

Looks amazing!!!!
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