Saturday, July 12, 2008

Another addition to the fantasy wish list

Back when we were dating and then newly married, Javier and I liked to camp. In the traditional style, we had a tent. Sometimes, it was so windy where we camped, we couldn't sleep all night. We honestly thought we'd blow away every night. And then there was the heat. We rigged up some handy little battery-powered fans, but they didn't do much. We usually just stayed outside during the day, which was okay until it got really windy. Lastly, there was the fact that we would have to pack up everything every night before going to bed back into our car or truck. We couldn't leave anything around the campsite for fear of bears.

Still, we loved it. It was our yearly getaway. Sometimes we were just two, other times we brought Lizzie along. She worked great as a mini-furnace that year we went camping in May! Occasionally we checked into a hotel midway through our adventure just to get a little bit of decent sleep. Between the wind, heat & insufficient air mattress, we got a bit overtired at times.

Then we made the 'mistake' of staying in our in-laws trailer one night. And we've never gone back to tenting. Call me spoiled, call me a princess. But if I  go camping now, I need to camp in style. A little air conditioning, running water, and gas stove never hurt anyone I say. Plus, I can always hide out from the wind.

Javier and his dad went shopping yesterday. I'd love to say this is what they came back with.
Can you just imagine pulling into a campsite with this baby? Okay, maybe not all of you are campers and really can't imagine, but just check out what's inside.

This is not your typical trailer. Check out the flat screen plasma tv against the back wall.

I could definitely wake up happy with all these windows surrounding. My own bedside table!

This little couch is just begging for me to sit down and read a book. I'd have to get busy maing some cute little pillows to spread around.

How cute and cozy is this?

Javier said he campaigned heavily for this model, but I think the new trailer will be more of a contemporary nature, not these vintage-style gems. Oh well, I'll still sleep in style and I can still make some funky little pillows.

However, I am officially adding this little beauty to my fantasy wish list. A sweet collaboration between Airstream and DWR

Images courtesy of www.apartmenttherapy.com & www.travelismo.com

11 comments:

stephanie (bad mom) said...

I am not normally one to 'ooh' and 'ahh' over something that would take me anywhere near a campground, but those babies? YES.

Adorable. Definitely a win-win.

little dresses said...

That is soooo nice! We stayed in my Mom and Dads camper the night before last and it is that nice. I am sooo jealous. Theirs opens up on the side and gets bigger it's more like a little apartment!

xoxoxo,
Smanatha

Jan said...

We use to camp all the time. Moved from tents to a trailer, then hubs decided he'd rather hotel it. The sissy. I bet with one of these he'd "camp", again.

MJ said...

I'm not sure whether I could go tenting. I was raised camping in a trailer and that's as rustic as I can go (altho my dad objected to having electricity & plumbing so we never had it and I kinda have to agree with him on these necessities). My parents travelled across the nation with a canvas sided trailer ~ no thanks to that experience! It's one thing to spend a week or 2 in a canvas camper, another to spend months in it!

It's unclear: did Javier buy that cute little trailer or is it on the wish list?

Tara said...

Camping is not my thing, but from these pics I think I could do it!

Jillian said...

Wow! That is amazing. Like a camper for the "STARS!" Very upscale, for camping, I must say. But hey, like you, I won't do the tent thang anymore. :-)

Jillian

Saucy said...

Okay, I'd go in an airstream like that.

Otherwise, I love not camping.

Bunny Bunster said...

I want a camper so bad!! It doesn't even have to be an airstream.

3rdEyeMuse said...

... and with it (on my own fantasy wish list) an entire year and a never ending supply of batteries (for my camera, of course) to travel all the US State Parks ... sighs

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am a camper, but I find as the years go by sleeping on the ground just isn't for me anymore.

That camper is gorgeous.

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