26 Apr

Girl Camper #29 A Weekend in Wichita, Kansas

On  this weeks episode we’re talking about all you can do in Wichita for a weekend. My recent trip to Wichita included a visit to WAM, the Wichita Art Museum where we enjoyed the Dale Chihuly installation, Confetti chandelier; the Gordon Parks exhibit,  Back to Fort Scott; and the many beautiful paintings that are part of the museums permanent collection. A walk along the river to see the Keeper of the Plains sculpture; a great lunch at The Old Tasty Mill soda fountain; a visit to the Aviation Museum all made for a great weekend destination . In the Campfire Chat I talk about tire safety and things to look for when evaluating your tires lifespan. I’ve included a link to Mark Polk’s excellent article on tires.

 

http://www.rvuniversity.com/staticpages/index.php/tires_101

https://www.wichitaartmuseum.org

 

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19 Apr

Girl Camper #28 Safety for the Solo Woman Traveler

On this weeks show my guest is Holly Boros, North Carolina Concealed Carry Instructor. Holly gives great tips on personal safety for women and on responsible gun ownership. Every solo woman traveler should have a personal safety plan. I also review the details of a new Camp Like A Girl trip – Paint Like a Girl with Mary Gregory! Mary is a west Texas artist who is doing a workshop for all levels of painting ability!

 

 

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12 Apr

Girl Camper #27: The Power of Women

On this week’s episode I share the inspirational stories of the women who are making the Girl Camping world a better place to live. Behind the scenes act of kindness and encouragement are happening everyday and lives are brighter and campier because of them. I also announce the winners of some contests and talk about my Riverside Retro purchase. Campfire Chat is all about the Go RVing upcoming seminars on camping hacks at the Country Living Fairs.

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07 Apr

Nancy’s Trailer Story

When Sister on the Fly Nancy Lucier found her 1967 Scotsman trailer she was lucky to be nearby and  able to scoop her up for $350. The owner who placed the Craigslist ad had many inquiries but Nancy and her husband responded quickly and took home the prize! There is one thing that is for sure about vintage trailer hunting – you snooze, you lose! If you have been searching for a while you know this!

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When they brought the trailer they call “Rosie” home she had a bad spot on the roof  that Richard repaired.

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The cheery kitchen with its 1950’s kitchen collectibles makes a welcoming statement as you enter the door opposite it.

Perfect compliments to a vintage kitchen.

Perfect compliments to a vintage kitchen.

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Nancy got to work painting the interior and recovering  old cushions. A thorough scrubbing and new curtains, beadboard and vintage finds made the old trailer feel like home.

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When Nancy and Richard are on the hunt for items for their Brimfield booth they are also keeping an eye for just the thing that they might need for their trailer.

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The original avocado floor and stove make the perfect compliment to their red treasures.

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To the left of the door is a full bed that Nancy and Richards grandchildren nap on while visiting them at the Brimfield Antiques Fair.

 

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No detail is overlooked in their labor of Rosie love. Every find is a match for the era of their trailer and the perfect color. The enamel kitchen cart and folding stools make a welcome statement.

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Nancy enjoying a breeze at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck NY where her “Rosie” was a big hit with fair goers.

 

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I love Nancy’s use of vintage aprons as curtains on “Rosie’s” door.

Richard made a picket fence to cover the tongue jack and they decorate it with flowers and a vintage lantern when showing it at fairs and vintage trailer shows.

Richard made a picket fence to cover the tongue jack and they decorate it with flowers and a vintage lantern when showing it at fairs and vintage trailer shows.

If you stop by and the Lucier's aren't home, just leave a note!

If you stop by and the Lucier’s aren’t home, just leave a note!

 

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Rosie is the beautiful backdrop to Nancy and her husbands booth at the Brimfield Antiques show. Their booth, The Good Home, is full of all the things that I love! It is located on Quaker Acres and can be found by using the Brimfield App which is a free download for fair goers. Their first show of the season is May 10-15.

 

 

05 Apr

Sylvansport’s Coolest. Camper. Ever.

On this weeks podcast you can hear Kyle Mundt, director of marketing and new product development for Sylvansport discuss the Coolest. Camper. Ever. The “Go!” trailer by Sylvansport is a new age version of the age old pop up trailer.

The "Go!" trailer by Sylvansport has so much flexibility for campers and weighs less than 900 #'s.

The “Go!” trailer by Sylvansport has so much flexibility for campers and weighs less than 900 #’s.

 

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One of the greatest features of the “Go!” is the ability to stop for the night and use it without having to take the gear off the top.

Sylvansports new Mobile Adventure Gear trailer gets all your gear where you're going!

Sylvansports new Mobile Adventure Gear trailer gets all your gear where you’re going!

View the video of Sylvansports pop up camper!

Sisters on the Fly Karen West and Susan Ford West's book on their bucket list trip across the iconic Route 66

Sisters on the Fly Karen West and Susan Ford West’s book on their bucket list trip across the iconic Route 66

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66

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