25 Oct

Girl Camper #55: Tim Dennig talks Gulfstream’s Woody

On this weeks show I interview Tim Dennig from Gulfstream Coach about their Woody version of the Vintage Cruiser.  All the details on what makes this vintage styled modern camper a top Girl Camper contender are discussed.

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If you grew up near the Wisconsin Dells or any lake you might really connect to the beauty of a birchwood interior!

Our Camper College was a great success at Southland RV. Brett and Matt from Southland walked us through all the functions of a trailer and then we broke up into  small groups for hands on demonstrations.

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Brett Hensley of Southland RV and Chris Baum from Little Guy Worldwide at Camper College at Southland RV in Norcross, Georgia.

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It was great meeting podcast listeners Zack and Leigh! Thanks for using your date night to come out!!

A second Camper College of the weekend was hosted at the beautiful Stone Mountain Campground where Chris Baum from Little Guy Worldwide fielded questions from almost 100 sisters on the fly.

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Chris Baum fielded questions from torch wielding girl campers demanding manufacturers, “Stop the brown! Stop the brown!”

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Nearly 100 sisters on the fly got a hands on demo from Southland RV and a Q & A from Chris Baum.

Another great Country Living Fair took place in Stone Mountain, Georgia this weekend and the Go RVing team  was on hand to promote the RV lifestyle.

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Sister on the fly Susan showed off her beautiful 1959 Fan trailer at the Country Living Fair.

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Girls just wanna have fun!’

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It’s always fun to talk up girl camping on the Main Stage at the Country Living Fairs!

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18 Oct

Girl Camper: Episode 54 Chris Baum chats Little Guy Worldwide’s future plans

On this week’s show Chris Baum, Chief Branding Officer at Little Guy Worldwide, chats about wave one of the new Scotty line of trailers,  what’s coming in wave two and the split from Pleasant Valley.

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Chris Baum, Dylan DeHoff with Girl Camper Barbara atvthe Hershey RV Show.

 

The Country Living Fair is happening at Stone Mountain  in Georgia, October 21-23. The pages of Country Living Magazine come to life in the most beautiful setting! The Girl Campers will be taking the Main Stage at 2pm on Saturday to talk about all the fun we have and how you can join in!!

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It was great fun meeting Nancy Fuller at the Ohio Country Living Fair! She will be in Atlanta signing her new book!’

Our next Camper College is happening on Friday, October 21 at Southland RV in Norcross, Georgia. This no cost event is open to anyone wanting to know more about owning, operating and towing a travel trailer. From 5-6 pm refreshments will he served and guests will have an opportunity to tour the trailers. At 6 pm the staff at Southland will walk us through the systems on a travel trailer and take questions. Walk ins are welcome! No appointment necessary.

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CAMP LIKE A GIRL 2017 – If you have a campground you love and would like to host a Camp Like a Girl event in 2017 please contact me with the details. I’m looking for a few great campgrounds with cabin rentals for those without trailers, great local attractions and a willing spirit to act as campout hostess. These would be simple camp outs designed to allow new girl campers to experience a Camp Like a Girl Weekend.

 

 

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Camping Like Girls with the Sisters on the Fly in Wellsboro, Pa.

 

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11 Oct

Girl Camper # 53: Tin Can Tourist’s Terry Bone talks vintage trailers!

On this week’s show Tin Can Tourist’s Terry Bone talks about the group founded in 1919 as a travel group and resurrected by his father, Forest.  Tin Can Tourist members salvage and refurbish vintage trailers and enjoy the friendship of other vintage trailer enthusiasts on online forums and at their rallies. If you’ve ever longed to own a vintage trailer you will learn how to find one, what’s involved in restoring them and where the rallies are happening!

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Annual rallies in every region of the country draw not only members but the public wishing to view the restored beauties.

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Rallies give an opportunity to not only admire fellow members work but to get valuable advice on restoration projects.

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The groups members have trailers ranging in age from early folding tents to 1970’s trailers.

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Waxahachie, Texas is my favorite small town in Texas and it didn’t disappoint. The Fresh Market on Rogers St has great atmosphere, delicious coffee and the friendliest staff! And, oh! the cheese danish was awesome!

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Getting to meet Mary Emmerling was a highlight of my Texas trip. Thank you Mary Baskin, proprietor of the English Merchants Inn on Main St in Waxahachie, for inviting me to speak at the Texas Lifestyle Collective! I had so much fun!

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One of the best things about Waxahachie is that my mom ❤️Lives there! It was so much fun having her in the audience for my talk at The Texas Lifestyle Collective event.

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It’s always so much fun for me to meet podcast listeners in person! Thank you Nancy (left) and friend for coming out to the show!

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The Pomona RV show is happening now – October 7-17 at the Pomona Fairplex in California! Stop by and check out the Riverside Retros at Dillon RV. You can get a Girl Camper tshirt if you’re a podcast listener or Instagram follower!

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It was great meeting podcast listener Danielle and getting caught up on the progress she is making on her 1977 Trillium. Thanks for stopping by Danielle! Your baby is adorable!

 

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04 Oct

Girl Camper #52 Meet Mari Parsons, Girl Camper

On this week’s show I have a conversation with Girl Camper, Mari Parsons. Mari has a love for travel and is especially fond of the Great Smokey Mountains. She came to camping later in life and is making up for it. She shares her adventures and future travel plans.

Mari on a trip to Yosemite this past summer.

Mari on a trip to Yosemite this past summer.

I will be talking about Girl Camping at the Texas Lifestyle Collective’s Chautauqua event on October 6, 2016. Tickets are available at the door. It promises to be a great day of inspiration with guest speakers Eddie Ross, Caroline Harper, Michelle Nussbsumer and Mary Emmerling.  The party continues afterward on the town square with vendors, open shops and food trucks. Come and join the fun!

Tickets will be available at the door for this event.

Tickets will be available at the door for this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a great farm stay weekend camping on the farm  of family friends last weekend.

I used the St George this weekend with the daybed out and the table in. It came in handy when it rained on Friday night.

I used the St George this weekend with the daybed out and the table in. It came in handy when it rained on Friday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a great hike through all the equestrian trails on Trilogy Farms.

We had a great hike through all the equestrian trails on Trilogy Farms.

We circled our wagons at the farm of friends and enjoyed a soggy but fun weekend.

We circled our wagons at the farm of friends and enjoyed a soggy but fun weekend.

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