19 Sep

Girl Camper: Episode 102 Girl Camper Danielle Howard

On this week’s show I interview Danielle Howard – Girl Camper. Danielle grew up tent camping with her family primitive style! Each year they took their tents and equipment by boat to an island where they camped without running water, showers or bathrooms. They were her favorite vacations and even though her husband was not a camper, she knew she wanted to camp with her daughter. When Danielle’s young husband died suddenly from a heart attack she made a decision to give her daughter the life she had imagined before widowhood- road trips, adventures and camping. She bought an older trailer without any towing experience and made up her mind to renovate it and learn to tow.

One brave mama and one lucky girl head out on an adventure!

While her daughter napped she took the baby monitor out to the driveway and started making her dream a reality. With help from her supportive dad she rewired and renovated her fiberglass Trillium.  This summer Danielle and her sister loaded up the car and set out with her daughter on a nearly five thousand mile adventure. From there home in Southern California they made there way to the Texas panhandle for a family reunion and then toured Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee and everything in between.

San Antonio stop on their epic road adventure!

Tune in to hear this inspiring story from a woman who would not let the crushing loss of her husband take away her dreams for her family.

Danielle mixed up her campground choices to experience state, national and RV resort parks. Ella really enjoyed the Jellystone Park where they started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance with Yogi.

Danielle captured this beautiful bayou sunset on the Louisiana portion of her trip.

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