31 May

Girl Camper #34: Meet Girl Camper, Elaine Smith

On this weeks show my guest is Girl Camper and Sister on the Fly with the funniest bone of all, Elaine Smith. Elaine’s journey to Girl Camperhood started way before she became a sister on the fly and unlike most Girl Campers, Elaine started with a huge travel trailer and zero experience and set off towing on her own. Her life on the road as a construction inspector was not easy but she made it cozy with the travel trailer and truck she bought and towed from job to job. She missed those days when she retired and she joined the sisters on the fly where the travel pals are way more fun and her rig is a little easier to lug around. Listen in on Elaine’s funny tales. I also recap our first weekend out in the new Riverside Retro and the rookie mistake we made that’s going to be expensive to repair! In the news round up I talk about the latest Camper College event in Huntington, West Virginia at Setzer’s World of Camping. Mark your calendars for this July 15th event.

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Elaine’s lovely trailer “Hootie” which had to be broken into in a hilarious series of attempts to retrieve the keys which were inside.

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Elaine hosting at the Girl Camper site at the Country Living Fair in Nashville last April. She is chatting with her good friend Michelle Eash and Michelle’s friend Tommy Beard who completely restored her vintage Scotty trailer.

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Elaine had no trouble hamming it up at the Go RVing photo booth at the Country Living a Fair.

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Elaine’s trailer, “Hootie” loaded and ready for fun! Note to self – stash extra door keys!

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Setzer’s World of Camping in Huntington, West Virginia is the site of our July 15 Camper College. You can call Setzer’s to RSVP or RSVP through the Camp Like a Girl Meetup site at Www.Meetup.com .

 

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Setzer’s World of Camping – 5319 Cherry Lawn Rd, Huntington, West Virginia 25705 . To reserve a space for Camper College, ┬ácall 304-736-5287.

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It was a lovely evening in the trailerhood at my first campout in my new “St. George.”

 

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I think my coffee actually tasted better in my new daybed in the trailer!

 

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This is what happens when you raise your stabilizing jacks and not your tongue jack to match! Expensive rookie mistake. They all need replacement!

 

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