Then the unthinkable happened. Mom actually went camping by herself, in her vintage trailer, with a bunch of strangers! She had the best of times. I felt something akin to envy creeping up in my soul. Next thing I knew I was spending a September weekend in the Wallowas with my mom, aunt Steph, cousin Morgan and a handful of
Then I started to look for old, decrepit trailers abandoned in fields. Mom and I even looked at an over-priced shasta over Valentine's Day weekend. I can't remember what spurred my action to get on Craigslist one day and check out the classifieds along I-15 and I-84 (the freeways that take me from Utah, home to Oregon) for old, cheap trailers. I happened to find an ad with no details.... just something about an old trailer being used for snow tire storage... for $175. I e-mailed the ad person and after a week of not hearing back, gave up. Unexpectedly, I found a message from him a week and a half later in my inbox.
Within three days the deal was done due to my mom's diligence and generosity the trailer will have a new home. She was mine for $100. What a deal, right?
Sherri and her StellarFly.
I made my reservation this morning and my mom and Steph are signed up to go, too, and I'm so excited! And maybe we'll be able to do a reunion trip to the Wallowas come fall. It's absolutely beautiful at the lake during September and October.
So, look forward to future postings as I ready my new old trailer. I've already got some basic inspiration. My mom, in her trailer has this painting that looks like the Carolina beaches. I love that painting! For me, it's so soothing and relaxing. That's what I want my trailer to embrace and epitomize, a day on a Carolina beach.