Friday, February 21, 2014

A Glamping We Will Go

beautiful camper this is what you call GLAMPING!! <3
'A Glamping we will go,
A Glamping we will go,
Heigh Ho, the Merry-O
A Glamping we will go!'
You do know what Glamping is, don't you?
Glamour Camping in a Vintage Travel Trailer!
Airstream interior -cabinet paint, faucet
Yep, I have a new Playhouse.
A 1973 Argosy 24 Airstream.
Airstream Camp - Three Points Ranch

I lived in an early 50s Airstream when I was in college.
Daddy bought it years earlier for our Summer
lake vacations. . . .When I went off to college, he moved it
so I could have a little of bit of 'home' with me.
He was such a sweetie. . . .

Before-after-interior of vintage trailer designed for Old Mac Daddy Luxury Trailer Park in Elgin, South Africa

I loved living in that Airstream and have wanted one of my own ever since.
"AA"----Airstream Addict
I spotted the one we bought three years ago,
at J R's Cars in Malden, Missouri.
He was asking more for it than our pocketbook could do,
but when we left, I looked at the Argosy 24 and told John,
'That's MY trailer.'

Every time we drove by--and it was still there--
I'd say again. . . .
'There's MY trailer!'
On a whim last week, I asked John to call J R
and ask if the price was still the same.
We want to take our looms on the road
and would like to have some of the comforts of home
to take with us.

Low and behold!!!!
We offered him what our pocketbook could pay
and he took it!

The previous photos are not my new playhouse. . . .
only daydreaming. . . .
It will be a while before I'll be able to show our renovation.
For now, though, we can use it--everything works--
and the glamping work can come later.
This one is ours:

She's a little pitiful looking right now,
but eventually she'll be a 'Glamper'.
I'm so grateful for a wish come true.

What the power of positive thinking can do!

(A Special Note Below)
. . .from my farmhouse (glamper) to yours. . .
 I want to thank all of you for your sweet comments
on our loss of Mr. Smokey. You have truly touched my heart
and John's. It's still a tender spot, but we are all adjusting. Thank you
for your good wishes and kindness.
There's a link to Heide's February
Apron of the Month at:
a link for a


Abigail said...

Oh WOW! this is WONDERFUL! always wanted to travel around to National Parks in one of these. Can't wait to see who you decorate yours. thanks for sharing the story and all the photos, too.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Dru... so saddened to hear about Mr. Smokey... I am a firm believer that our furry babies go to Heaven and I know my three kitties welcomed Mr. Smokey when he arrived... they are such a huge part of our lives... so sorry about all of your heartaches this past week... but I am happy for you and your new trailer!... I believe it was Mary Jane from Mary Jane's Farm who came up with the word "glamping"... I have followed her blog and magazines for years and am a "Farmgirl" sister... cannot wait to see how you fix yours up with all of your wonderful things!... xoxo Julie Marie

Ann said...

A dream fulfilled in this life-how wonderful. It will be so fun seeing how you make it all glamorous.

okcamp said...

That is one fabulous camper renovation. Good luck with your project!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You are going to have so much fun with your new/old camper! I know you will have it glamed up in no time.

Heide at ApronHistory said...

How very fun! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love to go Glamping, although my hubby is looking for something bigger...he wants a regular bed!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow! I would definitely love glamping in those gorgeous Airstream campers! Love the updates that people are doing with the originals. COOL!

Jann Olson said...

Can I hitch a ride? lol! I think it looks like so much fun! Would love to have one someday. My friend, Amanda bought one last year. Her hubby looked for a long time. They went camping in it once and then turned right around and sold it. For more than they paid I might add. They said that the bed was just too uncomfortable. You will have so much fun glamping yours!

cynthia lee designs said... lucky girl to have your very own Glamper!! What fun you will have decorating it!!

A Bit of Colour said...

WOW! the power of our WORDS! Can't wait to see what you will do with your home on wheels! Enjoyed your post!

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Wow Wow!! It is my dream to have a glamper some day. I cannot wait to see what you do with this sweetie. Oh how fun.

Pam said...

WOW! Looks your going to have soooo much fun glamming it up!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

so happy for you! Looking forward to the glamping up process to come!

Old Time Cindy said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! Glad you were able to bring that baby home!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

How super fun! Can't wait to see what you do to it!

Unknown said...

Give us an update! have you redone the Argosy?

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