Can you believe it! She's ours!You know how much I've talked about one day having my very own cozy cottage in the woods? Well, my dream has come true! Only this is my cozy cottage on wheels... that will transport me to the enchanted forest of my dreams. Ok, so I got a little carried away.
How cute is my little 1976 Travette travel trailer! Like way cute. Like, talk amongst yourselves way cute! Like... ok, you get the picture... my cozy cottage is cute!
I know, it's not the '56 Shasta of my dreams. They either cost a pretty penny... or they need total restoration. This one was hit the road ready and totally within our budget. And the whole 70's motif? It's growing on me. Throw in some tangerine orange and you've got my kitchen colors when we married in '79. (aka Tupperware colors)
Here's the scoop-
~ found her on Craig's List
~ located near Chino Valley
~ that was the main reason for our 356 mile Sunday drive
~ it was love at first sight
~ totally restored to our satisfaction
~ the bench seat & cushions make into a king-size bed
~ a 13 footer which was exactly what we wanted
~ only $1100.00. Such a sweet deal!
~ fits in our side yard perfectly
~ and will double as Emolyn's playhouse
Randy & I are so excited to take it up to the Mogollon Rim and experience our first rainfall inside our cozy cottage. Can you imagine the sound of the rain pelting on the aluminum roof? Heavenly.
Basically she's a step up from camping in our van. We are now camping in a travel trailer where we can actually sit at our table and play cards, watch dvd's, share meals, scrapbook, write blog posts on my Mac, sip mugs of hot chocolate, read books... whatever suits our fancy! And when we're tired, we make it into a bed, turn out the lights and call it a day. Heavenly.
So, my awesome husband and handsome sons are bringing her home today. And I get to spend the day with Emolyn while they make the road trip up north... praying they make it home safely.
And in case I don't say it enough... thank you Randy! I love you. You're my favorite husband ever! :)
That was posted on my blog in October, 2009, along with the pictures I took upon seeing it for the very first time. It was truly love at first sight.
And these pictures were taken just before we took her up to the mountains for her maiden voyage in July, 2010. What a thrill! And not just because we got her out of our driveway after 8 months, but because we experienced a 50 degree drop in temp in less than 2 hours!! Yes, from 113 degrees down to 63 degrees! Pure heaven!!
And come on, is there anything better than sleeping in soft, fluffy vintage sheets? I think not.
I've had more fun incorporating all the 70's vintage decor that I already had.
We ended up taking her to the Rim Country north of Payson 3 times in July and can't wait to hit the road again. Click HERE and HERE for more cottage posts.
Thank you for visiting my little Cozy Cottage on Wheels!