Friday, March 31, 2017

Mom's Little Run Away Is Finished!!

Today I added the finishing touches and put some gear in the camper. If I said I wasn't beat I'd be lying. 

I need to fix the curtain for the right side window. It needs to have new Velcro added. I will have to sew by hand the curtain part and use something to glue the other side to the window frame. But that won't be all that hard.

So hopefully I will head out middle of April for a week to see how it goes and if something else needs to be added or removed. I did cut back on a lot of things that are just not necessary. I tried to cut back on the clothes and only took out one thermal shirt. But I no longer have 2 bins wonder how I managed that. Maybe I will realize that I do need 2 after the test run. Just want to make things easier for myself.

The heavier items that will be needed at the camp site will go at the end near the door for easier removal. Once they are out I will be able to put a chair their for sitting at night or in bad weather.

I built this shelf on the last remod for this coffee maker. It works off my deep cell battery. It came in handy when I did a winter camp out and it was pitch dark and freezing cold out. As you can see my lugable loo, privacy tent and behind that is my little solar panel

Fred's bed is under there and of course when in use non of these things will be in the way, I may even move the bed once the camping items are removed to the site

 Hung some of my photos and other little things left over from the days of my TT a few years ago
 You almost can't see the bear hanging off the side of the canoe 

 Those white tabs are to hold up the curtains I don't leave them up when driving. 
I'm so ready to take off now but will wait need to get some water to take along and some pre made foods.

Good Night All


  1. This looks awesome!! You are so ready to go!!

  2. Looks like you are all set for your first time out this year.
    This has been a cooler than normal year so you might rethink bringing that extra Thermal Shirt.
    Looking forward to reading about your adventures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. I like what you have done, gives me ideas. Have a good time.

  4. You have done a wonderful job and it looks so professional!. Having been a long-distance backpacker I would say don't take a lot of clothes. I was walking and climbing and sweating a lot, which you probably won't do, and I had a lot of clothing I could have done without. Camping out is a time to get grubby to my way of thinking. Basic cleanliness is one thing, but changing clothes wouldn't be in my order of necessities. But you have to suit yourself.

  5. Hi Sondra,

    Yes if the weather will just co operate a little. It was really cold again today and windy.

    Hi Rick n Kathy,

    Actually the first time in 2 yrs so yes I am ready to go. I have a thermal and a sweat shirt in there so I hope that's enough and I have a flannel and a heavy jacket that I always keep behind the seat in the cab. Also have a sweater for Fred.

    Hi Emily,

    Thanks I enjoy decorating period. I know I will have a great time any place away from home is a good time.

    Hi Gypsy,

    Thanks I enjoyed putting it together. Oh I don't over due the clothes but this weather is so crazy I want to be sure to have warm or cool clothes. I can always clean up when I feel really nasty lol

  6. Almost ready to hit the road. You seem to be well prepared and I hope all goes well for you out there!

    Be careful, sweetie!

  7. Looks great. You did a good job of decorating a small space. Have fun.

  8. Gracious girl.... you are a hardy soul. I have become a whiny wimp and want all the comforts. Envy people such as you. So...kick back and have fun.

  9. Hi Jim my Special Friend,

    I am so ready to go. Thanks for the well wishes.

    Hi Momi YaYa,

    Thank you it takes a lot to store things in such a tiny space but I managed.

    Hi Phyllis,

    When you want something bad enough and getting away from here was that bad. Maybe down the road a ways I will find a mice little camper or a high top van. But for now it is what it is and I'm going. :)

  10. That Run Away looks fantastic. Considering it's going to get hot here in the valley again this week, heading for the Hills is a good thing. Have a super great time.

  11. Hi Sandie,

    Thank you. Yes I can't wait to get going I really need a trip and a change of scenery

  12. this looks great! what kind of camper top is that on your truck, it feels very spacious and snug! let me know if you get a minute. I do so enjoy reading your blog.