Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Introducing a New Section of my Blog : Camping!

So the hubs and I had bee talking about taking the kiddos camping this year, but I wasn't sure that I was ready to take them tent camping.  So, I've been stalking the craigslist camper pages and... I found it.  I found the one.  :-) I knew walking up to it that I was in love.  It was missing a couple things that I thought I "had" to have (like air conditioning and a toilet) but feeling how cool it was inside when set up (it was a toasty day and it was at least 10 degrees cooler inside the camper) and we can always get a little potty for the kids. but its HUGE for the price we paid, is in incredible condition and did I mention huge?

So... coming soon... all our renovations and modifications we make, plus campsite reviews and hopefully wonderful memories that we make with this "little"beauty.

Meet our beautiful new '01 Coleman Mesa

 It came with an aftermarket roof bike rack that will fit bikes for all of us.  The roof needs a little bit of repair, but its a pretty easy fix (looking online we're going to use grizzly grip truck bed liner to paint over the ABS roof to repair the hairline cracking)  We're also going to need to replace the rubber gasket at some point.  We're storing it in the garage, so its not as big of a deal, since it won't be exposed to the elements.

 It has a sitting area... ugly, but that's EASY to fix

 Dining area and KING size beds :-)

 REALLY out of date fire extinguisher, (inspection form had dates from the 90s, so it will be replaced) but its bones are in good shape, and LOTs of storage

Galley's in good shape and the stove looks like its never been used

 I'm so excited to put my own touch on this little baby and make some memories with my minions.

Stay tuned for details from our first trip and how I keep this puppy stocked and organized