OH my goodness you guys!! I got an email from Alberta Parks saying that we can start booking camping sites at the end of the month! When I read it, two things immediately crossed my mind:
- That’s flippin’ crazy. Its FEBRUARY. I don’t plan that far in advance.
- Weeeee camping!
And now I keep finding myself daydreaming of summer, and actually considering camping sites in February lol. So since I can’t get summer off my mind anayways, I figured now would be the perfect time to share our little trailer reno here on the blog.
If you follow me on instagram you have probably caught me over-sharing about our beloved little trailer already. But for those of you who haven’t, I inherited this teensy little home-on-wheels when my Dad passed away and proceeded to spend a good chunk of last spring giving it a bit of a face-lift. I can honestly say that it turned out to be a wonderful healing process for both me and the trailer! We are both feeling lighter and brighter and less leaky.
Here is a little glimpse at the BEFORE pictures:
My grandparents bought this trailer brand new in the 70s, so it is filled to the brim with road trip memories. The fabric on the cushions has already been replaced at some point, but I really wanted to keep as much of the rest as original as possible. The hardest part really was tying in the new fabrics with the (awesome) existing patterns and colours of the 70s. Not gonna lie, I think it was a wonderful success. Everything feels fresh and clean, but nothing is so precious that dirty camping fingers and muddy paws can ruin it.
Last summer we gave it a good test-run. We enjoyed every bit of our hard-work, and I reveled in the fact that I get to keep this little piece of my dad’s childhood alive with my own family. To say we are excited to make some new memories this year would be a giant understatement….. So I just might have to be that person who books their camping in February lol️. How about you? Do you book early to get your favourite spots? Or do you do what I usually do and just call around until you find something available haha?
P.S. If you have any questions regarding the reno let me know!! Just didn’t want to bore y’all with the details 😉
HUGE thanks to Suzanne Taylor Photography for taking some photos of us hanging out on a perfect Alberta summer night. All the lovely photos of us are by her.