The mythical, and much desired, travel trailer has suddenly joined our little family. Like Mist Cottage, it is tiny, old, and in need of tender loving care. We call our new addition Iris.
We bought Iris yesterday. She is a 1977, Triple E, 14 foot (hitch to tailgate), fibreglass trailer. She has the original tiny refrigerator, a two burner propane stove, a small sink with a hand pump, and an propane heater; we don’t know if any of these appliances and amenities actually work. She is in reasonable shape for her age, with some rust on the metal components, and a few sags and wrinkles here and there, but she is roadworthy. We hope to bring her home next weekend. We had to drive quite a distance to have a look at her, it took us all day to drive there and back home again.
I have been looking at trailers ever since my 1971 Airstream Argosy was destroyed by a falling tree. I was heartbroken at the loss. We did not replace the Argosy. Until now, Attila had no time off in the summer months, not even weekends, so that camping was not a possibility. Until Tank we did not have a vehicle that would tow a trailer. Now that Attila has weekends free, and Tank is sitting in the driveway up for an adventure, camping is a possibility. And, the big bonus, this year we get a one week vacation in the summer months!
We have to laugh at ourselves, that as soon as we find ourselves in a position to pay our bills comfortably, we add a new one to the roster. Humans!
Date: 5:00 AM EST Sunday 28 February 2016
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