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Monday, July 28, 2014

Winnebago Dreamin’

The past week was county fair week, the one where we took Baha Black Sheep to live for the week, groomed her, and Adam showed her.  I’ve been tweeting, instagramming, and facebooking about it with the hashtag #1sttimefairmom and I’ll do a complete summary later.  But today, while I play catch-up on all the things I didn’t do last week, I want to share some camper inspiration I found.
You see, every morning when I drove to the fair, I passed the campers lined up and thought, “Gee.  If we had a camper here, we could roll out of bed, take care of Baha, and go back to bed.”  And every evening when we left the fair, I thought, “Gee, if we had a camper here, I could put my boys to bed and then sit outside the camper and relax with the other fair moms.”
And so, I decided I needed a camper.  A cheap one, that I could redecorate.  We could, of course, camp during the fair.  But we could also camp nearby in the summer, and Bart could run home to chore.  It would be like a vacation, but close to home.  A staycation of sorts.
First thing I did, of course, was check out re-decorated campers on pinterest.  Here are a few that caught my eye.
(Please re-pin from this pinterest board, where I’ve made sure to pin from the original source.  OR, click on the picture to be taken to the original source.  Did that make sense?)
 vintage camper redecorated
Vintage Shasta from Cornbread and Beans Quilting
Gia the Glamper from Queen of the House of Boys
5th wheel camper renovation!
5th Wheel Renovation from Follow the High Line Home
glamper redo
Gorgeous vintage camper redo from The Noshery
vintage camper redecorated
Little Prairie Girl’s Vintage Glamper

So fun, right?

But then I found out that it costs over $300 to camp at our county fair.  WHAT?   So maybe we’ll hold off a few years until we have more than one animal at the fair, and more activities throughout the day.  I guess I can drive back and forth a few more times.
(But let’s just say I did start looking for a camper – any advice?)

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  1. I HAD to comment! We did this same thing and I showed our camper re-design on a budget. I wonder if we go to same county fair? :) Please go to my blog and see our camper reveal.... ~Kim

  2. Ooohhhh.... I am Pinspired! I'm a fair mom, our 4 kids show beef cattle and do lots of running back and forth (only about a 15 minute drive). We only do our own county fair, but if we had a glamper.... I'm going to keep tabs on this project of yours :)