Monday, September 19, 2011

Now This Makes Sense

I am so excited to be a vendor at the Remnants of the Past Vintage Show.

Alex Madonna
Expo Center

San Luis Obispo, CA
October 8 & 9, 2011
Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm


This show was voted the Number 1 Flea Market in the country!

It is a lot of miles from Silverton, Oregon to San Luis Obispo, California…  I’m so excited and I really wanted to participate.  It didn’t take Dave long to get on board, all I had to do was promise him a new trailer…

  Our trailer we pull with Dumbo, (the rv) is certainly big enough…

We lovingly refer to him as,

The Lead Sled.


I’m thinking Dave had visions of this,


with an interior similar to this…



a guy can dream…

I did after all promise a trailer…

And not one to renege on a bargain.

A trailer that makes perfect sense for us.


When not using it for carrying our treasures, we can use it for camping.

or should I say “Glamping.”

The vintage paint job coordinates with the little red truck. 


Maybe I will call her “Bo” as in “Rainbow”.


I can throw a few bags in the back.


Small enough I can take it on my own.

He seems happy enough.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Did You Know?

In the late 1920’s my brother-in-law’s family started a campground on their property.  The big draw must have been the sandy shores along the Pudding River and the beautiful wooded area.  Families would come from Portland and beyond to enjoy the countryside.  Located just 30 minutes from the city, famiies would come on the weekend and set up camp, husbands would stay until they had to be at work. They would then go back to the city for the week and return for their families the following weekend.

In her autobiography, A Girl from Yamill, Beverly Cleary recalls fondly, summers she spent with her family at the Colvin Family Camp Ground on the banks of the Puddin’. 

Sounded like a great way to celebrate the end of summer.

The kids set out to find flotation devices…

A little late in the season, all that was left after 6 stores and 2 hours was..


2 sea horses, one piranha, a small princess air mattress and a beach ball!


It has been a few years since anyone has swimmed in this section of the river,

so access was a bit tricky…

The river was a bit low…

They finally made it, all aboard!DSC_0071

At certain times of the year this can be a very swift, deep river, threatening to overflow it’s banks. This was not one of those times.

A VERY gentle current.


They are on their way. 


We helped them down to the river at one end of the property.

Then headed to the other end to meet them.


A beautiful place to sit and wait.




Does this look like a many legged sea monster???

I thought so too…


Thankfully they are coming.


Not a minute too soon, since we seem to have sprung a leak.


Headed back for a campfire.


Sounds like FUN!