Friday, September 30, 2011

America here we come!!!

It's not the most beautiful thing in the world, but it's been my hubby's and my dream for quite a few years now.... We've always wanted an RV that we could pack up the dogs in and hit the open road! There are so many many beautiful things to see here in this country and time was a wastin'!!!
So this summer we found this 83' van RV conversion. Even though it was old, it was in great shape and the price was right. 

 I made new curtains for it and found some quilts on sale at Cole's for 80% off! They were perfect. Not to girly but pretty and in my favorite colors at the same time. I bought a king size to cut up and make slip covers for the cushions in the back, (I haven't done that yet. )

 and I bought 2 twin size to cover the captains chairs up front. 
(They will get slipcovers made for them eventually too.) 
Tomorrow we embark on a 3 week week long adventure!!! We are driving from Phoenix to Philadelphia and back. (My in-laws live there) Along the way we will be stopping and beautiful national parks, amazing caves, and pretty much anything that catches our fancy!!! My hubby and I like watching Diners's Drive In's and Dives on the Food Network and you can bet he has been taking notes and making plans for hitting up some of the one's that have been features along the way!

I am so excited to get out of this heat and experience fall in all it's splendor from the beautiful temps. to the gorgeous color!! We don't get to see much of the change of seasons here in Phoenix, so this will be a wonderful treat! I plan to post all the beautiful things we see along the way. (Wi-Fi permitting of course.) We'll be camping about 2/3 of the and staying in hotels about 1/3 of the time. (A girls gotta have a shower and a real bed at least every couple of days!! LOL!!)

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On another note... Tomorrow is Oct.1 and the kick off to Breast Cancer awareness month. Just like last year I have a button on my sidebar that you are welcome to take and place on your sidebar if you wish.
Let's all remember to go get checked!!!!



38 comments:

Creative Wings Boutique said...

oh what a lovely adventure for you and ur hubby. Im with you about needing a shower and a real bed.
Cant wait to see all the lovely places you visit and of course the shopping. I am positive that you will score some great treasures.
hugs

Maija said...

Sweet! What lovely adventures you will enjoy together!!!

bobbie said...

Have a great trip! And thanks for the breast cancer button ~

Joani said...

Looks great. I'm sure it will be a fabulous trip. And, yes, the heat has about done us all in...me included. I'll be looking forward to your travels. I also like Guy and all the restaurants he visits. Safe travels. Thanks for sharing.

Bente said...

Have a fantastic trip.

Hugs Bente

d e l i g h t said...

Have a great trip Karen. Your slipcovers look cheery in the RV. I'm in Tucson and understand completely your wanting to get out of the heat and see the changing of the seasons. Enjoy yourselves!

hundredsofideas said...

I think your 'vintage' RV is cool and you've decorated very nicely! My husband and I would love to have one too. Have a safe and fun trip!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Sweetie you will have so much fun! Years ago we had a VW bubble top camper and drove all the way to British Columbia from So.CA with all the kids too. What fun and we camped the whole way except when we hit rain once. Such great memories you will have! Stay safe, enjoy and take lots of pic's! Your going to love it! Hugs Marilou

oldgreymare said...

I have always wanted to do this but married someone who definitely did not want to.. So then my Dad and I talked of a trip across the bottom of Canada, a dream of his, which we were not able to do becaus eof his illnesses..Now I wonder if this is one of those dreams I must release and know that other wonderful people get to do it and I can enjoy vicariously..so lots of post please... <3
xx
z

Sandy said...

Happy trails to you!
Oh this brings back memories of our Van that was almost exact. We made so many trips with the kids when we lived in Illinois... Canada, Calif, Mt Rushmore Texas... oh so many! Funny thing, I brought a rock, or boulder as Mr. N called them, on each trip, and in time I had a beautiful rock garden out back.
Have a wonderful trip and it's chilly this week up north, they tell me!
Bring back loads of photos for your blog!
Sandy

gracie said...

How fun! Enjoy the journey and we eagerly await pictures....

Kelly_Deal said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip! Have fun!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That sounds like a wonderful trip, the first of many great ones I hope. What a great idea to use the quilts, too.

helen tilston said...

Wishing you a great trip, lots of adventure and beautiful scenery
Helen xx

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Have a wonderful time...and hit those Triple Ds!!!

FlowerLady said...

Have a GREAT time. That is a neat little camper and you've done it up nicely.

FlowerLady

Sea Witch said...

Oh how wonderful. My honey and I are planning on doing the same when I retire after the next 6 years. Can't wait to read about your adventures.

Vicki said...

Have fun and drive safe. Love me some Triple D...post the food too!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This sounds like so much fun, have a great time! Can't wait for the pictures!

Carol

Kasia said...

This looks like a fabolous trip! I adore the idea of 3 weeks on the road! :) I hope you have fun and that you post about your great adventures soon! :)

Hugs,

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your living My Dream, Have Lots of fun... I don't have the RV yet, but then again I haven't found the Hubby either, but a girl Can Dream Have a Fabulous Adventure & take Lots of Pics!
Cheryl

Charlene said...

Your RV ROCKS girlfriend!!!! I hope you have a blast. There is so much to see in this wonderful country of ours. Hope you'll share your trip along the way. Like you... I'm lookin for some FALL weather & sites.

And THANK YOU for reminding everybody to GRAM THOSE MAMS! From someone who knows... Breast Cancer SUCKS! But, early detection is YOUR KEY TO BEATING THE BEAST!!! Hugs & BE SAFE!
Charlene & Elle

Cyn said...

yeah!!! and how exciting!! you have fun girl! I know you will!! Bring back some wonderful weather and a maple tree for me!!

mon-coin-joli said...

oh je pense que tu vas bien t'amuser, profites de tous ces instant et prend des photos pour nous, ton camping car est super !
bonnes vacances, à bientôt !
bises de Marseille
Nicolette

marga said...

Not the most beautiful thing in the world? My gosh.....i love it! It looks great and if it brings you to where you wonna go.....who cares it's old. Have a great time and enjoy!
Marga xxx

desertsandbeyond said...

Oh, hubby and I love Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! We found a place in Flagstaff, Brandy's Diner, that was featured and the homemade food was DELICIOUS! We frequently check to see if any of his stops are on our way and sometimes we even drive OUT of the way to visit them! Have fun! Your van looks beautiful.

mylaughingmagpie said...

This looks like so much fun! My hubby & I have talked about doing the same thing but simply can't afford to rent an RV! Maybe we'll search for a conversion too! Can't wait to see all the posts along the way!! Have fun & be safe!! (PS working my way through the eBook right now! GOOD STUFF!!)

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Enjoy your trip! Sounds like you are going to have a great adventure!

Cindy Craine said...

Hey girly, it sounds like so much fun but if I want to stay married, not a good idea! I hope you guys have a great time!! I just hope the breaks do ok this time! Hugs to you and cute hubby! xox-cindy

Bevy said...

Cool!! let me know when you hit Philly, PA. I'll at least give you a wave and a warm hello.

Be safe. Cute wheels...

clairz said...

Love what you've done with that interior.

We watched Diners, Dives... just once and saw The Standard Diner in Albuquerque. We went and it was fabulous (nothing standard about it). Be sure to stop in if you go that way.

Have fun, take pix!

Halle said...

That's awesome! My family travelled a lot by RV when I was a kid. I loved it! I definitely want to "hit the open road" with my hubby someday too...when the kids are out of the house. :)

Terri said...

Your new traveling home looks fab! The quilts were a great idea!
I hope that you have a wonderful time on your tour. How nice to be able to fulfill a long time wish!
Safe trip and have fun!
Hugs,
Terri

vicki said...

Karen- oh I love it!! You are going to have the time of your life traveling around in that van-- love the colors you choose- it's all so beautiful!

We just got back ourselves from 3 weeks of hiking the national parks out west- that trip was MY husbands dream. I'm wondering if you will be visiting any of the places we went? ( I've just started posting the photos on my blog--)

Have a fabulous trip- enjoy every minute!!
Vicki

Maggie said...

Oh what a fun adventure! It will be a great way to see the highways and byways, and quirky little stops along the way.

I got the SAME quilt at Kohl's! Couldn't resist the markdown. I also got a King to cut down into smaller projects! Great minds....

Angela Bell said...

Just what I always wanted but my husband hates driving!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's great! You'll have so much fun in that vehicle! We drove across the country in an Astro Van...room for everything! ♥

Annette said...

Oh my gosh, you are going to have so much fun! I'm so glad you will be posting pictures. Thanks for the Breast Cancer button!!
Have a wonderful trip.
Hugs,
Annette

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