Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My Flathead Lake picture

Ok so I found my photo (above) of Flathead Lake on someone elses blog again.  I think it's the same guy who had taken it before and moved it from Wordpress to Blogger.  I first posted this picture back in 2006.  I've asked that the photo be removed from his blog and we will see.

I retain all rights to my photos.  Please do not use any of my photos without permission.

The original post is Seeing Bears on my side bar..

I guess it's been one of those days..   

Friday, November 23, 2012

Canned Ham Travel Trailer

I noticed the unmistakable shape of a vintage canned ham travel trailer ahead of me on the highway as I drove to Thanksgiving dinner.  I wanted to get a good look at it and I had to speed to catch up.  I just managed to snap this picture as it took an exit off of the road.  Of course I had my camera set wrong, but I still got this image.  BUM it said on the back.. Bum, I thought.. Hmm,..

I've often felt like a bum going to someone else's house for Thanksgiving dinner.  And I do like vintage travel trailers that others might consider junk.  I finally got to my exit and left the freeway.  At the stoplight there was a homeless guy.  As I looked at a text on my phone, he flipped the cardboard sign over he was holding and on the other side it said "Drive Safe"..  Is this guy a bum I wondered?  He probably lives in a cool vintage travel trailer, I thought as the light turned green and I drove off to get my free turkey dinner.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kootenay National Park pictures

Here are a couple of pictures of the Kootenay River in Kootenay National Park B.C.  Queenie and I had a nice time exploring the shore.  We've decided to camp in the Aristocrat travel trailer here on our next vacation.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Aristocrat Travel Trailer

Here's a picture of our 1968 Aristocrat travel trailer on it's happy summer parking spot.  I'm pretty sure it is a Mainliner model based on what I can see from the Tin Can Tourist website.  They have the exact floor plan in a Mainliner publication.  This one looks like a Loliner from the outside though.  It has the dropped axle and it's low to the ground, but it's not like any Loliner I've seen on the inside.  It doesn't have the lowered center floor and doesn't have the kitchen in the center.  The kitchen on this one is in the rear and it has a toilet room with a recirculation toilet.  Having the toilet is a big bonus in the middle of the night when camping in bear country..

Anyway this thing is a pleasure to camp in.  There's plenty of room to lounge around and lots of windows to look out of.

I miss camping season already. What a care free thing to do.. I just can't get enough of it.