Those of us with these unique campers are an active family. We share a Yahoo group and a couple of Facebook pages. Problems are solved, and camping experiences are shared. The pioneer T@B owners have had their campers now for 10 years, and are generous with their knowledge. T@DA owners, like us, are far fewer. They were made for just three years between 2008 and 2010, and in much smaller numbers. Many T@B owners graduated to the slightly larger T@DAs, and several T@DA owners are now Airstream owners, leaving some of us (?) with a case of aluminum envy.
Getting together lets us all peek – inside cupboards for storage ideas, under the frame for structural issues, and around the outside to see the dozens of different awnings we all utilize. This one is called the T@BMahal. Little crystal chandelier and beautiful table. These folks have really gone small with a Little Guy camper.It’s amazing to see how everyone has customized their camper to suit their needs. Our T@DA is a camping machine – we’ve got our storage issues figured out and working great for us. Camping long term is easy, even with a big dog and a small space. But, our interior is definitely Plain Jane. I’m excited now to pretty things up a bit – add a bit of color, and replace the crappy flooring that I’ve disliked since Day 1. John’s also considering adding another small ceiling vent that we saw in an Airstream. That would be deluxe!
John and I also spent a bit of cycling time riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The beautiful, smooth surface is a pleasure, but there was not ten feet of flat pavement in the 30 miles or so that we cycled. We were either grinding uphill, or flying down. Makes for a great workout, but we sure missed our road bikes. It’s a LOT more work on a mountain bike.
Sunday was rollout day, and the parade of cars and trucks towing campers was nonstop. We finally got packed up, said our goodbyes and thankyous, and headed for Natural Bridge Resort State Park in Slade, KY. We’re back to camping on a quiet little stream, an explosion of singing birds outside the wide-open windows. Ahhhh, this is good.