Trailer Pick of the Day – Ocean View

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The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. -Jacques Cousteau

Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. Sarah Kay

At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun. -Anonymous

Ocean Front RV Park is the perfect spot to enjoy the vast expanse of the sea from the comfort of your travelling home.

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Trailer Pick of the Day – Angie’s Place

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Angie and I have been friends for almost 8 years.  A couple of years ago she moved from Reno to Brookings, OR.  I spent a day with her last weekend and she told me she had recently moved into a trailer and was working on the renovations.  Next to my dad, she’s my biggest blog fan, and was so inspired by trailerchic that she was bursting with excitement over her new project and trailer home.

Angie promises to email me some before and after photos of the inside, but until then, here are a couple of the outside.

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Living so close to the ocean, Angie’s collecting driftwood and using her creativity to bring a bit of the beach to her front porch.  Check out the mirror and lampshade she recently constructed.

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Thanks, Angie and Chewy, for the tour and the visit!

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Rebecca Knabe

Ever Stayed in a Treesort?

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Last weekend I had the chance to visit the Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort.  It was great – small space living, high up in a tree.  The Treesort is located near Cave Junction, Oregon, just an hour from the coast, and it was the perfect weekend get-away.

There are 15 unique small tree houses and cabins on the property, some with full bathrooms and kitchenettes, and some with shared ‘facilitrees.’  A delicious breakfast is included, and prices are discounted in the off-season.

We stayed in Pleasantree (click on the link for interior views of our swanky accommodations).  It was about 40 feet off the ground, and accessible only by a spiral staircase and a jaunt across 2 suspension bridges.  We had lovely weather while there, but the tree, and of course the treehouse swayed in even the slightest breeze – not for the faint of heart.  Our treehouse had a main floor with bunk beds, a mini fridge, a toilet and shower hidden behind a curtain, and a sink.  There was also a loft with a mattress for two.

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The spiral stairs lead up to the suspension bridges.

A few views of Pleasantree:

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One of the swingy suspension bridges.  Don’t look down!

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Horseback riding is one of the activities offered at the Treesort.

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Some interesting trees on the property.

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One final look….  Pleasantree is on the right.

If you are looking for an unusual vacation destination, and a chance to simplify  and downsize for a few days, I would highly recommend this little tree-venture; it was treemendous (groan).

Rebecca Knabe

 

 

Trailer Pick of the Day – Racing Stripes

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I spotted this fancy guy yesterday.  I love it – the great yellow hue, contrasting silver, and the cool racing stripes.  Sure it needs a little sprucing up, but just imagine the potential….  🙂

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Rebecca Knabe

Trailer Pick of the Day – The Honey Pot

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It’s still the middle of winter, but I am dreaming of sultry summer nights with the scent of coconutty suntan lotion and sweet waffle cones lingering in the air.  I long for evenings of sitting on a blanket at the park and enjoying the lastest culinary creation from a local food truck….

If you live in Portland, OR, you can catch a glimpse of summer at The Honey Pot, which serves sweet and savory pies out of an adorable Airstream trailer.

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Do you have any reminders of summer making an appearance in your neighborhood?

Rebecca Knabe

Nevada Museum of Art

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Last weekend my cousin, George, was visiting from Australia.  We had a couple of days crammed full of sightseeing and fun.  My favorite stop was the Nevada Museum of Art.

According to their website, “The Nevada Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum in the state of Nevada….  With accreditation, the Museum joins the ranks of other significant institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Just 5% of all museums in the US earn AAM accreditation.”  Impressive!

Currently, the museum has, among others, an exhibition entitled, The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon Signs.  It’s a collection of old-Nevada neon that has been painstakingly acquired and restored by Reno-local, and my friend Nadia’s husband, Will Durham.  It’s a fun display of kitschy nostalgia, and a must see if you are in the area.  But hurry – this is the last weekend the exhibition is on display.

Here are a few highlights:

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The photos in this frame were taken by my lovely friend, Erica.

Another fun feature of the museum is the large roof-top balcony.  It’s extra fun if you have some free time and a panoramic feature on your camera phone.

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And finally, don’t pass on the gift shop.  It’s full of great gifts and keepsakes, and perfect trailer-girl greeting cards, like these ones:

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Rebecca Knabe