Sunday, September 22, 2013

Colorado Dreams

Watching our new trailer being built has me dreaming of our next big vacation.  And to my surprise, I discovered a few pictures on our bullet proof camera that I forgot I had taken.  Right now, I'm desperately missing trees, trails and sunsets.

Bridal Veil Falls - Telluride, CO

Gas station in Cortez, CO

Until our next journey...

Teardrop Build: Part II

We popped on over to Canyon Country Teardrops yesterday to in part check on the progress of our build and to drop off lug nuts for the Jeep wheels that will be on the trailer.

John was, as always, gracious and answered every question Mike had about plumbing, electrical and time lines.  We're pumped!! I took a few snap shots for posterity's sake.

A few short weeks and we should take delivery of our brand new Krawler!! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Teardrop Build

So we checked on our Teardrop build today.  As mentioned before, during our last trip to Colorado, Mike and I talked and planned and thought about how to redo our existing camp trailer.  Mike built it last summer and it served us well.  The more we thought about it, the more we leaned towards a 4x4 teardrop.  Luckily for us, there is a local builder for the SoCal Teardrop. John, of Canyon Country Teardrops lives a measly 40 minutes away.  We have been able to stop by and check out his current builds to scheme up what we wanted on ours.

Aside: Pete and Mandy bought our trailer from us and I'm excited to see how they modify it.

Late last month, John picked up our trailer and all its bits and pieces and began putting it together.  John  (and SoCal) have been great.  We've added 10 inches to the length to the trailer. No problem, they said.  We wanted a table.  SoCal says...probably not a good idea, but how about this... We wanted a cover for our water heater, which they didn't mass produce. No problem, they said.  They've been awesome.  The best part of SoCal, is everything is made in house.  They make the chassis, body, tables, doors, etc.  Its made in the USA baby!

So we're excited.  What's even better, is John welcomes us to stop by and check it out.  And we did just that today.  John has the kitchen completely built, just not installed.

(excuse the crappy iPhone pics)

All of the accouterments are laying in his living room, awaiting install.

The body is mostly together.

There's John, explaining the build to Mike.

The doors are skinned.

The chassis is complete and just waiting for the box to go on.

We left his house excited.  By next week, it should look more completed.  I've already started planning out curtains and storage solutions.  Hopefully by the end of October, we'll have our first camping trip in our completed Krawler.  

Monday, September 9, 2013

Adventures at Home

Between work and the heat, we haven't explored nearly as much as we would have liked this summer.  We haven't had any fun.  But due to late season rains, the fun came to us.  The kids had a good swim tonight, right in the neighborhood.

Remember to explore.  
You can find adventure anywhere.