This is our third summer with our vintage trailer, Matilda. She’s a 1970 Avion camper and our little home away from home. We’ve been all over the country with her. She’s been to Lake Ouachita, New Orleans, Nashville, Washington DC, New York, The Smoky Mountains, The Adirondacks, and all over the Midwest. This weekend she was our cozy home in Michigan.
We started off really optimistic. It was pouring when we left Chicago and was coming down even harder when we set up that night. Everyone was soaked to the skin just in the time it took to run from the Jeep to the door of our vintage trailer.
Will loves our vintage trailer. He calls it by name and includes it in our plans. “We need to go pick up Matilda and get packed up for our trip.” When I watch him playing around the campground, I feel like he’s going to have lots of great memories to tell his own kids about someday. Maybe they’ll even take their own trips in this old vintage trailer.
My grandparents had an Airstream and my grandmother used to challenge me to games of Uno at the dinette. So of course it gave me total mom swoon to see my daughter (right) and her friend throw down some Uno cards under the awning on a summer afternoon.
The best setting for girl chats.
Sweet Matilda, the vintage Avion trailer.
The welcoming glow of a vintage trailer after a day of adventuring. It’s a simple trip. Comfortable, but not so overloaded with modern technology that you don’t unplug and relax.
Will had a full day of exploring, running, swimming, kayaking, and Uno. My payoff was this scene, my sweet boy passed out with his puppy.