Hey guys! Sorry for the radio silence recently... Like I mentioned last week, I've been working nights and I've kind of gone into hibernation mode. I quite literally turned our bedroom into a cave and have been sleeping a ton. I've been trying to get out of the house a bit and keep the house at level of livable chaos which zaps all the energy I've got (I have no idea how people do this with kids... or all the time for that matter). But by the time this post goes live, I should only have one shift left! Woohoo!
Kind of a long digression but I'm getting to the point here. To celebrate night shift being over and having a weekend off we're planning to take the Scamp out for it's first adventure this coming weekend! I'm so stoked!! It's like a dream come true for us. I thought I'd share the story with you... and show you around.
We started dreaming of having a camper years ago but it was totally just a pipe dream at that point. Then last summer, we started talking about it more seriously (I think after seeing Joy Prouty's video, I mean how could you not?). We had never seriously looked into it because we don't have a car with any towing capacity. But somehow Joe ended up hearing about these lightweight fiberglass campers that can be pulled with a regular car. And the hunt was on.
Fast forward to February. I started stalking craigslist and fiberglass-rv sites like a crazy person. Turns out these little campers are a hot commodity and sell really, really fast. It was rare to see one pop up for sale in Washington, especially in the right size and configuration. We needed the little 13 foot one and were hoping to find one without a bathroom. We had even started looking into buying one in British Columbia and importing it back to the States. We'd also discussed flying somewhere else in the country to get one, sight unseen. Which all sounded like a huge headache and possible disaster waiting to happen.
And then one morning, I was trolling my phone (instead of getting ready for work) and the perfect one popped up!! Posted only 12 hours before, a 13 foot Scamp with no bathroom, in great condition and located in Vancouver Washington! Totally within driving distance. Joe contacted the seller and there was only one person waiting to see it before us (we found out later, there were 12 others in line after us). We waited nervously, so see if was still going to be available. A day and half later, we found ourselves driving down to pick it up after work! And it was perfect! It was a bit of a haul and we didn't make it home that night until 1:30, but it was totally worth it! We finally found our camper! And that is the story of how we found the Scamp! Here's to many more adventures!!