Favorite Things: October 2017

Last year we launched this “Favorite Things” series as a way to highlight some of the fun things going on behind the scenes here at The Touring Camper. We try to post daily over on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, but a lot of what we post on social media we never get a chance to share on the blog. So here are some of our favorite moments from October:

Buying a vintage camper:

The highlight of October was definitely the purchase of our new-to-us 1976 Silver Streak Continental Supreme Luxury Liner. (Sometimes I still have to pinch myself when I see her parked in our side yard. *squeal!*) Not to be confused with an Airstream or Avion, I love how the Silver Streak features a trademark gold stripe that is unique from many other Silver Bullets on the market. I can’t wait to start working on all the design details that will bring this 40-year-old camper into the modern century.

But you may be wondering why in the world we switched gears from buying a brand-spanking new toy hauler and went all vintage on you? That’s a rather crazy story, which you can read all about here. We’ll be documenting each step of our progress with the Silver Streak camper remodel, so be sure to check back and follow us on social media (InstagramFacebook, and Twitter) to get the latest updates!

a fall camping trip:

We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend for our annual fall camping trip. Hands down fall is our most favorite time of year to camp! And we were excited to share the weekend with our friends from Rowles Made, formerly called RV Circus. We met up with the Rowles gang last year while visiting Gettysburg, and it was fun to catch up with them for a whirlwind weekend.

We managed to squeeze in some campfire cooking, a visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial, and biking along the abandoned PA turnpike. Whew! It was a GREAT weekend!

Junior Ranger Badges:

The kids were excited to get their Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial badges in the mail this month! This Lincoln site is one of the national parks where kids can complete the Junior Ranger badge program at home and mail it in for the badge. Check out this post to find out what other parks offer “take-home” badges.

another fun giveaway:

Over the summer we had the chance to visit the Anderson Design Group headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. It was a pleasure getting to tour the design studies where Joel Anderson and his talented team create beautiful prints through a hand-illustrated style that preserves a vintage quality with a modern flair.

Earlier this month, Anderson Design Group released its newest book and print set: the Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And right now two lucky winners will win either the book or the postcard print pack. But hurry, because this giveaway ends tomorrow night!!

How about you: What were your favorite things of October? You can share in the comment section below!

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