Sunday, August 21, 2011

Touring the Twinkie

We're finally home after a week a half of traveling about.  We had so much fun! We do enjoy traveling in this little trailer.  I have so much to tell you about TBAI and the places we visited in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but that will have a wait for a later post.  My legs are still on "strike" and are going to take some time to get back to "normal" (whatever THAT is).


In the meantime, let me show you the inside of the Silver Twinkie.  This is the view when you enter the door.



And then as you step up into the trailer you see the rest of it rather quickly!


Here's a better view of the side couch which converts into a full-sized bed for Matt and me.  Behind the taupe sliding door is the micro-bathroom which is just too small for me to get a good photo of.


The kitchen features a small refrigerator, microwave, sink, and stovetop.  When the stove (above the microwave) and sink are not in use, they have covers so that there is a full countertop for everyday use.  We attached an old stainless steel breadbox to the counter for a bit more food storage.  Everything has to be attached and tied down while traveling because the trailer certainly bounces and jostles everything.  It's always an adventure to open the trailer after a long drive to see what has managed to wiggle out of place.


This front couch folds out into a bed where the girls sleep--it's a bit cozy for them.  In fact, it's a bit cozy for us all when the beds are out for the evening.  The whole trailer seems to become one big bed inside!  Makes it a bit difficult to squeeze from one end to the other.


But despite the tight quarters, cramped bathroom, and bouncy ride, we do love our little Twinkie.


How can you not love a little something shiny with a "Maxfield Parrish" sky overhead?



Warmly,
Cheryl

13 comments:

  1. absolutely brilliant. I am green with envy. I think I will have to have anight in my summerhouse on the bed settee so thst I can imagine I am trvelling too!

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  2. How cool is your trailer? I love it, it's amazing. I would have loved to be in one as a kid so can only imagine how exciting it must be for your kids to be in.
    Jill :-)

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  3. That looks like so much fun! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures :o)

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  4. It looks amazing inside too!! What a treasure!! Glad to hear you had a fabulous time! Your bears looked fantastic!
    xx

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  5. Welcome back:o)) Glad you had a good time and it looks really nice and cosy inside the Twinkie - did you fit it all out yourselves?
    Take care and have a good week.
    Hugs Lyn x

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  6. Oh you lucky, lucky lady to have such a cool vintage trailer to travel around in.

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  7. It's wonderful! Happy days! Lynda x

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  8. Thanks, everyone! I do feel very lucky to have such a sweet little trailer.

    Some of the decorating was done before we bought it, but it was decorated in an overdone nautical theme. We reupholstered the couches, made new drapes, found the quilts, pillows, and breadbox, and put up new "artwork." It looks MUCH different than when we bought it 5 or 6 years ago.

    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  9. I'd feel proud to own a Twinkie, its retro gorgeousness!

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  10. Hi Cheryl,

    I really enjoyed seeing the inside of your twinkie. I'll bet you all were cozy when you snuggled in for the night. We had a pop-up camper when we were growing up but I always thought those who had airstreams were livin' the life! What a great way to be on the road.

    ~ginger

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  11. It's fabulous inside too!!!! I am totally smitten, she's so cool! :0)))

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  12. Thanks, Amanda, Ginger, and Elaine! As Ginger says, it's a really great way to be on the road!

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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