Camping vs. Living

Posted by Tanille

When we moved into our trailer is wasn’t quite finished.  We hadn’t found a refrigerator that fit just right, we didn’t have the gas line for the stove hooked up and the shower wasn’t built yet.  So we used our ice chest as a refrigerator, our BBQ as a stove and we hoofed it over to my mom and dad’s to shower every day (they live in the same trailer park as we do).  At first it was like an adventure, like a really long camping trip in a really nice trailer.  To add to the novelty we  would hang out with our new neighbors, who quickly became very close friends, around a fire pit every night.  It was a blast!  Then it got old and we finished all of those projects, but it still took a while to feel like we were really living here and not just camping.

It took me a while to want to cook on a BBQ again and I truly appreciate my simple refrigerator because I vividly remember digging through the ice chest every day to cook.  But now when we do go camping we are basically becoming pro at it, after all it’s the way we live.  Our little travel trailer has every modern convenience (sans air conditioning).  And we have been getting a lot of use out of it.  This past weekend we camped in the middle of the desert and it was beautiful.

Our group.

This is the kind of camping we love.  I prefer the trees and ocean, but James loves this trip because it’s all about the dirt bikes.

So the other night, finally back at home from a long camping trip, we were sitting around the fire pit with our neighbors once again.  Roasting marshmallows, sipping wine, and my friend says to me “you know what? we should go camping”.  Ha!  Yes, we should.

-Tanille Leal

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Somehow I ended up in a single-wide trailer, in Reno, Nevada. And somehow I love it. Here is where I tell my story about my trailer, and my passion for small space living, photography, travelling, and running.

6 thoughts on “Camping vs. Living

  1. I love what your are doing with your life, I love what you can do to create your own space, I especially love your animals and your love of them as well as the absolute necessity to have them share your life. I love your philosophy. I hope your happiness lasts a very long time. I thoroughly enjoyed all your tales. When next you go camping, give the ants a special treat all of their own and they won’t invade what you value for yourself. Perhaps rain was about t arrive – ths will make ants seek high ground. Once on a trip up the centre of Australia, the ten year fall of rain (flooding) was about to fall when I had just finished all the washing. The ants used my body to climb up high onto the clothesline – they are very clever, intelligent beings – they deserve their own treat!! Keep up the wonderful stories.

  2. I love what your are doing with your life, I love what you can do to create your own space, I especially love your animals and your love of them as well as the absolute necessity to have them share your life. I love your philosophy. I hope your happiness lasts a very long time. I thoroughly enjoyed all your tales. When next you go camping, give the ants a special treat all of their own and they won’t invade what you value for yourself. Perhaps rain was about t arrive – ths will make ants seek high ground. Once on a trip up the centre of Australia, the ten year fall of rain (flooding) was about to fall when I had just finished all the washing. The ants used my body to climb up high onto the clothesline – they are very clever, intelligent beings – they deserve their own treat!! Keep up the wonderful stories. Please notify me each time you post.

    • Thanks so much, Penny.
      I must admit, I do think ants are one of the more industrious and clever species on the planet. And I do notice an influx of them when we have drastic weather changes. And sometimes an influx of them when I accidentally leave a cake-covered knife in my sink, like I did last night. Woke up to a sink-full of ants this morning. Whoops.
      Anyways, we are so happy you are enjoying the blog. We are having a great time sharing!
      Rebecca

  3. Yes, it’s me again. I can’t help it…so much fun to see what you guys are doing in your new homes. The camping looked fabulous! Right out in the middle of the desert! Fun! Happy weekend to all of you!

    • Hi Stacy! I always love your comments, thanks for the feedback. Camping in the desert was something I dreaded last summer. All I could think of was hot, hot, hot and dirt, dirt, dirt. And who camps where there are no trees and water? But I was wrong. It is absolutely beautiful, especially at dusk and the stars are amazing. It’s an annual trip for us now and I love it. The great thing this time was that we were the only group for miles. So serene and relaxing. If you ever have the opportunity give it a try. 🙂

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