More than a week without Internet, and I managed to survive! The hardest part of it all was not being able to immediately share all of the incredible sights right away. Yellowstone National Park, where I just spent a week, is truly one of our Nation's greatest treasures. Ken Burns called our parks "America's Best Idea," and - as a former Park Ranger - I wholeheartedly agree!
Because it is such an amazing, wonderful, magical, special place, I'll save the next post to talk more about Yellowstone and share some of the photos & adventures from the park.
Right now, to answer your questions about it, I want to share with you some photos of my tiny home - the Lance Lite 825 camper.
The camper is 7 feet wide so it doesn't stick out too far beyond the side of the truck, making it easy to carry - and to see around! Inside, it seems quite spacious! The view from the bedroom, which is located in the cabover (forward) part of the camper is airy & open. There's a queen-sized bed that's too big for me and the 4 stuffed critters, Tigger, Taiga (the moose), Wiley (the black-footed ferret), and Griffen (the brush-tailed possum)! Plenty of overhead storage for clothes, a case for my natural history books alongside, and other stuff. My friend Bobbi helped me make the curtains and I love my aubergine-colored bamboo sheets!
There's a cozy kitchen on the left (driver's) side of the unit. There's storage over the sink & stove for spices & coffee (both are must-haves!), dishes, and a microwave. As long as I'm plugged into power, I can use the microwave. If there's no power, I use propane for cooking and to run the fridge (the fridge is opposite the sink).
My girlfriend, Nina, gifted me that cute towel I hung as a backsplash. Unless I'm on a really rough road, the knives stay in place on their magnets. The camper has a large water storage container, so I've plenty for all my cooking & cleaning needs.
Over the settee (which converts into a bed) is more storage.
And at the rear of the camper is a bathroom! I wasn't sure I'd care about it but I confess it is nice to have a separate room in which to wash up. It makes it feel more like a home. There's a shower I can attach to the sink, as well as a shower outside.
My tiny home is cozy & compact and has everything I need to work on the road. This week, when I crawled into soft sheets under a cozy blanket after a full day I fell asleep quickly, windows open to let the deliciously cold Yellowstone air pull me into dreamland.
I'm going to have a hard time for the next post choosing from all the photos I took with both my Lumix and phone!