The newest member of the clan.

Last time we went camping,  we were abruptly awakened to the sound of the tent wall tearing open..oh, and the sight of a crazy black dog jumping out the side. It was 7:15am and Ben saw a cow near our tent. He was just trying to protect us, I’m sure…*insert eye roll here*.

Needless to say, after chasing Ben through a large open field filled with 30 plus cows (that I was convinced were going to trample him), we headed home early. I think in that moment, Ben became a cow. He was one with the pack, but they didnt want anything to do with him…poor dude. By the time we got him to come back to us, him and a large bull were in a face-off. Ben was crunched down with his front legs bent, taunting the bull…” but I want to play!!!”, as the bull charged at Ben.. only a few feet at a time. He was issuing a warning, Ben didnt get it, and J and I were still half asleep and shoeless…running through a cow lease. It was neat. 

Rein stood beside us the entire time.  I think she was as confused as the cows…she would glance up at us, as if to say “what the hell is he doing?”.

After that trip, I wanted a camper. We started looking, and came across this little beauty. Ive always been a tent-camping girl, and always said I’d never have a camper… I guess I lied. Anyway, we decided we wanted something very basic.  A small, basic,  light (we only have a half tonne truck), with no bells and whistles, and bonus points if we can go winter camping…
Here she is:


The lady was asking a lot more than our agreed upon budget, but after looking at it and going home, we decided we’d go back and be honest: we can’t afford this…but we’d love it. We offered her a reasonable amount under asking, told her we understood if she couldn’t accept it, and explained we just thought we’d try. Guess what? She gave it to us for $500 less than we even offered! !! She said she was excited to see it go to a good home..where it would get a lot of use.

I am so, so excited. Thanksgiving weekend (next weekend for us Canadian folks), we are heading out. Thank you, B from down the street. We will take care of your beauty šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

7 thoughts on “The newest member of the clan.

  1. weight2lose2013 October 6, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Congratulations! I hope that you have many fantastic times with your camper!


    • ashleym October 8, 2014 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you! As do we! I will keep the blog world updated on our adventures. šŸ™‚


    • ashleym October 8, 2014 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you!! She’s a beauty šŸ™‚


  2. CeeJayKay October 7, 2014 / 6:12 am

    OH WOW!!!! i LOVE her! she looks like a ‘Bella’!!!! *g* so kewl… enjoy enjoy, i am envious!


    • ashleym October 8, 2014 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you! She is beautiful, isn’t she? Just the right size for our little family.


  3. marriedmonster October 17, 2014 / 8:57 am

    So cute! Not sure I could sleep in there but all kinds of adorable. I also have a half ton truck but my camper is huge. šŸ™‚


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