Out to pasture
It’s always been on my bucketlist to own a ‘ute’ * or a 4WD where you can sleep in the back with a swag.
So far we’ve had the swags and our trusty, but small, Rav4 ‘Buggy’. Otherwise it’s our camper trailer hailing from the 1970s, complete with dark faux-timber panelling and brown and orange striped canvas!
But since my recovery, the canvas (read mozzies*) plus putting up and down ‘the marriage tester’ camper are a no-go. It’s a 2 person job.
So we were looking around for an Avan camper trailer, which has hard sides. Then that would mean a heavier 4WD to tow it…Before we knew it, we were ringing Queensland to Tasmania!
Long story short…last Friday we bought an old, bare bones Landcruiser Troopy!! Woo hoo!!
[Photo credit: Lee on carsales.com.au]
We’ll use it for day trips and over-nighters with our camping gear in the back at first. Later on down the track, we’ll kit it out for longer road trips when I’m up to it. But nothing too soft!! Heh heh.
I’ve been scribbling lots of sketches of fit-outs on serviettes* and the backs of beer coasters! Bed here, seat along there, fridge box there. I’ve got that twinkle in my eye!
What’s that about the journey and the destination?….Both are good!! ♦
Tag along on Daytripper Sippers for our Troopy travels.
*ute – utility or pick-up truck
mozzies – mosquitoes
serviette – paper napkin
Photo taken 17 November 2015 with my old Canon Powershot A550
at Boambolo Rd, off Wee Jasper Rd via Yass, NSW, Australia. It leads down to a tree-lined picnic spot on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.