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April 6, 2013

Flip-Pac Camper

Filed under: Motorhomes and Campers — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

I was looking at Google Images when I found this image on the Expedition Portal page:

Flip-Pac Camper from Starling Travel

It’s called a Flip-Pac Camper and Louie was making his better by adding a “real door and other features.

Here is a video showing you how to set up the camper and its awning: (Continue Reading…)

April 5, 2013

1980 Road Runner: A Cute Fifth Wheel

Filed under: Motorhomes and Campers — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

I found this cute fifth wheel 1980 Road Runner on KSL Classifieds the other day and I wished that I had a truck to tow it away.

1980 Road Runner A Cute Fifth Wheel from Starling Travel

Here is their description: (Continue Reading…)

April 4, 2013

Kodak Picture Spot Signs at Disney World

Filed under: Amusement Parks,Florida,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Throughout Disneyland (and apparently Disney World) there are Kodak Picture Spot signs there to show you cool places to take a picture of yourself. I don’t quite think they meant them to be used like Wil Wheaton used them this last trip.

Kodak Picture Spot in Tomorrowland at Disney World with Wil Wheaton

Despite the lack of scenery, his collection of photos made me laugh and were interesting in their own right. Each land in Disney World has a different font for its Kodak Picture Spot sign. The fact that Wil and Anne just took a picture of the sign with Wil goofily smiling for the camera just makes me laugh!

Click on over to Wil’s website and check out his entire collection of photos!

April 3, 2013

1974 Roadrunner Camper: Retro Loveliness

Filed under: Motorhomes and Campers,Teardrops & Tiny Trailers — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

I found this 1974 Roadrunner on KSL Classifieds the other day and I had to save it here for posterity.

1974 Roadrunner Trailer from Starling Travel

Excellant condition. Oldy but Goody. (Continue Reading…)

April 2, 2013

One Minute Vacations: Red-Winged Blackbirds

Filed under: One Minute Vacations — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

The red-winged blackbirds on Oquirrh Lake were out and tweeting happily, so I took a minute and filmed it so you could enjoy them as well. You can see it here:

I love my morning walks on Oquirrh Lake and I would sincerely miss them if I moved away. Whenever I’m feeling trapped while I’m working, I pull up these little videos and they make me feel connected to the earth somehow, despite being sequestered in a building of wood and masonite.

April 1, 2013

Prius Towing a Jayco Tent Trailer

Filed under: Camping,Motorhomes and Campers,Teardrops & Tiny Trailers — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

While we were in Sand Hollow State Park, I snapped a quick photo of my rig. If you click on the picture, you can see it full-sized.

Prius Towing a Jayco Tent Trailer from Starling Travel

We have been towing small trailers with the Prius for almost a year now with no ill effects on the car or troubles scaling the Utah mountains. We waited until our warranty on the Prius was up until we started towing with it, but we have had no problems mechanically. This commercial I saw the other day made me literally scream obscenities at the computer screen.

It’s Volkswagen making fun of Prius hybrids and I had so many reasons to scream.

That’s complete bullshit! I can climb the Rocky Fucking Mountains towing a 1200 pound trailer and stay at the speed limit!

My Prius has needed NO major repairs and it’s damn check engine light has NEVER turned on in the five years that we have owned it, unlike my LEMON of a VW BUG!

I have over 130,000 miles on my Prius! That damn Bug never made it past 75,000!

And we aren’t the only ones. Just check out these videos of other people towing with their Prius cars.

Every time we go camping, someone comes up to us and asks how the Prius tows a trailer and are surprised when we rave about how well it handles. Plus, we get about 29 mpg when we tow, so we spend hardly any money on gas getting around.

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