Vintage Trailer Magazine Issue 36 - Page 15

Welcome Sisters on the Fly podcasts, and felt bolder again. I attended a Camper College event at Southland RV in Norcross, Georgia that started to demystify all of these things, and I started thinking about how it would be to really do this! I went to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta, Georgia and talked to Sisters on the Fly members, and they said: “You should join! You don’t even need to own a tent, much less a camper, but you can fi nd out everything you need to know for when you’re ready!” Finally, even though I didn’t even own a humble tent yet, I joined the SOTF group and decided to attend my very fi rst camping event: Sisters by the Sea on May 4 – 8, 2017. One of the members, Denise Lee who is a vintage camper enthusiast and the owner of a gorgeously restored teal blue vintage camper, was the hostess for this event. I’d met her and several of the other northeast Florida sisters for getting-to-know you events at an antiques center, and a tea party, and they were all just the kind of women that I’d hoped they would be: Really genuine, spirit of adventure, fun people, and upon hearing about my lack of a tent (much less camper) sister Keely Sanders kindly invited me to share a tent with her for the weekend! I arrived Friday evening at the Anastasia State Park campground near St. Augustine, Florida, with a borrowed sleeping bag, a pair of shower shoes (for what I remembered about campground bath houses) and a spirit of adventure! What a beautiful location these women had chosen to circle their ‘modern Catie Blue’s 2017 T@b Outback Maureen Carnevale’s 2015 Riverside Retro Inside Maureen’s Riverside Retro Carolyn Mele’s 1972 Fan Lee Liner vintagetrailermagazine | 13