A week before Christmas Mr. Scottie dog called me and had me check out a trailer on the GSA (Government Surplus Auctions) website. There was a 30' travel trailer up for auction in a couple of hours. The trailer looked to be in great shape and was located in Lakeview, OR at the National Forestry Services office. This is the same place we got the Chevy Tahoe I drive. We knew that this particular office was in a very isolated part of South-eastern Oregon, about 8 hours from where we live. Probably not a lot of people bidding on that trailer. Bill was the successful bidder (and at a VERY good price!) so we had to pick up the trailer by Dec. 22. On Sunday, Dec 21 we took off hoping to beat the rain (and perhaps snow) on the trip. We made it to Lakeview by dark, spent the night in a motel and picked up the trailer. Other than being pretty dirty inside, the trailer is in great shape.
The kitchen is quite nice and large. Plenty of storage, a large refrigerator & freezer. A 4 burner stove, built-in microwave, built-in music system. I am not happy with the blue curtains, trim & upholstery (it is stained & old) so I'm going to re-do everything in Chocolate & taupe. There is a wonderful porcelain double sink, nice counter space and a dinette with an electrical outlet that will make sewing on my featherweight sewing machine simple!
The sitting area has a couch (soon to be recovered!) that makes into a double bed and a swivel rocker. TV, cable hook-ups, storage, stereo speakers, the works. Next is the bedroom and a wonderfully spacious bathroom. It has a tub for my grand kids & shower, storage and more. I feel so pampered and I haven't even used it....well, actually we did sleep in it one the way home.
I am blessed. I see many wonderful trips & memories in our future.