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Day 6, 3-Week Teardrop Trailer Trip: Port Townsend, WA, See It All and Sea Otters Too!

Keep ye eyes open, and ye shall see.

When we planned this trip, we made sure to NOT PLAN certain things, because life has a way of laying it all out for us anyway. Our suggestion for trekking trips like this one is to chat it up with fellow campers and locals and follow their recommendations.

Our camp friend, Barbara, was interested in sustainable farming in Port Townsend, WA. She was looking for property and raved so much about Port Townsend that we took a half day to check it out.

We didn’t have to look far, just had to look DOWN to see this momma sea otter and her babies hanging out on the dock below us:

As the sea otters would attest, the Port Townsend waterfront is picturesque and picture-perfect for boat lovers:

And when our senses were saturated with boats, we rode our bicycles around town and discovered we were in good company . . .

Then our sights shifted from bikes to automobiles . . .

and, finally, to planes. We made a stop at Jefferson County International Airport–a tiny airport comprised of one air strip and shack-style restaurant that serves outstanding pie. We received the tip about the pie from one of Mark’s business friends in the avionics field. You know what pilots always say:


That about wrapped up the Port Townsend portion of the day. Lots of great shops in town, including a well-stocked vintage shop that’s worth popping in on. An easy town to explore on foot or on bike. The second half of the day was spent at the spit at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. (See our next post.)

To see our original trip route map, click on the first post of this mini-series:

Teardrop Trailer Summer Road Trip: 9 NW States, 8 Nat’l Parks

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And We’re Off; Where We’ll Stop, Nobody Knows

2014 Lake Perris Teardrop Trailer Gathering, vintage, custom, home-built

Just like that. We’ve decided to head out first thing in the morning. How can we do that, you ask? Easy. We’ve got a teardrop trailer and designed our life to be exactly like this. You can, too!

We don’t know where we’re heading. We’ll know when we get there. The goal is to go camping–Mark, the dog, and I. If we can’t find a spot, we’ll find a hide-away somewhere and park the car and the teardrop and just wing it. Freedom!

Yeah, baby!!

I’ll report in after the weekend


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2014 Lake Perris Teardrop Trailer Gathering: Photo Gallery

Okay, Folks! There’s far too many to caption each one. Rather than do so and risk not getting these photos out quickly, here’s what my camera and Mark’s camera captured at the 2014 Lake Perris Teardrop Trailer Gathering:


Stay tuned for selections of these photos with special notes/stories that go along with them. If you haven’t signed up to follow TEARDROP ADVENTURES yet, make sure you do today so you don’t miss a thing!

Teardrop Trailer Gathering 2014: Perris, CA

We’re stoked about the upcoming camping gathering for vintage-style teardrop trailers this month in Perris, CA. This year will be our first time attending the gathering. You can bet we’ll be fully equipped with cameras and pen/paper to chronicle the event as best we can. I’ll probably leave Mark to the photo taking–his iPad currently produces better photos than my camera does. And I will happily tackle some impromptu interviewing and writing. We’ll do our best to capture the essence and splendor of the event.

They’ve just added a special dutch-oven cooking night. Mark is a dutch-oven-cooking fan. He loves to wow me with his pizza and apple cobbler when we’re teardrop trailer camping. On occasion, he lights up the dutch oven outside at home and makes me my favorite: sweet-potato curry chicken. Anyway, I can’t wait to check out this event and see what everyone else conjures up in their dutch ovens. Stay tuned here at TEARDROP ADVENTURES for teardrop trailer photos and hopefully some great stories from the 2014 Teardrop Trailer gathering at Perris, CA.

teardrop trailer, vintage, vintage-style, gathering, Perris, CA, Southern California, 2014
The galley of our home-built, vintage-style teardrop trailer

If you have a vintage or vintage-style teardrop trailer and have time to slip away with it to Southern California from March 27-30, 2014, why not come and join us? We’d love to see you there!

Registration Information for 2014 Teardrop Trailer Gathering in Perris, CA

Happy Trails,

Sue J.