Who in the World is Mrs. Padilly?
Welcome to the world of Mrs. Padilly and my Glampy Campy Artsy-Craftsy Lifestyle & Travel Blog for Living Life in the Outdoors ~ Texas Style.
I’m a fifth-generation Chicago native who moved to Texas in 1979, and to this day love traveling and discovering new things about the Lone Star State ~ It’s a big one!
Many new visitors to Mrs. Padilly’s Travels come here to read one of my how-to articles from my popular series on the restoration and glamping makeover of my Casita Travel Trailer, Free Range. If you would like to go to first post in the series, Click here.
Free Range was truly my farm fresh little brown egg, who has kept us safe as we crisscrossed Texas on many camping adventures. I took this photo on the first day we bought her home, May 2014, and I will miss her…
Change came to the Padilly homestead in 2016!
In more ways than one!
In the spring of 2016, we moved back to the country to a place I like to call Texas’ smallest ranch; a whole two acres (2.2 to be exact).
This change also led to a new puppy, Roxie (the Schnoxie), and a new trailer I am calling Miss Roxie, a 1961 Shasta Airflyte Reissue (#1185).
We didn’t have plans to buy a new travel trailer when we got Roxie, but when we took her on her first camping trip in the Casita (to New Braunfels), we were shocked how this little puppy, and all her stuff, took over our space!!! The time had finally come for us to expand our square footage!
The following week I went trailer shopping and found the Shasta, bringing her home the next day. I named her Miss Roxie, in honor of Roxie the Schnoxie.
Miss Roxie’s first camping trip was to the Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground at Walt Disney World. (It is true…I sometimes camp outside of Texas. 😉 )
This trip included four days of driving, and eight nights of camping, and taught me a lot about my “new” vintage camper; some good, and some not so good.
I’ll be sharing some of these experiences with you in my New Shasta Makeover Series:
(links will become active as I post each new article):
- My Shasta Airflyte Reissue vs. My Casita Travel Trailer
- Camp Brigadoon: Our on-property site for storing my Shasta.
- Shasta Airflyte Reissue: Keep her original or make her my own?
- Where to sleep!? Should I convert the Shasta’s signature dinette or rear goucho into a permanent bed?
- Shasta Dinette Table Modification: How and Why.
- Down the Drain: Living with the Shasta’s bathroom.
- Ready to add a name to your trailer? Read this First!
- Making an Awning for my Shasta’s front rock shield cover.
- Kitchen Updates: New Backsplash, Counter Space, and Drapes
- Glamping up my 1961 Shasta Airflyte Reissue Miss Roxie ~ Texas Style!
As you can see, a lot will be happening to my Shasta! To assure you won’t miss a single post, please subscribe to Mrs. Padilly’s Travels and become what I like to call a Padilly Traveler!
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BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!
I will soon be starting TWO NEW PROJECT SERIES on MrsPadilysTravels.com: Camp Brigadoon and Mrs. Padilly’s Garden©.
Living Life in the Outdoors ~ Texas Style doesn’t just include camping in my Shasta; we also love to hang out on our property, where we are creating two different activity areas.
- Camp Brigadoon is an area behind our cottage (which houses Mr. Padilly’s woodshop and my studio) that was once used as a horse paddock. Since we have no horses, we are converting the area into “Camp Brigadoon.” When we are not traveling with the Shasta, Camp Brigadoon is its permanent home, and this area will also become a family gather space for games, hanging out, homesite campfires, and other surprises.
- Mrs. Padilly’s Garden© is in a fenced section of our property that use to be used for a dog run. This area is being transformed into a magical garden inspired by a children’s book I am writing by the same name. Within Mrs. Padilly’s Garden©, I will be bringing the scenes of my children’s book stories alive by creating an area where elves, gnomes, fairies, and other creatures of the mythical night call home. This magical “junk garden” is an area will I will get very creative, letting my artistic side rule with many unique how-to projects that you might like to create for your own magical corner of your yard!
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Finally, I can’t go without sharing with you the biggest supporter of ALL my dreams: my husband, Mr. Padilly.
He’s a native Texan from Dallas, and we call the town of Montgomery home (birthplace of the Lone Star Flag). The historic town of Montgomery, located near the beautiful Lake Conroe, is about an hour north of Houston.
Between the two of us, we have four children, also native Texans, therefore I firmly believe this qualifies this ol’ Chicagoan turned Texan her Native Texan bumper sticker!
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Last updated on April 10, 2017
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