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.
Free Range was truly my farm fresh little brown egg, who has kept us safe as we crisscrossed Texas (and beyond) on many camping adventures. I took this photo on the first day we bought her home, May 2014.
If you would like to go to the first post in the series, Click here.
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 (#1185/1941).
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:
The photo above is from Miss Roxie’s first camping trip 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 series.
New Shasta Makeover Series:
(links will become active as I post each new article):
- Decorating My Shasta’s Screen & Door.
- My Shasta’s Big Makeover, and why I did not keep her interior original.
~ How-To & Why we Removed our Shasta’s bunk bed.
~ How-To & Why we permanently flipped our Shasta’s gaucho & dinette.
~ How-To install a wainscot look for your travel trailer.
- Adding a name to your travel trailer? Read this first!
- The Truth About Vintage Trailer Bathrooms.
- Glamping Makeover Reveal: Showcasing Miss Roxie
- “Branding” Tips for Glamping You & Your Travel Trailer.
- My Shasta vs. My Casita: An Honest Review
- Camp Brigadoon: Our Backyard Campground & Home to Miss Roxie
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 camping, Camp Brigadoon is the permanent home of my Shasta, and will become a family gathering 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. This special garden is where I will bring the to life the scenes of my children’s book by creating a place where elves, gnomes, fairies, and other creatures of the mythical night call home (in addition to the natural bunnies, deer, squirrels, birds and occasional snakes that call it home).
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 is about an hour north of Houston, near the beautiful Lake Conroe.
Between the two of us, we have four children, also native Texans, which I believe qualifies this ol’ Chicagoan turned Texan to own a Native Texan bumper sticker!
So Who in the World is Mrs. Padilly?*
It’s my pen name, creative outlet, and traveling alter ego.
So if your interested in:
- DIY PROJECTS for restoring & glamping your trailer.
- DIY PROJECTS for living life in the outdoors in your own backyard.
- FUN IDEAS and CRAFTS for enjoying the Glamping Lifestyle.
- PADILLY’S TRAVEL JOURNAL and TIPS from her boating, camping, and road trip adventures; including her INTERACTIVE TRAVEL MAP.
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Last updated on April 10, 2017
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