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Mrs. Padilly Rocks!

Or I should say,
Mrs. Padilly’s Souvenir Rocks.

Mrs. Padilly Rocks!

I created these rocks for a very special trip we will be taking to an area of Texas I have only seen twice by train: Big Bend National Park. Or more accurately, Alpine, Texas.

Big Bend Country is the Texas you see depicted in movies such as the 1956 film, Giant ~ the Gone with the Wind version of Texas. This is dry, rugged country, and yes, there are lots of rocks.

The Rock Movement

Deep in the Heart of TexasSince I am so excited about this trip, I wanted to do something special to celebrate it. So I decided on rock art souvenirs.

Not long ago I heard about another rock movement called The Kindness Rocks Project. Through this project, members design rocks to spread random acts of kindness; rocks designed to provide a kind word, give encouragement, or simply put a smile on someone’s face.

Type in #thekindessrocksproject on Instagram, and you will see what I mean.

While I initially thought I might join in on kindness project, I later decided to make my rocks more of a “souvenir” from a Texan, to a traveler in Texas. I little Padilly art. A little Padilly welcome. A memento that I hope brings a smile and/or a laugh to the person who finds it.

Mrs. Padilly’s Souvenir Art Rocks

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Dressed for Glamping: Unveiling My Casita Travel Trailer’s Makeover!

Mrs. Padilly's Hat in Casita

GLAMPING MAKEOVER UPDATE: I have added NEW interior photos, which show my latest changes to the inside of my Casita, leaving the original “dressed” photos for you to compare. The changes are subtle, but I think they make a big difference. Let me know if you agree!  Note: New interior photo’s have RED descriptions.

With the interior remodeling complete,
IT’S TIME FOR UNVEILING of my Casita Trailer’s Glamping MakeoverCompleted Interior Glamping Makeover of Mrs. Padilly's Casita Travel Trailer

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My Casita Travel Trailer’s “Before Glamping” Pictures


My Casita: Before Glamping

For the last several weeks I have turned my Casita Travel Trailer into a Glamper, and I will now be sharing this transformation with you through seven how-to articles (see the end of this article for links to all projects).

Because I knew my limitations for restoring my Casita, the process of Glamping my Casita has been very enjoyable, which leads me to my one piece of advice if you are preparing to buy a travel trailer to Glamp; know your limits (i.e. time, costs, renovation experience, facilities, etc.).

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My New Casita Travel Trailer!

Mrs. Padilly's Logo Born at Cadillac Ranch

NOTE: The Interior restoration on my Casita is complete! Ready to jump right in and read the first post in the series? Go to “My Casita Travel Trailer’s Before Glamping Pictures,” or just continue reading below about My New Casita Travel Trailer.


This is my first article on, which grew out of my original travel journal,, which launched in 2012.

Mrs. Padilly’s Travels is a travel and DIY website that includes articles on my boating, camping, and road trip adventures. Mrs. Padilly’s Travels also includes my popular DIY & how-to projects like my restoration series on the newest addition to my travel options:

My New-to-Me 2006 Casita Travel Trailer! 

Mrs. Padilly's Casita

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“I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!”

Welcome to the launch of my new blog!
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