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Bye-Bye “Free Range” ~ Hello “Miss Roxie”

Casita Update: Free Range is Sold

In June of 2017, after sitting in covered storage since her last camping trip to New Braunfels in August 2016, I was finally able to bring myself to sell my beloved Casita, Free Range. 

While I seriously thought about keeping both travel trailers (my Casita and my new Shasta), I believe a camper should be used, and not just sit in storage for sentimental reasons, or an occasional outing.

So I posted my Casita for sale, and Free Range sold within hours! She now spends her days with her new owner, and a new name, in the Appalachian Mountains.

That little brown egg, now a coffee bean, is taking on a whole new life of her own with her new owner! I couldn’t be happier!

Please know you will ALWAYS be able to find my Free Range makeover projects here on Mrs. Padilly’s Travels! I hope they continue to inspire you with your makeovers.

If you wish to return to the FIRST POST in my Casita makeover series, just click this link: My New Casita Travel Trailer.  (5-14-2014)

♥  Meet Miss Roxie  ♥♥♥

Shasta at Padilly's Camp BrigadoonI have begun posting my latest Glamping makeover series of my new travel trailer, Miss Roxie, a 1961 Shasta Airflyte Reissue!

This “tin can” is turning out to be a lot of fun! And even though she is new, I have still been tearing her apart inside; making her my own! 🙂

So you don’t miss a single post on my Shasta series, please subscribe below. 

After subscribing, you may wish to visit the first post in this new series by clicking here: Decorating a Shasta Screen Door.

If you wish to revisit the LAST POST in my Casita Travel Trailer series, just click here: My Casita Comes Home.

I’M VERY EXCITED about my new travel trailer home, Miss Roxie! We have taken her camping several times, and are heading out next week for our latest camping and boating adventure! 

Happy Trails!
Mrs. Padilly

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!

NOTE: 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.

Welcome! This is the first post to my new blog,, 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, plus DIY projects and restorations like the one I will be doing on the newest addition to my travel options:

My New-to-Me 2006 Casita Travel Trailer! 

Mrs. Padilly's Casita

This little travel trailer, painted brown by the original (first) owner,came to our family only two days ago.  She is now sitting in our storage shed, but I will soon be transforming her from a typical Casita travel trailer interior into one fit for Glamping.

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Mrs. Padilly's Logo on Cadillac

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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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