Evan has asked me on a couple of occasions, “Mom, You like old things, don’t you?” Yep. I love old furniture and homes. I love adding vintage touches around our house and yard. I kinda love old people. I’ve always wanted to own a vintage Ford Mustang. And I dream of antique campers. When we were worrying about finding a new location for From Scratch Farm, I actually began looking for an old camper that I could bring back to life. I was already in love with the fact that we could glamp… I would have a mobile shop… and I could have air conditioned “booth space” at handmade fairs and markets.
Yay for us, that we found the wonderful space that we’re now in!!! But that left me still dreaming of campers. 😉
One glamping instagram account that I’ve loved following is the Happy Camper. They’re very close to us (Wimberley). I was able to watch some behind-the-scenes pictures of their project. And I got to see a little bit of their airb&b dream come true. I was so excited to know that we were going to get to stay there for a couple of nights!
We started our vacation on Sunday. Packed up our clothes, swim bag, food, and water… and set out, further into the hill country.
Our one pit stop was for lunch. And thanks to google maps and reviews, we ended up at Jobell Cafe & Bistro. I LOVED their signature salad (mixed greens, granny smith apples, feta, shallots, caramelized walnuts, and apple cider vinaigrette). And the boys both gobbled down their chicken & waffles (with sides of bacon). Seriously amazing food, atmosphere, and wait staff!
And then we headed to our destination!
The Happy Camper is a remodeled 1976 Airstream Land Yacht. She is furnished with everything you need for the perfect weekend getaway, tucked away on six private acres in Wimberley, but very close everything!
The space (as listed on airb&b):
Tempurpedic queen bed
twin day bed
silverware, cookware, dishes, and bbq tools
coffee maker and supplies
a few games
and air conditioning (yay!)
The space (as described by me):
The Airstream herself is beautiful. It’s clean and shiny. There are lots of touches of my favorite turquoise and green. And there are pops of red and gold throughout. If the Tempurpedic mattress hadn’t been so darn comfortable, the adorable turquoise fridge would have been my favorite thing! 😉 We had everything we needed to cook both breakfasts and both dinners. The boys LOVED having graham crackers, marshmallows, and a Hershey bar waiting for us! Ben loved asking me questions from the dinner conversations game. We played checkers. The bathroom had everything that we needed for the few days. The air conditioning was very comfortable. There was an extra fan, if we needed it. There were a couple of stools at the bar, but we ate all of our meals outside at the picnic table. We sat around and enjoyed the land quite a bit, thanks to our hosts ordering up the perfect weather for us! (Really, hosts Jonathan and Brittany have done a beautiful job of creating a cute and comfortable getaway for everyone looking to travel to the Texas hill country!) The nights got magical, as the party lights came on to light the site. We all slept well. We were all happy campers!!!
So, in the time that we weren’t at the camper:
We spent a day at Blue Hole. Literally hours laying around in our floats, enjoying the beautiful spot. (clear water, pretty grounds, beautiful cypress trees) And Ben took his turn on the rope swing a few times. We ate a picnic there. We really only left because Evan’s lips had turned blue (it is THAT cold!!!).
Thanks to google maps and reviews again, we headed to San Marcos for Rhea’s Ice Cream Shop. With flavors like caramel sea salt, avocado coconut, goat cheese & raspberry jam, chocolate milkshake, circus animal cookie, banana pudding, and cookies & cream, how could we resist?! (Although, we’re not very good at resisting ice cream) 😉 After sampling several of the flavors, Ben ended up getting a few scoops of s’mores; Evan got a couple scoops of brown sugar cinnamon; I got Big Red. YUM!!!!!!
The next day, I also tried to talk them into Wimberley Zipline Adventures or Schlitterbahn. But the bums were in such relaxed vacation mode, they turned me down. What?! (Next time I need to vacation with someone else’s kids)
But despite my last day blues, it was a wonderful trip! I would love for you to put it on your to-do list. As always, tell them I sent ya… and have fun when you TRAVEL TEXAS!
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