Vintage Caravan Magazine Issue 36 - Page 14

Tales From the Trail Sisters by the Sea Closing Dinner Feast at the Beach Gillian Dobes & Event Organizer Denise Lee Crystal Cuthbertson’s 1974 Serro Scotty Highlander named Buttercup restored by Second Chance Restoration Sisters by the Sea WORDS & PICS JANE BUMAR Be it in a vintage trailer, new retro styled trailer, campervan or tent, when Sisters on the Fly gather, they really do have more fun than anyone! I’ve been dreaming about vintage campers since they started making the Shabby Chic scene a few years ago, but if you haven’t grown up in Girl Scouts, or with a camping family, then the idea of getting one, restoring it, and handling it by yourself is really intimidating! I had owned an early 1980s Skyline Aljo Aly with my husband for a few years, but it had been sold long ago. As my late spouse had been a Boy Scout, and had done the towing, and all the hookups and maintenance, the idea of trying to do something like camping and handling it by myself felt really intimidating. What did I know about this? But the dream of getting my own adorable vintage camper just wouldn’t let go. Eventually, I read about a group called Sisters on the Fly; an outdoor adventure group for women only – and the members both had vintage campers and seemed to be really encouraging. I then started listening to the Girl Camper 12 | vintagetrailermagazine