Vintage Caravan Magazine Issue 36 - Page 5

�EDITOR'S RAVE� I remember feeling rather daunted when at the start of this year I looked ahead at all the events I had booked myself into over this summer. “Rosie”, the Hudson and I have been out almost every weekend since late April and now here we are, the nights cooling down and the end of summer fast approaching already. It’s been quite the whirlwind of events and I have gathered so many stories for future issues of the magazine and met so many wonderful people. There’s no doubt about it, being on the road with my trailer behind me is my happy place. When the worries of the world get to me I know now that all I need to do is hit the road and go camping! I have some special people I need to thank in this issue: Ray Perry who restored his sister Mary’s Shasta featured in this issue for installing the awning rail on my Rosie when the previous restorer said it couldn’t be done – what a legend! Ray has also recently taken on the role of advertising manager for VTM. Thanks Ray! My mechanic Monty at Oakland Auto who always makes time to give the Hudson a check over before I hit the road and keeps Doc ticking on mile after mile. Thanks Monty! I’d also like to thank my special friends and my kids back in Australia who keep in touch with me on a regular basis and encourage me to keep going even when things get tough sometimes. I love you all! My Sisters on the Fly friends across the country, especially our wonderful Hot August Nights Sisters: Mary, Carol, Rene, Jan, Mona Lisa, Michelle, Jenay and our hostess with the mostest Stacey for so many reasons, some of which will forever stay between us sisters! Because what happens in Reno, stays in Reno, right? So, as I sit here ready to pack up and move on to the next event, I find myself reflecting back on the memories of the previous events, the places I have been, of the people I met, the friendships formed and the fun times we have had and all of those extra black lines now scrawled across the map of America I have on my office wall chronicling my adventures. I have to say that I am a little bit in love with America and how it has welcomed me. This truly is a beautiful country, with so much to see and do and the most amazing scenery. Every drive I make is a delight, every corner I turn providing another “Wow!” moment. This truly is the land of the road trip and I don’t plan on stopping until I have covered every mile of it! See you on the road! Photo by Sandi Whitteker Follow us on Facebook For more of Lisa’s “raves” and photos visit her Blog: “My Dream Home is Portable” link from the VTM website at: vintagetrailermagazine | 3