For three days-straight, Nico has been working on our Island Caravan kitchen here at Mermaid Mansion, while I kept our little’n entertained. Even still, we found a bit of time to head to the beach. It’s seaweed season on the Gulf Coast, and…Man! Is it ever smelly! : p If you’ve had the ‘experience’ of walking barefoot on seaweed, you likely know, it’s a very different texture and feel than just-about any other surface I’ve encountered on this earth (literally). It doesn’t bother me much, but Nico isn’t too keen on it; neither is Baby. She screamed for Daddy to carry her over a mass of mysterious weeds (what she was probably thinking anyway), to the rising tide.
Even though it wasn’t our usual trip to the beach, strolling along on the sand (minus the seaweed), it was a much-needed break from remodeling the kitchen in our retro vintage travel trailer. Surprisingly, Nico got the entirety of it built (frame-work, plywood, bead-board facing, counter top, sink and faucet installed…including plumbing and running pipes and such) in less than a week; with only 3 days off from work to construct the bulk of it. I am so proud of what my husband has done for our little family, for our caravan island, small space dwelling, Mermaid Mansion…home. : )
Even though we still have a few finishing touches, and problems with a very leaky faucet (one we salvaged from a throw-away pile) exploding in my face (lucky I know where the shut-off valve is) our kitchen space finally makes some sense. I’m looking forward to painting and decorating my brand new, custom built for me, Caravan kitchen.
For anyone who has seen the ‘before’ pics of our old trailer, you likely know how far we’ve come. It’s been a year this Memorial Day weekend, since we brought our tired old RV Camper to the island, but I wouldn’t trade our unique and rather eccentric Glamped up trailer for a new ‘just like the rest’ RV, for all the treasure in the deep blue sea. We are proud of our old Glamper. The hard work and creativity we’ve put into our old caravan home has been worth it; every bit!
*Our Caravan Kitchen — Last Night*
Caravan Kitchen — Almost Complete
*RV Kitchen Remodeling — Final Stages*