Friday, June 7, 2013

How it all began

Once upon a time, in a state not too far away, two displaced Texans lived in a small A-frame house in the mountains. It was a beautiful place, but in the summer we had to be prepared for fires, and in the winter for snow. So we bought ourselves a lumbering vintage Dodge Southwind RV and put it to good use as a combination guest quarters and fire escape pod. We had some wonderful adventures in the Dodge, affectionately named the Yaga Hut, and the biggest adventure of all came when we loaded up two parrots, two budgies, three cats, a greyhound, a border collie, an Irish wolfhound, and a fish tank and moved the entire household to yet another nearby-but-not-quite-Texas state.

Our sojourn there was brief, and when we finally got ourselves back to Texas we no longer had a home to offer our beloved Yaga Hut so we gifted her to a friend. Nonetheless, we never forgot those adventures and we always hoped to have another RV someday. So when the opportunity came to us, we took it.

Going from one extreme to the other, we ended up with a 16-foot 1987 Casita travel trailer. We'd found a Craigslist posting from a young man with a tale of woe, who had completely gutted his trailer before life changed his plans. We looked at each other and said, "Well, we've been kind of wanting to try our hands at building an RV" and thus YagaToo came into our lives. We have many hopes and plans for her, and a long way to go before we sleep, but we're looking forward to the day we can proudly hitch Yaga to our bumper and set out for new adventures.

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