Shasta Progress Report + The First Road Trip!

Hamish the Canned Ham// © Allison Dragsten 2016

Last weekend Grant and I anxiously hitched up our Shasta and hit the road to Banff. The drive down was a nail biter but we made it to our campsite in Tunnel Mountain in once piece. The week leading up to our trip was very stressful. We spent some very late nights working on making the interior liveable enough to make the trip. Needless to say, a weekend without obligations was the best reward for our hard work. We still have a lot of work left to do on the interior of the trailer. Unbeknownst to us, we hadn't quite adapted the bench seats to make one big bed so we slept on two (very hard) twin size beds over the weekend. We have a bit of flooring left to do, painting, trim to put up, an ill fitting kitchen table to fix, and a long list of smaller things that add up to a crap-ton of work.

There are some photos below of the Ham in its current state. Plus a video of the road trip. I'm not going to be winning any awards for directing anytime soon but the occasion had to be captured on film (so to speak).

Shasta Progress Report + The First Road Trip!// © Allison Dragsten 2016
Shasta Progress Report + The First Road Trip!// © Allison Dragsten 2016
Shasta Progress Report + The First Road Trip!// © Allison Dragsten 2016
Shasta Progress Report + The First Road Trip!// © Allison Dragsten 2016
Shasta Progress Report + The First Road Trip!// © Allison Dragsten 2016

I can't wait for our trip to Waterton at the end of the month!

xo Allison

Shasta Reno: Part Two - Beginning to Rebuild

Oh man, we're getting down to the wire! Grant and I are booked to camp in Banff during the July long weekend - which means it's crunch time. I think the biggest mountain we had to climb was the rebuild of the back wall. We reframed and then reattached the siding. Although we still have a long to-do list, it feels manageable. Mind you, I'll probably regret saying that on June 30th. 

There's a video below that shows you where we're at now in the reno process. We bought flooring last week, I took the stove in to be powder coated, and the cabinet doors and drawers look brand new. I'm practically giddy thinking about how everything is going to come together when we're done!

Shasta Reno: Part Two - Beginning to Rebuild// © Allison Dragsten 2016
Shasta Reno: Part Two - Beginning to Rebuild// © Allison Dragsten 2016
Shasta Reno: Part Two - Beginning to Rebuild// © Allison Dragsten 2016
Shasta Reno: Part Two - Beginning to Rebuild// © Allison Dragsten 2016