Thursday, August 25, 2011

Can we hit 1000 page views in one month?

At this moment, we're 4 page views away from hitting 1000 in a month.

That astounds me since I never even considered "the analytics" when I started this little exploration of our adventures in travel trailers.

Thank you for visiting, watching the videos, commenting, sharing and participating. It's fun to make this stuff.

Oh, and if you don't mind, click on a sponsor or two to see what they have to offer. You might connect with something cool and we'll make a few cents to help pay for our next trip bumper sticker. Ha!


Adding glitter to the K-SVERT dial :

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Burning Man Project Update: Photos from Work Day 5/6

Finalizing facade construction pieces, Tom & Roy:

Family pitches in to help with the painting: Our young man Thomas, Auntie Kim & Niece Dana

Burning Man Project Video Update: Work Day 5: Paint That Facade!

Official Work Day 5 actually began last night. After dark, Tom projected the image of a radio dial onto a piece of plywood so that we could trace the outlines with pencil. We traced numbers and lines and even had a close encounter with an opossum that visits our backyard at night. (Young Thomas had never seen an opossum up close. They are creepy lookin' critters, that's for sure.)

In the morning light, Roy arrived to help Tom with the final construction pieces of the facade while I had a couple of helpers join me for painting duties. (Young Thomas, Auntie Kim & Niece Dana.) On the docket: the dial and radio station promotional signs.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Burning Man Project photo Update : Curtain panels are up!

Curtain panels for the back and sides are complete!

Burning Man Project Update photo: Facade taking shape

The facade pieces make an appearance. Right now they're all yellow but before we head to the playa they'll be painted to look like the face of a radio.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Burning Man Project Update: Work Day 4: Reinforce & Enclose

Hardware & software: Mike reinforces the side trays, I make huge curtains and Tom staples it together. TrailerLuvTv video:

Burning Man Project Update: Outdoor Kitchen & Does this fridge work?

We're planning on setting up an outdoor kitchen for chillin' & grillin' on the playa. The guys have removed the kitchenette from the former tent trailer that's now being turned into Mobile K-SVERT.

Can we convert the parts into a workable outdoor kitchen that will serve as meal headquarters for the three of us (me, Tom & Roy) and provide a space for us to whip up tasty snacks for impromptu Happy Hours?

We don't know yet if the little fridge even works but Tom is re-plumbing it to hook it up to some propane (a propane fridge is a real plus in the desert where electricity is hard to come by) and then we'll light it, wait and see if it does indeed get cold:

Yes! We have a chilling propane fridge complete with playa dust already in it!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Camp TrailerLuv's visit to New Brighton & the Boardwalk Photos

We had a happy little campsite. Good sized with a picnic table & fire ring -- love an outdoor fire!

Tommy contemplates the view of the beach from the bluff on which the campgrounds sit:

Enjoying a fine, frosty beverage:

Heading to the Giant Dipper at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk:

A day on a roller coaster wouldn't be complete without a deep-friend snack, right?

Tommy shops for a new Burning Man outfit?

In a "skyview" car overlooking the beach & boardwalk:

Checking availability at the "Stinky Feet" station:

Ready, Fire, Aim!

My fav in the "Classic Arcade" section, Robotron:

And I had to get a shot of the wonderfully colorful candy:

So much fun being kids for an afternoon on the Boardwalk!

Burning Man Project Update: Dazzling Daffodil makes an appearance

The new K-SVERT look will be sporting blue curtains around the sides of the "trailer" and the facade will have "Dazzling Daffodil" side panels. This "Daffodil" is so dazzling, I'm wondering if it will glow in the dark...Day 3 has been a busy work day at our casa:

Burning Man Project Update: Work Day 3's Audio Goodies & Painting

Work Day 3 on the transformation of the little tent trailer into the K-SVERT Mobile Broadcast Center dawned with Tom & Roy up and at 'em at 9am with a trip to Home Depot to get wood panels cut to size and paint.

Mike arrived with some cool audio goodies for the DJ's to play with and the plan starts coming together:

Living Nomadic: Why & How

Ever wonder about being a modern nomad? Why would you hit the road and wander? How would you go about doing it? Learn more at the Technomads' Burning Man Workshop, Thursday, Sept 1st @ from 3-4pm-ish. Camp Nomadia, approx 6 & G. See you there!

Our playa address this year: Camp Nomadia!

Learn about Camp Nomadia, founded by the Technomads and organized this year by fellow Nomadians. This is where we'll be chillin' and grillin' on the playa this year when we're not cruisin' in the 106.5 K-SVERT Mobile Broadcast Center.

A ride on the Giant Dipper @ the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

We spent an afternoon of our New Brighton State Beach camping trip at the Boardwalk. And ya just can't go to the Boardwalk without a ride on the 85-year-old Giant Dipper.

After being admonished by a ride operator to put away my camera...I pulled it out of my pocket as we were in the first dark tunnel...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy Camp Trailerluv, New Brighton

We're at one of our favorite local spots, New Brighton State Park, the next spot south of Capitola.
We have a nice big spot and put up our new Coleman EZup for the first time. It also gives us the perfect place to hang our flip flop lights.
Oops, pizza is ready. More later.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

K-SVERT construction team "tests" out the seating...

aka taking a break in the shade:

Burning Man Project Update: Antenna and speaker mounts, mixers and painting

It's three weeks to Burning Man and today is official Work Day 3 on the transformation of the little tent trailer into the K-SVERT Mobile Broadcast Center.

Click on this link to see the TrailerLuvTv video: