July 30, 2008

Getting ready

We'll be leaving Thursday for a quick trip to Timberline Lodge for a blacksmithing event which includes daily forge demos, classes, contests, etc. Mark is going to absorb, learn and schmooze. I'm going to visit friends I haven't seen in a couple years due to scheduling conflicts. Can't wait!

The lodge is a National Historic Landmark, built between 1936-1937 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers. "It is the only twentieth-century public building of its size constructed and furnished entirely by hand with original craft work in wood (both carved and inlaid marquetry), wrought iron, weaving, applique, painting, mosaic, carved linoleum, and stained glass." - Friends of Timberline


image from Wikipedia

Timberline, in a word, is amazing. It's a lodge, and a museum in one. Understandably one of the largest tourist attractions in Oregon. With the plethora of original wrought iron work on display, it is also a very fitting place to attend a blacksmithing event.

We haven't taken the camp trailer out since we lived in it for over 3 months while we were remodeling the house last summer. I need to bring out linens, check supplies, stock food and generally get it ready to use.

Here's a peek inside our camp trailer...



This will also be the maiden voyage of Camping with Cammie. I'll let you know how camping in a 16' trailer with a cat goes....

28 comments:

GrayEyedScorpio said...

I think I saw that lodge on a PBS series on craft in America!

Cute camper trailer...what a homey little place.

Have I ever mentioned how your blog makes me miss the west?

LazyTcrochet said...

Have a wonderful trip! I don't know how well your cat does on a leash, but I had a friend bring their cat camping with us and it took off. They left without her sadly, but went back and found her a few days later. They kept her leashed the next time and she seemed to enjoy it.

Cicada Studio said...

How cool! I didn't realize it was something you could actually "use". So fun! Have a great time at the event! Maybe you'll be doing some photojournalism for us?

High Desert Diva said...

I'll definitely be taking lots of photos of Timberline, interior and exterior.

We adopted Cammie last November when she was nine. She's always been an indoor cat so she'll be staying inside when we go camping.

Hey Harriet said...

Hope you guys have a great time away! Cammie too! Take lots of photos :)

Shiny Black Shoes said...

How exciting! A roadtrip...sounds awesome!

willow said...

Your trailer is decorated so cutely...did I expect anything less from the Diva?

Have a fun trip! :)

Rosebud Collection said...

What a wonderful lodge..Gosh, just beautiful..I like the camper..It is so cute looking and cozy..I am sure after a few days, the coziness goes and you want more room..but I bet it will be a fun time..Enjoy..

Lisa B. said...

Your trailer looks so cute! I can't wait to see more pics of the lodge...it sounds awesome!! Have a fun trip:)

Sweet Repose said...

Ahhhh, the great adventure begins, what a charming little traveler you have. Always wanted one, but with the gas prices, am afraid to venture out these days.

Have a great time, this looks like you will meet lots of like minds.

sharon

High Desert Diva said...

The gas prices were a definite consideration. We can still pull the trailer for less money than it costs to rent a room for two nights.

Pretty much made the decision right there.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Now, that's a camper! I'm sure you're going to have a blast and Cammie too.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Wow what a cool place to go for any reason but to attend a blacksmithing event in a place with so much wrought iron work sounds simply amazing! You two are always on the go, I live vicariously through your travels :)

Have fun & be safe. Looking forward to updates when you return :)

Is Mark bringing his work? Is it a conference type event or is he selling?

kim* said...

I am very keen to old buildings. I'd like to marry in one or outside.

Victoria said...

What a sweet camper trailer! So cozy!

Sounds like a great trip! Enjoy!

picciolo said...

oh have a great time, the trailer looks gorgeous!
: )

Teal Chic said...

Have a great time! Love your blog. Congrats on being on the front page of Etsy! = )

Mrs.French said...

I am so jealous...I am longing for a camp trailer. If I do end up getting one, one day you need to decorate it...seriously! Have the best time, you are going to one of my all time favorite OR spots!

High Desert Diva said...

Mrs. French,

I'm game for a trailer re-do... anytime!

Mooney ♥ said...

Did you know that parts of The Shining movie were filmed there as well?
;)

Just the parts that were done outside the house, in the snow... it's the lodge!

Have a great trip hun, LOVE your camper!!

Janell

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Sounds like an interesting convention in a cool place.
The camper looks as inviting as your home.
Hope you both have a great time, can't wait for the update when you return.
Peace, Judi

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous! Lucky you!
Sandra

Chris Stone said...

you camp trailer looks fantastic. I'd love to visit that lodge sometime... it sounds great!

Karine said...

Even your camping trailer is beautifully done! You amaze me, dear. Have FUN! I will be curious about camping with a cat...

M.Kate said...

Again, camping is almost unheard here, I havent even seen a campervan..can you believe it. Yet, I see all over blog-land, many go camping everywhere..wow..sounds like fun and yours look very homey and comfy too. OK, if the guestroom is occupied, I'll sleep here hehe..hugs :)

Tim Budden said...

Love the blog. Always interesting to read about desert and sun whilst sitting here on holiday on a typical damp Welsh summer's day!!!! Thanks for your comment on my blog. It's always nice to get comments. Love Mark's lizard too.

littlebyRD said...

Of course your trailer is adorable! I love it! Have a fun trip.

robin-bird said...

you have left today as i write this...have a wonderful trip! we went to timberline for our christmas dinner last year. love the insiders peek at the trailer!