Oh, yeah. We made a camping sign!
You can tell something about the folks who camp by the way they “decorate” their sites.
Some bring solar lights to mark the entrance to their campsites. Others bring signs to indicate that you should drive slow because of the grandkids (or grandparents). Many hang out signs that have the family name and names of the kids painted on as well as where they are from. Often you see these for folks with big RVs. Sometimes they have flags or flowers or even pink flamingos as well.
A few years ago when we started thinking about the blog and book as a response to the many questions we get about the trailer, we decided to have camping cards made. We figured they would make it easier to give to people who we met along the way who might want to have a look at the site.
So we ordered up some cute cards from Moo and started carrying them in the camper. We sometimes would put out a speckled red enamel cup with a “Take One” sign taped to it that we made with a marker and some brown paper. We’d hang the cup on the crank handle on the front of the trailer. And then we’d wonder why so few people took cards. They are pretty cards and you can select your pick of trailer views.
We realized recently that we really need to step up our game and get ourselves a good sign for our site and hang our cup of cards from that. We looked at many signs on recent trips and decided against having one made with wood carving or burning. Tom suggested a chalkboard sign and I ordered up the supplies to make something that looked like a chalkboard, but would withstand rain without melting away. Here is what we made:
I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out and it definitely looked good hanging at our last camp. Now we just have to remember to take up the card cup BEFORE the rain starts!