Wednesday, August 21, 2013

introducing... dorothy!

so i am a bit late with this post, which i know will not surprise you at all.  but here is my "new" van.  i purchased her in april. found her on-line, flew to dallas to buy her and drove her home.

she is a 1997 roadtrek 190 versatile, my dream van.  

i have wanted a van like this for a very long time.  i am so so delighted.

she seats four people 

(and actually up to six because, as you can see in this photo,  the bed in the back can be converted to a little "dinette" area, and there are also 2 seat belts back there.  if one were not concerned with things such as seat belts, 10 people could comfortably ride in this van.)

she also sleeps four.  the driver and passenger side front and back seats convert into single beds, which are perfect for the girls, and would probably be fine for adults too; i haven't tried them out. (this is a very messy photo; it started raining and we threw everything in.)

and there is this double bed in the back.

very cozy.

the front seats also do this.

there is a lovely kitchen, with a stove, sink, refrigerator, and microwave.  i do not even have a microwave in my home.

and there's even a toilet.

all of the amazing custom curtains were made by my amazing friend, cat.

olive approves.

i bought one of these united states maps to keep track of where i travel in the van.  

i have put 17 stickers, and over 7,000 miles on since i bought her.  we have camped more this summer than we ever have and long trips are so much fun.

i couldn't be happier, and look forward to many, many wonderful times with her!


littlecherryhill said...

Wow what an awesome Van! Just a little jealous :)

kristi smith said...

well thank you. i just love her!