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10,000 Miles, 13 National Parks in our Homemade Teardrop Camper

10,000 Miles, 13 National Parks in our Homemade Teardrop Camper

Old Aug 12th, 2014, 03:19 PM
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10,000 Miles, 13 National Parks in our Homemade Teardrop Camper

The story of two people who spent their winter building their own homemade Teardrop Camper. This video shows the Teardrop’s maiden voyage crossing the United States including thirteen National Parks over the course of five weeks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRuomToeeKU


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Old Aug 12th, 2014, 07:32 PM
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Incredible journey! Thanks for sharing your adventure.
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Old Aug 13th, 2014, 06:44 AM
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Looks like you guys had fun . . Did you build the teardrop from plans or wing it?
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Old Aug 13th, 2014, 08:02 AM
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Hey, that was a fun trip to watch. OK, I did tire of so many silly faces and fleeting highways and rugged mountains. Really nice photo job photo and with music too. Years ago we traveled out west and elsewhere with three youngsters (now in their 50s)...first in a tent with a horse trailer, then several fold downs and then trailers. So when you have kids you can keep on trav'lin! (now in Boston but from Missouri)
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Thanks everyone!

I built it myself and just winged it. Both positives and negatives doing it that way, hah!
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Old Aug 13th, 2014, 10:01 AM
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I visited your blog. What a great adventure you had. Wonderful photos.
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Old Aug 13th, 2014, 02:56 PM
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What did you do with your dogs? I don't see them when you are hiking. We have two Boxers and even if I had a camper if would be so hot to leave them.
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Old Aug 13th, 2014, 07:39 PM
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http://www.npr.org/2014/08/10/338896...ake-a-comeback
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Old Aug 13th, 2014, 08:11 PM
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LOVED IT!
Loved your play at Great Sands.
Loved your filming of Delicate Arch.
Loved the goats and grizzly and Glacier.
What a wonderful adventure! Can't wait to see what's next
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Old Aug 13th, 2014, 08:51 PM
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Those dogs in the video were actually dogs that we met on the trail and followed us around all day. It was funny, my girlfriend was telling me how much she wanted to get a dog when we get back from our trip. Out of no where these two dogs started to friend us and hike the trail with us. On our way back up from the waterfall, the dogs took a left and walked about a 1/4 of a mile to their home.

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ok, that clears that up. We would love to get an RV but always said we would still have to worry about the dogs.
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Love your video and blog. I was scrolling backwards from the top downward, but I could name each park you were at before I got to the writing.
Seeing each step in building your teardrop was inspiring. Maybe more young folks will follow suit and try this. I was a small child when my dad took a '63 volkswagon van and gutted it, transforming it into a camper. Made some great memories!
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theteardropdiaries:

I enjoyed your video. I did turn the music off after a bit.

Loved, loved your blog. I also was scrolling backwards. Your pictures are fantastic.

I think some of the places you hiked, especially the steep steps you need to be incredibly fit and not for faint of heart.

Thank you for sharing so that those of us unable to take such a journey might enjoy.

Sandy
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