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Friday, February 16, 2018

Vintage camping in the atomic age

If, like me, you grew up in the fifties and the sixties, you were adjusting to living in life in the Atomic age. It affected your decor choices, clothing styles (my favorite sweatshirt was bright orange, and sported this phrase - "Blow your nose, not your mind...")

Ok, no wonder drugs became increasingly popular.

And no wonder the first camper I restored harkened back to the mid-fifties. Heck, I was born in the middle of it (1954) and as an official boomer (emphasis on BOOM here) I remember the
constant practice of air raid drills, in preparation for a nuclear bomb attack. Even in Canada, where I grew up. Yes, I remember Mrs. Hillis' fourth grade class, and the announcement that JFK was assassinated.
Life in the fifties and sixties was not all a bed of roses. Ask any of the kids, pictured above.

However, there was a flip side. In fact, my high school nickname was Flip, now that I think of it. There was this incredible optimism, too. We would prevail. These days I am not quite so optimistic, but the first camper I remodeled and refurbished was designed to transport me (and others) back to the beginnings of that period. The optimistic side of it.

Much has been written, and for those interested in a good blog, full of design ideas, click here - to an article entitled, The Atomic Age, Beauty and the Bomb...

The Serro Scotty Hilander is full of references to mid-century design from that time period, from the silverware, glassware, and plates, and more.

It also celebrates the fact that the Adirondacks are one of the most popular places to go to stargaze! Light pollution destroys the experience of stargazing, so it is no wonder that the Adirondacks are so popular. In fact, a trip to Tupper Lake's Adirondack Observatory should be on your bucket list!

Learn more about stargazing in the Adirondacks here, and plan your trip with atomic ardor! You won't regret it!

Book a week in Beam Me Up, Scotty - in celebration of the atomic age.
More info at www.vintagecampershare.com

With ardor,
Chatty Cathy Light

Taken en route to Long Lake and Tupper Lake, 2015 along the upper Hudson

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