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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Vintage Camper Birthday Party Ideas - great for kids and adults!

Looking for a good place to throw an event this summer? Why not consider a "theme'd" birthday party, family reunion or wedding in the southern Adirondacks - using one of our happy little vintage campers?

I have started to follow my own advice and am throwing our first-ever "Family Reunion" in Caroga Lake State Park, so have used this occasion to do some research. The results? A new page on our website, partly geared toward residents who live near our little cabin in the Adirondacks. They may not need to rent a vintage camper for traveling, but they may like the idea of hosting a party, either in a nearby campground, or their own backyards, using a vintage camper as part of the event. Hey, the state campground in Caroga, as are most state campgrounds, is amazingly affordable at $20 bucks a night. Can't beat that.

Many ideas can be found on Pinterest!
So, here is a sample of what you are going to find on the new "vintage camper" themed page called "Camping - Themed Birthday Parties" on my website:

First, you will find three headings, followed by a rash of ideas. The first? Adirondack-themed birthday parties...

Now, this is just an introduction to the concept, but why not give this some consideration. Party favors should be easy enough, and there are plenty of activities to do in the campground you choose, or around it, in the Adirondacks? I suggest a hike to a local fire tower, or to a pond with an incredible rock outcropping from which kids LOVE to leap. You will find a wealth of hiking info on my website, too...
and great places near Caroga for everything from fishing lures to local history. Our Caroga Historical Museum is a sweet little gem. You will find links to it on the party planning page, as well as to the nearby municipal golf course, if that floats your boat.

(Disclaimer: The Items I am promoting are shared with your possible pleasure in mind. “I get a commission for purchases or clicks made through many of the links for products in this post.”) Although it is a small amount, this helps compensate for the time invested in sharing my passion for vintage campers and life in the Adirondacks.) 

Speaking of boats, you will find resources for renting a pontoon barge, kayaks and canoes. Fulton County will immerse you in all things Adirondack as soon as you cross the imaginery "blue line" that marks the rims of our park. GREAT fishing.

So... an Adirondack-themed party can be had, hassle-free. We deliver, set up and take down vintage campers for you. Hassle-free. We offer a deluxe package that includes a water resistant gazebo, a new outdoor propane oven, and even 4 comfie Adirondack chairs. We want you to love the Adirondacks as much as we do!

The "Beam Me Up, Scotty" Outerspace - Themed Party... why not think outside the box?
I was first introduced to the beauty of the night skies by an unemployed local astronomer living in Long Lake. He had a homemade telescope and observatory in his backyard. I learned the value of the Adirondacks for star-gazing. The first vintage camper I named "Beam Me Up, Scotty" with that experience in mind. She can be rented for $75 nightly. We offer $25 OFF discounts for local
Caroga Lake residents.

For a hassle-free OUTER SPACE Birthday Party, we have also provided a wealth of resources, including games, songs, skits and party ideas. My favorite?
The Astronaut Game. It begins with, "I am on my way to Mars, and I am bringing...." and the play begins.

Switching gears, why not consider throwing a "S'Lumberjack Party" - you will find links to party supplies, paper goods, and gift ideas on our Birthday Party page, too!
My favorite gift idea is the Urban Lumberjack Magnetic Poetry kit.... (LOL)
and I really look forward to using some of the Lumberjack-themed Photo Props available, too.

The S'Lumberjack camper is my favorite, and when you peek inside, you will understand why. It is Adirondack to the max!  If you have spent much time around native "-dackers" you will notice their dry wit, and that is something I have tried to capture in the interior decor of this sweet little 1970 Serro Scotty Sportsman I picked up in Pennsylvania last summer.
Her exterior is a combination "red and black Buffalo plaid" and Adirondack "schtick" and the interior, well, more of the same!

She sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. The front table folds down into a single bed,
and there is a single bunk over the double bed in the back. The interior is full of handicrafts made by local Adirondack craftspeople, such as the prints on the walls, and the handsaw hanging over the front door.
The walls are wallpapered with faux log siding on the
inside:  last fall I hand-painting the exterior to match... I think the neighbors thought I was sniffing wallpaper paste, especially when they saw me blowing glitter on to the pine cones.

So there you have it.

When you check the website, make sure you visit the page showing this year's projects. My hope is to have 2-3 more campers ready by fall, however, they all take longer than I imagine.

Thanks for your enthusiastic encouragement -
once you have the vintage camper bug, you find all sorts of interesting folks out there who are enjoying
adventures all over the US and Canada - heck, "caravanning" is so popular in the Netherlands that the highways there are always packed with campers heading out to explore new places.

Look forward to the possibility of meeting you.
(PS: They say that beards are man's way of hugging their faces, or something like that!)

Happy Trails!

Cathy Light
Your Vintage Campographer

Here is the direct link to the
Camper-Themed Birthday Party
Resource Page (and store)

The Serro Scotty 1970 Sportsman

1981 Serro Scotty Hilander

1968 Norris (one of several being refurbished)


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  5. What I don't get is why Nintendo didn't get together with Rare to do a 32 meg, ACM graphics Mario Kart sequel on the SNES possibly using the Super FX 2 chip for a boost or even companies like Konami teaming up with Nintendo & Rare to do a 32 meg, ACM Castlevania and/or Contra game just to see what they could've accomplished together. They could've made those games as big as the Donkey Kong Country series. Super Return of the Jedi should've been much bigger & better than it was. They were so lazy they didn't even change the way (1 handed) Darth Vader fought you from Empire to Jedi & it was a cakewalk to beat him. A few missed opportunities there

    Harold Burton

  6. EWJ1 shouldn't be on this list, because the SNES version is just a gimped port of the Genesis version...same with MK1. Nobody decapitated anyone in the SNES version of MK1 either, because it was censored to shit...also Super Street Fighter is inherently better than Turbo, too bad Nintendo couldn't get the Western version working on their Canoe emulator.
    Joseph Donahue

  7. I can't blame you guys for what you voted for... but this list also shows the unfortunate situation that you guys were deprived of two SNES classics that deserve to be in the top 5-10. Metal Combat: Battle Clash II. THIS WAS MADE BY NINTENDO. It was an amazing sequel that did things you would never expect from a Nintendo game. Unfortunately, because it was a Super Scope game a lot of people didn't pick it up. But it is one of those rare games that still holds up today, even without nostalgia. It was also one of Nintendo's first forays into making a game that was story-driven: even battle opened and closed with dialogue that moved the story forward, as well as plot twists and alternate endings (depending on your skill). Terranigma: This was an action RPG that Japan oddly enough released in Europe, but not here in the west. It was very atmospheric, and really became heady and interesting after the first few dungeons when a major plot twist revealed that you were essentially the only human left alive on Earth. You then travel the world seeking to revive the continents and restoring the world. I highly suggest emulating both games as you are not likely to be able to obtain your own copies. Or a superscope.

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  9. This is mostly a bunch of chicken soup lists. Done based on facebook browsing. And not based on who actually played this games back in those days.Note: how they establish limiting rules on the Sega console games list reviews, meanwhile there's no such limit for Nintendo console games list reviews. Opinions are always subjective. But there is a lot of own foot shooting, on these lists. Still... Back in the day, I wouldn't sit and play any 16 bit graphics RPGs, nor boring platformers. That's why I've chosen to own an SMS rather then an NES. And later got bored of the N64 that I've bought later on. To make this listing better, you dudes should try understand the importance of a certain console or game, for the moment in witch they were played back in the days.
    Harold Burton

  10. Anyone else remember a little game called Secret of Evermore? It was Secret of Mana Perfected. It still ranks as, in my opinion, one of the greatest RPG's with a fantastic setting, characters and some wonderful gameplay.
    It was simple, fast to pick up and almost impossible to put back down.

    Just me?
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  11. I like how Sporting games made the list. Three even made the top ten: Flying, Racing, & Fighting. I see racing represented multiple times and most other sports at least once, which is good. But you did miss gambling & fishing, which are you considered sports. FYI that NHL is better on the Sega Genesis.
    Paul Brown


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