All posts by Trish Yanke

Somebody pinch me!

You know how a “watched pot never boils”?  Well, I was beginning to think a “bought trailer never gets picked up”.   When we purchased our trailer back in January, and started planning our trip, it all felt so fresh, new, and exciting.  And then winter continued on and the real waiting began.  I think one of the hardest (best?) parts was being a part of the ‘Winnebago Minnie Travel Trailer’ Facebook group. Continue reading Somebody pinch me!

Keep Calm, and Make a List

Camping lists.  I have a few of these.  I save them on my computer so I can look them up each year.  With our camping season only lasting from late May to mid September (if I’m being generous) there are many months of waiting and forgetting in between seasons!  I have a general packing list.  I have a food packing list.  I have a list of good camping meals (with their specific ingredients).  I recently (this past summer) added a list of “what’s in the camper”, because every summer when we pack down for the winter I assume I will remember that next year we need more coffee filters, or that I still have plenty of saran wrap.  And then, every June/July I sit in my kitchen packing and wondering what I still had/needed in the trailer.  Continue reading Keep Calm, and Make a List

Onward and Westward

By: Trisha Yanke

The last day or two have seen us looking west.  Well…..west of where we last booked campsites anyways – this whole trip is, otherwise, east of us!  The guys (Dale and Erick) finally sat down this week and booked the 5 baseball games they will be going to.  That number has been up and down over the last month, and it feels good to finally have the decisions made and the tickets booked!  Continue reading Onward and Westward


By: Trisha Yanke

We’ve talked about how one thing we want to do when we get out to the east coast is go on a whale watching tour.  Before we had considered going to Newfoundland, I just assumed we would do it when we were at the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick; but now we have options!  By doing a quick google search for Whale Tour options in each location, I found there were a lot more options in Newfoundland.  Continue reading Ahoy!

Oh, The Places We’ll Be….in Canada

By: Trisha Yanke

Okay, I’ve been meaning to give a rundown of the places we’ve actually already booked for our Summer 2017 Twinnebago Trip.  I did make a previous post about our Newfoundland bookings (the day after we made them); but we actually already had a few other spots picked out and booked at that point.  (The list of posts I want to make, in order to ‘catch up’ with where our plans are at right now, is slowly getting checked off!) Continue reading Oh, The Places We’ll Be….in Canada

What We’ve Planned

By: Trisha Yanke

I’ve sort of been playing catch-up with these first few blog posts.  Like I said before, the original plan was to blog our way through the fall and all of our trailer buying choices, along with our trip planning.  With the late start to the blog, it was inevitable that some of these decisions and plans would have already been made.  So, here’s a bit of the backstory as to where we are with travel plans today! Continue reading What We’ve Planned

A Late Start


By:  Trisha Yanke

When we originally talked about starting a blog it was late August.  And now it’s February.  Needless to say, we were not really ‘on-the-ball’.  We spent the Fall looking at trailer options, comparing prices, comparing dealerships, and watching a lot of YouTube videos.  (There are lots of videos out there if you want a dealership ‘walkthrough’ – which is great; but we had a lot harder time finding actual customer review videos).   We live in a pretty remote community, and the nearest dealerships are a good 12 hour drive from us.  We were depending a LOT on pictures, videos, reviews, and our one planned trip to actually see some trailers in person. Continue reading A Late Start