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The Hunt For Gilmore Girls Stars Hollow Leads To Washington Connecticut

One of my favorite shows is Gilmore Girls and I have been a fan of the town of Stars Hollow for many years. I also just found out that I went to the same schools as two of the actors on the show – Alexis Bledel (elementary school) and Todd Lowe (high school). When I…
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5 Fun Reasons to Visit the Mystic Aquarium

We had a chance to visit the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic Connecticut one afternoon and found it to be a wonderful experience. It is a great place to go if you are in the area and had so much to see. Here are our top 5 favorite reasons to visit the Mystic Aquarium. Mystic Aquarium…
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Make a Sweet Visit to the PEZ Visitor Center

We drive on Interstate 95N a lot on our trips back and forth to Connecticut, and every time we drive through New Haven, we see this billboard for the PEZ Visitor Center. We both love PEZ candy so we always laugh at it and say we need to go there. Well, one day we did,…
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The Best Lobster Rolls in Connecticut

Our son goes to college in Connecticut (and we used to live on the submarine base in Groton, CT a long time ago) so we visit quite often and always try the lobster rolls when we are there. We have sampled this local cuisine from many different places and have now determined our favorite two…
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How to turn a Utility Cargo Trailer into a Beautiful Camper

For those of you that have been reading our blog, you have probably seen our quest to build our own RV camper. We have been pursuing this for months in various ways. We have now settled on a cargo utility trailer to convert into a camper. Van Camper At the start, we were looking at…
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Bathe in the Light from Sun Stories at Giralda Ave

During my trip to Miami, Giralda Ave in Coral Gables was a must-stop on my list. I had heard about the Sun Stories art installation from Jessy Nite that features words and poems suspended above and then cast a beautiful image on that ground when the sun shines through. Jessy Nite is a local Miami…
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5 Best Videos on DIY Insulation for Your Campervan

One of the first steps to a campervan conversion is to insulate the walls, floors, and ceiling. The better covered they are, the less energy it will take to heat or cool in the inside space. In doing our research, we found these five videos that we felt were the best in explaining the facts…
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5 Amazing Camper Van Bed Ideas that Will Have You Sleeping Better

To me, one of the entire points of the van camper instead of tent camping is not sleeping on the ground. Van campers can have a comfortable bed which makes the experience so much better. In designing our camper, we did some research on different types of beds: fixed or converted. These videos were really…
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Everything You Wanted to Know (and Didn’t Want to Know) about Camper Van Toilets

The one drawback to using a camper van vs an RV trailer is the bathroom. While we are not planning on camping off the grid and mostly using campgrounds (that will have showers and toilets to use), there may be times you need a solution. It could be the middle of the night, and you…
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The Best Video Tutorials of DIY Electrical in a Van Camper

We are starting our research into what it will take to do the van camper conversion, and the first stop is electrical. The best place to conduct this research is, of course, YouTube. We have been watching a lot of videos, and these are the best ones we have found so far. Van Camper Electrical…
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