It's always fun to meet other RVers and get to know them a little better. About two weeks ago, I first met Rae Crothers in person at a lunch gathering of women RV friends. Rae is the highly successful Canadian author of Travels with Miranda. She has been full-timing and earning her living while she travels for five years. We had lunch a second time last Thursday. You can read about that and our trip to Gruene in a previous post.
Saturday afternoon I was invited out to Hidden Valley RV Park in Von Ormi to meet the famous Miranda, Rae's home on wheels. Hidden Valley is a small RV park but it's appeal to Rae was the fact that she could boondock there for a small fee. Miranda is completely set up for living and working comfortably off the grid. The second part of the park appeal was that it is located about a mile off of I-35 south so day trips into downtown San Antonio were a matter of minutes away.
This picture was taken very late in the afternoon when the trees in front of Miranda were providing shade. For much of the day, Miranda is out in the sun so her solar panels can capture as much sun as possible.
Rae has customized Miranda into a very personal home. Her living room and kitchen area are painted a bright sunny yellow. The loft area where she sleeps is a cozy little nest. As you move toward the back of Miranda, you enter the dressing room area which can be closed off from both the front and back of the RV. It is painted a pretty fuschia pink. She has both a small closet and a built-in wardrobe with drawers uniquely made out of wooden wine boxes. The toilet is in a separate room painted a pretty lavender color. The final room in the back of the RV is Rae's office. She has a full desk where she does all all her computer work as well as file cabinets. Also included is a lounge platform which can be used if she has a guest. The whole color scheme is harmonious and is tied together with pretty flowered curtains. Take a look at her blog to see how Rae has made her home uniquely her own.
Rae is a very well known blogger with four e-books published. Are you familiar with Squidoo? Rae is a well known contributor and it would be worthwhile to take a look at Rae's posts. She has some great insight on RV issues as well as her travels.
I have really enjoyed meeting Rae and getting to know her.