Vintage Camper – Carpinteria Creek Campground

We bought our little vintage trailer May of last year. We had named her “Bar Cart”, but my Sweet Mama recently renamed, and dubbed her “The Silver Bomb”, we sweetened it up a bit to “The Silver Bombshell” (everyone needs a complimentary boost). Last weekend was only the third time we’ve taken her out. It was just on an overnight trip, the final trip before we start her makeover.

My brain was moving in a million different directions, and no where near camping, so my cooler packing skills were horrible. I threw in the left over pizza from the night before, the Chardonnay I forgot to serve at Thanksgiving dinner, a few Coca-Colas, and chocolate milk. Yup, distracted!

The Carpinteria Campground is just a couple hours north of here, and 12 miles south of Santa Barbara just off the 101. The closer we got to the campground, the more it rained; we were excited. Obviously, we don’t get a crap ton of weather here in Southern California, so it’s always welcomed by us!

The campground is basically a parking lot, with some picnic tables scattered around, and two small bathroom / shower buildings (at least that’s all that was near us). What’s the draw to the campground? The draw is the magnificent Pacific Ocean just a few feet away. The funny part is the freight train just a few feet away in the opposite direction. Does the movie “My Cousin Vinny” come to mind for you too?

After we arrived at the campground, we pulled in, set up, looked around, and then ducked into the trailer to listen to the rhythm of the rain tapping on the “The Silver Bombshell” siding, and the ocean waves crashing. This is about the point when I realized I forgot to pack a wine opener; Jerry saved the day by pushing the cork in. We set the laptop up with a horrible, but funny classic movie “The Three Amigos” and waited for the rain to pass.

Carpinteria Creek - Just pulling into our camp site

Carpinteria Creek – Just pulling into our camp site

Winston approves

Winston approves

Winston approves - we need to build him a ramp to get in and out, but I think he really prefers being carried.

Winston approves – we need to build him a ramp to get in and out, but I think he really prefers being carried.

Enjoyed the rain from inside - yes, I forgot to pack cups / glasses, so I drank wine from an AM/PM 32 oz cup. No, I didn't fill it.

Enjoyed the rain from inside – yes, I forgot to pack cups / glasses, so I drank wine from an AM/PM 32 oz cup. No, I didn’t fill it.

Carpinteria Campground life is good

Carpinteria Campground life is good

Campground view from the beach

Campground view from the beach

Walk on the beach-Carpinteria CA

Walk on the beach-Carpinteria CA

After the rain stopped, we got a good walk on the beach, and wandered to town for ice cream. It was the perfect getaway, and it was exactly what we needed to relax and unwind.

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