We Won the MAOF Film Festival!

We had a wonderful time at the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival reconnecting with friends and making new ones on the beautiful Henwood family farm in central Pennsylvania. Most exciting of all was winning the Saturday night film festival. Thanks to the generosity of Main-Line Overland, La Tortuga, the Four Wheel Campers flatbed Hawk on a RAM 2500 Cummins diesel, the back of our camper now sports a new set of maxtrax .

Too Much Fun: 

Or watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt8IwOjEA2I


Joaquin Changes Our Plans 10.03.2015

We planned to start this trip as we did last year by first going east to attend the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival (MASCF) in St. Michaels, Maryland. We have participated in this event every year since 1986 so by now it feels like a big family reunion. Continue reading Joaquin Changes Our Plans 10.03.2015

La Tortuga Gets Press at the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

Having owned a series of unusual boats, we are used to attracting attention at the boat ramp, when sailing, and have exhibited our small boats at festivals. At the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival we just automatically considered our camper an exhibit and were glad to show it off.

Our rig also attracted the attention of reporters with a photo appearing in Scott Brady’s article on Expedition Portal  and in Exploring Elements‘ photo essay on the event.

La Tortuga Debuts at Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

Two days after taking delivery of our new camper we headed out on our maiden voyage starting with the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival. Thank goodness I am a compulsive packer and had almost everything we needed already staged in the house for loading in.

We had a Four Wheel Camper encampment next to the Mainline Overland vehicles and each of the five campers was a different model and vintage. La Tortuga was a big attraction which we gladly showed off when we were near it, which wasn’t often since we spent most of our time at workshops and visiting with other overlanders.

It was great to meet people of all ages with all kinds of vehicles and especially nice to spend time with other Four Wheel Camper owners.

We attended workshops on a variety of subjects including photography, personal safety, traveling with children, off-road driving, first aid, and self-rescue. There were more interesting workshops than we could attend which I consider to be a sign of a good event.

Each day started with great coffee and ended with happy hour, a speaker or live music and a bonfire. I was delighted that my film festival submission received many complements.

Many thanks to Mainline Overland and the Henwood family for hosting such a great event. We will definitely plan to attend again next year.


The Flatbed Camper: From RAM to La Tortuga the Glamper

We delivered our truck to Mainline Overland and left it for them to assemble the flatbed, camper and solar panel. They completed the work in time for us to pick it up and quickly pack for our maiden voyage to the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

What a transformation! Our pretty, new brown truck became La Tortuga the Glamper. It’s like a tiny house on wheels with infinitely more amenities than we are accustomed to.

Our cruising sailboats were both extremely minimalist as is camping with what you can check on an airplane or even from the back of our RAV4. Our Four Wheel Camper flatbed Hawk camper has flush mount sink and stove, refrigerator, heater, hot and cold pressure water, cassette toilet, dinette, inside and outside shower, tons of storage,  160 watts solar on the roof, all led lighting, and most lovely of all, a queen sized bed we can leave made up while we are traveling.