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Project: 1978 Boler After

August 12, 2017 |  by  |  Photos, Projects  |  No Comments

After racing down to Lethbridge to buy the original 1978 Boler we had a lot of time to talk about how we wanted to fix it up – what to keep (the double bunk), what to get rid of (those orange curtains) and what to add (a toilet). The process of discussing and planning is just about as much fun as the doing. All in all, we love how it turned out. Check out these photos of our 1978 Boler project. If you want to see the whole process, then click on over to Tumblr.

1978 Boler After

New paint job! We call her Sunny D. First, sunny because she’s bright yellow and D, well, that’s because we bought it off a man named Denis. So fitting. Okay, let’s check out Sunny D!

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

The door is all fixed and beautiful matching propane tanks to match her funky style.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

Time to head inside and turn right. The dining table – new top, refinished cushions and freshly painted insulation.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

Turn left and the Boler completely opens up – look at how fresh the grey paint looks! Everything is so lighted up and clean.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

Details – it’s all about the details. This little shoe box keeps sandals up and out of the way.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

The kitchen is brighter with a new white backsplash.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

Fresh and clean.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

More details!

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

It took a long time, yet the fridge is so good looking.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

New, never used, toilet. It was tricky to install, yet worth it.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

Beautiful new hardwood (not laminate) floor – we even replaced the subfloor.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

Curtains – much better than the orange ones. The orange ones actually fell apart in the wash. It was like washing tissue paper.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

Beautiful new fabric cushions – and jazzy yellow pillows!

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

The back end of our 1978 Boler, Sunny D.

1978 Boler After: 3ten.ca

Well, there you have it – our 1978 Boler after photos. Check out Tumblr for all the details on what we did. Thanks for visiting and happy camping!

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Project: 1978 Boler Before

August 9, 2017 |  by  |  Photos, Projects  |  No Comments

This is our 1978 Boler Project. It was a snowy Sunday morning and the plan was to hangout around the house and then head to the movies to see John Wick 2. Bryce was sitting at the counter while I was making a late breakfast, early lunch.

Ali! There’s a Boler for sale in Lethbridge and it’s awesome. Call him! What? Call him now and tell him we’ll buy it. Okay! Bryce called and within about 3 minutes it was decided, we were not going to see John Wick but rather driving to Lethbridge to buy our second Boler.

Bryce dashed to the bank (yes, we have banks open on Sundays!) and I packed up some snacks and dinner, gather Lily’s food and packed up the truck with extra hitches, chains and all the special trailer jazz. Then, we hit the road.

This is the trailer we bought that snowy February Sunday.

1978 Boler Before

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

You can see cracked windows.

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Beat up battery box and old propane tanks.

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Many rock chips.

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Just look at that door handle – how are we going to fix that!?

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Hello 1978, nice to meet you.

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

So dark and dingy.

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

There isn’t a photo here, but the bathroom has no toilet. What? I know – just a shower.

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Dusty, for sure.

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

That’s some old fabric on those cushions.

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

The floor – can you see the floor? It’s pealing up and it’s like a old fabric flooring. Yucky!

1978 Boler Before: 3ten.ca

So, these are the before and up next I’ll share the after. If you’re wanting to see the whole process, then click on over to my Tumblr blog where it’s about everything Boler; even our little 1972 13 foot Boler. Thanks for visiting and happy camping!

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Travel: Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0

August 5, 2017 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0. Yes – we got to fully complete the famous road heading through Glacier National Park. Last year we only completed 13.5 of the 50 miles. I can’t fully express how beautiful the drive is, seriously. You need to see it for yourself.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

A bear! Yes, we saw a small grizzly cub – I didn’t get a very good shot, yet I was fully stretched out of the truck. Bryce was like “I think he’s far enough away that you could get out of the truck.” Ah, no. I don’t think so.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

My loves taking in all the beauty.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

A snowplow? In June?

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Ah – I see. Makes sense now.

We visited from Monday, June 26 – Wednesday, June 28. The road was only open 13.5 miles on our first two days, because of a recent snowfall. On Wednesday morning we drove up to Jackson Point (the mountain above) and the gates were open! I clapped in my set with joy – I was pumped!

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

So many breathtaking waterfalls.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

They even splash right on the road, rainbows and all.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

This hairpin turn is called The Loop.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Lily loves to travel – head out the window the whole time.

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Going-to-the-Sun Road 2.0: 3ten.ca

Well – those are some of my pictures from our travels on Going-to-the-Sun Road. Give yourself a lot of time, at least 3.5-4 hours, if you’re going to drive the whole 50 miles and then back. The average speed is about 35 miles an hour, yet we stopped quite a bit.

Happy travelling!

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