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!
The door is all fixed and beautiful matching propane tanks to match her funky style.
Time to head inside and turn right. The dining table – new top, refinished cushions and freshly painted insulation.
Turn left and the Boler completely opens up – look at how fresh the grey paint looks! Everything is so lighted up and clean.
Details – it’s all about the details. This little shoe box keeps sandals up and out of the way.
The kitchen is brighter with a new white backsplash.
Fresh and clean.
It took a long time, yet the fridge is so good looking.
New, never used, toilet. It was tricky to install, yet worth it.
Beautiful new hardwood (not laminate) floor – we even replaced the subfloor.
Curtains – much better than the orange ones. The orange ones actually fell apart in the wash. It was like washing tissue paper.
Beautiful new fabric cushions – and jazzy yellow pillows!
The back end of our 1978 Boler, Sunny D.
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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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
You can see cracked windows.
Beat up battery box and old propane tanks.
Many rock chips.
Just look at that door handle – how are we going to fix that!?
Hello 1978, nice to meet you.
So dark and dingy.
There isn’t a photo here, but the bathroom has no toilet. What? I know – just a shower.
Dusty, for sure.
That’s some old fabric on those cushions.
The floor – can you see the floor? It’s pealing up and it’s like a old fabric flooring. Yucky!
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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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
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.
My loves taking in all the beauty.
A snowplow? In June?
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!
So many breathtaking waterfalls.
They even splash right on the road, rainbows and all.
This hairpin turn is called The Loop.
Lily loves to travel – head out the window the whole time.
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.
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