Saturday, September 27, 2008

Charles and Sues 1963 Metzendorf

Charles and Sue sent in some great pics of their 1963 Metzendorf. The photos include showing the prep work, getting reading to paint and then three on the outside after. The inside shows great pics of the natural birch paneling. They are thinking of painting something on the sides of the Metz. They did paint the wheels and Metzendorf lettering an antique blue-green. They went on what sounds like an amazing 8,516 mile trip towing with a Hi-Top van. I love the VW van as well! Some other great shots... son Peter at a campground in Bismarck, ND. Entering the Redwoods in California. Grandson Clark with his VW Bug in front of our Metz, at Camp Pendleton, Ca. and the last one at a campground in Banning, Ca.

Jerrie's Hula

Jerrie sent some great photos of their 1960 13 ft Metzendorf. They acquired her in May of 2008 and have been working on it all summer. They did a lot of rewiring and also had to rebuild the seat boxes, new seat cushions made, curtains and installed a 10 gallon fresh water tank with a marine pump and more. No surprise by the pictures that the name of their little trailer is "Hula." Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to know more details on where you put the water tank. I like the access doors that you have to get at the storage area under the dinette seats.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Rollins Pond, the Adirondacks

Just back from 9 night in the Adirondacks. It was just beautiful...and I am exhausted from paddling and hiking. I went with a couple of friends who were in a house of nylon. Too tired to write...I'll just post some pics tonight.

My site was right on the lake. It wasn't the best site...but it was pretty good. We could canoe right from the site and tour the St. Regis Canoe reserve, 18,000 acres of lakes, ponds and streams. We did a few carries. We also hiked Ampersand Mountain and St. Regis Mountain on the cloudy days. It was good to get a little relief from the sun.

I had my Nova Craft canoe and my friends were in kayaks. I use a 9 foot kayak paddle when I am going solo...well kinda solo, but the dog doesn't paddle.