We’ve been enjoying visiting a local regional park here in Brunswick for some shake-down camping trips in the new Travato.
As amazing as our every day life is living on the water or in our RV – it’s still good to break it up. We’ve found getting out in the van feels more like a get-a-way – a little mini break. While it’s not a vacation (we’re still integrating in our work day), it’s been really good for the soul.
And, it’s fun to explore our new digs!
On our trip this past week, we filmed a more produced tour of the van, and shared some of the first purchases and modifications we’ve made. This is much more polished & thorough than the impromptu live archive version. If you prefer pictures to video, check out our Travato Introduction Post, we included a bunch.
Here it is:
For more of the kitchen gadgets, toys, safety equipment and ‘stuff’ we use in our van, boat and RV – check out our Technomadia Gear page.
And… the name is…
At the end of our last introductory post and video, we asked for YOUR recommendations for a name for our new ride. Thanks so much to everyone who chimed in!
With the explanation that the Travato will serve as our shuttle craft between boat and bus, and we tend towards geek.. the most popular suggestion by far was Galileo. A major shuttle craft class featured on Star Trek.
We looked deeper, and discovered many Star Trek shuttle craft names and Copernicus struck our fancy. The shift in the way we see our universe by his theory of the Earth moving around the Sun (not the other way around), is inspiring. And the van will be our own shift in how we explore the country by land and sea.
And, if you add an extra O.. you get:
A perfect way to play homage to the MINI Cooper that the van’s role evolves from.
So.. welcome Coopernicus to the Technomadia Fleet!
We’ll probably just call him ‘Cooper’ for short.
Have a great long weekend, and don’t forget to take a moment to remember the reason behind Memorial Day. We always set an empty place at the table to honor those missing who protected our right to the picnics and festivities we participate in today.