Huzzah! Ye First Trip!

Our first trip in the camper was this past October to the Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission, Texas. Hunter and I were still living in the house in Houston, so we didn’t have our camper jamb packed with everything yet. We met up with friends on two different weekends and had a blast. Everyone else had already experienced the magic of Ren Fest except for me, this was my first time attending.

Our campsite for the weekend

What Is The Texas Renaissance Festival?

The Texas Renaissance Festival, also known as Ren Fest or TFR, is a festival held in Todd Mission, Texas every year between October and December. It is the nations largest Renaissance festival where people from all around go to dress up in Renaissance era garb (clothing). They have shops, entertainment, amazing food, and camping. You don’t have to dress up to join the festivities, but some people go all out.

Taken from texasrenfest.com

Festivities

We camp on the festival property Thursday night to Sunday morning and attend the festival for 2 whole days. Thursday night is just to get settled in and meet up with friends. In the morning we have breakfast and by noon we are off to the fare! We spend all day walking the grounds. Typically the first thing we do is buy a Scotch Egg and mead. Mead is basically honey wine and it’s what they used to drink back in the day.

They have entertainment like fire throwing shows, archery shows, concerts, throwing tomatoes at a person who taunts you, a maze to walk through, knife throwing, and so much more. At the end of every night they have a big show in a Colosseum type stage where they shoot off fireworks. Then the party continues on the camp grounds. We walk through different camps or have a fire at our own camp to end the night. Then we do it all over again the next day.

Trip Photos

Welcome

Life is more important than the things we accumulate.”

Dave Bruno

Our Story

Howdy, my name is Sammie! I am so excited that you’ll be joining me on this new journey of full-time camper living. Over the last couple of years, I have moved numerous times – new apartments or new cities. Moving is extremely exhausting, especially if you accumulate a lot of things – clothes that don’t fit you anymore, mementos, gifts that you may not have really wanted, or your school work from 5 years ago.

My most recent move was from Houston to San Marcos, Texas. My boyfriend and I lived in a four bedroom house that was costing us $1,200 in rent plus other fees. When I found out I was accepted as a transfer student to Texas State University, we immediately started looking for a place to live. Our biggest concern was the cost of living; we wanted to keep rent below $800, and we were not having much luck. We finally found a solution; we could live in our camper!

Making the decision to live in our 30 foot camper sounded easy, until we realized how much stuff we had to get rid of, and how little space we would have. I chose to write about this experience, because it has made me more aware of all the “noise” that’s in life. Living in a camper full-time may not be for you, but I hope that you’re able to find insight on the importance of “Living With Less”.

Make sure to follow my twitter account to stay up to date with new postings! I can’t wait to share with you our camper renovations and what full-time camping is all about.

About Me:

I am 21 years old and the youngest of my two sisters. I’m originally from San Antonio and currently live in San Marcos, Texas with my boyfriend, Hunter. I work part-time as a Customer Service Representative for The Home Depot and full-time as a Digital Media Innovations student at Texas State University. Hunter currently works remote as a process improvement specialist. We hope to own a campsite one day, so we can create a great experience for other campers and spend more time doing what matters to us – spending time with family and traveling.