TIN CAN ALLEY TOURS – Vintage RV


Each Year, at the CEDAR KEY RV PARK, the Tin Can Alley touring group of Vintage Recreational Vehicle owners gather to relax, give tours of their pride and joys, and have a good time in a beautiful spot.

We biked over from our house Saturday afternoon, long after the official tours were over, but never-the-less (love that phrase), we got to see some sweet mobile pads.

Terry and Bob were originally from Rye NY but are now full-time FL residents.

Terry said she was initially dead set against moving to FL.

But she tried it … First year, two month – next year four months – then six months – and when she found a good artist community in the Ocala area, she gave thumbs up to the full-time move.

Their sweet gig centered around a small pull trailer that is swathed in 60’s glamor. . .  as were they.  Fun and happy.

interior of LOST IN THE 60's Trailer

Next door to them was a different kind of pop up.

We grew up with a pop-up tent trailer – whose sides pulled out to become beds. But this one just pops straight up, with hard walls. Kind of nice so you don’t have the wind resistance when pulling it along.

Whose eye can resist a winged micro trailer?

And look at this doll’s mobile home!

Dolls Mobile Home

Everyone we spoke to did their own work — and the stories as to where they found the trailer were just as colorful.

Interior of Surf Shack 1

Like a Rolling Stone Home!

interior of surf shack 2

All the details of the period included

Vintage Accessory!

Riding home, we stopped by the LOW KEY INN’s Tiki bar – on the back side, facing sunset —

Low Key Motel Signage

What a cool bottle-cobbled building. While we were checking it out, a group of people swarmed in, carrying snick-snacks of all sorts.  Friends from near and far, gathering for the sunset ritual!

The room swelled with happy-happy-joy-joy.  Wish we could have joined them.

Low Key Motel Tiki Bar on the Bay

Sunset from Low Key Tiki Bar

But our destiny that night was set for downtown supper and pub crawl.

Catch you up on those antics soon.

xo Laura

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Harald Poth on January 30, 2012 at 10:13 am

    What great Man/Mom caves! Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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  2. Posted by barb on the hill on January 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Oh my GOD…. I want a little trailer like the winged micro trailer. looks like fun

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  3. Posted by benita ryan on January 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    well, obviously, this is not something you could possibly make up!! What strikes me is how happy and content they all seem to be in their Cedar Key world…….wow……I don’t know how to say this in English, but here we would say, que impresionante! Que bueno!!

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