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Field of Dreams

That's what came to mind when I first arrived at Vintage Campers in Peru, Indiana. I'd foolishly worried about not being able to find the place. Proprietor Dan Piper explained that he'd "got the disease – bad" and started collecting.

Vintage Campers is located on what used to be a "poor farm". Dan bought the property from the State of Indiana and started an architectural salvage company that gradually gave way to the camper business.

With my Beemer hitched to my Ranger, I started the 2400 mile trek home.

You will ask if I factored fuel costs into the price of the trailer. I did, but not enough. Still, I'm happy with the Beemer. She's gonna come back nicely.




About Author

Therese Ambrosi Smith became fascinated by a remarkable collection of WWII oral histories at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park, and her debut novel, Wax, was born. Her short fiction has incorporated personal tales of work and travel: climbing mountains, surveying logging roads, designing parks and playgrounds, tending bar and selling fish. She completed the UCLA Writers' Program in June 2009, and is currently embarking on a "tin can camper book tour."