Naming the Teardrop

With a few camping trips under our belt and an idea of how camping will be for us, we were ready to name our teardrop. The approach was the same as I used for naming my children, start with a group you like and negotiate to something that works for both parties. We started with a dozen or so synonyms for “adventure” because it is what we are seeking.

We especially liked three or four names, but settled on “Endeavor.”   It seemed to fit our journey.   Webster’s meaning for the word is “to strive to achieve or reach.”  From the Thesaurus, “an effort to do or accomplish something.”  Related words are striving, struggle, throes, undertaking, trial and error.

The name certainly describes the challenge and effort that goes with teardrop camping, at least for us being new campers at our age.  It’s not like sitting comfortably in a spacious motorhome.   Ours is a much more hands-on, outside with nature form of RV camping that requires us to work together and compromise far more than we must do when at home.  It has gotten easier over time, but as we travel to more far away places and on longer trips, we will still need to endeavor.

My husband also liked the name because it sounds like a Trekkie name for a starship.  When you think of how our little cabin is our means to visit so many far away places, it fits.

A friend of ours owns  Stripe King, a local company that does graphics for police and fire vehicles, RVs, and boats.   We purchased our graphic from him and really like how it turned out.

You may have noticed that we do not have the @ in our teardrop’s name like you see on most T@Gs.  I wanted it, but my husband wanted just the regular letters.  As he has compromised so much for me, I had to let him have that one.

We are looking forward to a trip to Lake Catherine in Arkansas next month with Endeavor.

Happy camping!

 

 

Road Trip–Searching for Harper Lee

This post is not about teardrop camping. Instead, it is about a road trip to try out our new convertible. Monroeville, Alabama was our destination, a city with deep literary roots.

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