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The Blue Beluga After!

Our 1969 Leisure Time travel trailer reno took us almost an entire year to complete! I don’t think we realized when we started that we would have this much time and energy invested! I think we had a pretty good idea of what needed to be done in the trailer (everything) but each project took longer and cost more than we planned. But we are finally here! To see all the before photos, click here.



We installed a residential fridge in the trailer to conserve power and so we didn’t have to rely on propane while we drove. Our solar power on the roof keeps the fridge running when we aren’t plugged in and is the perfect size for our tiny kitchen!


Daniel built the lower cabinets and counter tops and re-faced the upper cabinets to freshen them up. All the white paint in the trailer is in the shade “Simply White” by Benjamin Moore and the dark grey on the lowers is Software by Sherwin Williams.


I bought several of these shelves from Ikea and they work perfectly in the trailer. The little bar across the front keeps things from sliding. Check out this post for a list of all our stops during our 2 month road trip!


The window to the right of the sink is where the stop sign was covering a gaping hole when we first purchased the trailer. It is the only window that is not original.


The double doors with the chalkboard open for access to our closet. We stole some space from the bathroom to make our closet bigger, and I’m glad we did. Our bathroom is TINY but we usually use the campground facilities anyway.


Our closet is combination of cloth totes and plastic storage containers. We have had no trouble fitting all of our clothes and shoes in here.








The futon bed is a Full size foam mattress we bought on Amazon. It is actually surprisingly comfortable!




I love this little nook on the left side of the bathroom. We used a section of wood fence that we removed around our house for the reclaimed wood and I love the warmth and texture it adds.







We  are so happy with our trailer and so incredibly proud of the time and hard work it represents. We are even more happy to be actually using the trailer! Wifi is hard to find on the road, but I hope to do a few more posts detailing where we have been, what we have loved, and campgrounds we recommend.

Follow along on our journey @thebluebeluga on Instagram and with #thebluebeluga.

Where are we going?


We head out Saturday for a 2 month cross-country trek, and we are so incredibly excited! So, the big question, where are we going for 2 months? It is amazing how quickly that time filled up when we were planning. Between National Parks, major cities and lots of family and friends along the way, we had no trouble filling 8 weeks with 26!! different stops.


Here is our rough plan, although none of these stops are currently confirmed. We have zero reservations as of the writing of this post, we are just going to plan as we go and see how it goes!

April 29 Little Rock, Arkansas

May 2 Waco, TX

May 4 Amarillo, TX

May 5 Bandelier National Monument

May 6 Albuquerque, NM

May 7 Grand Canyon

May 10 Mesquite, NV

May 11 Red Rock Canyon

May 12 Joshua Tree & Hoover Dam

May 13 Palm Springs & San Diego

May 17 Thousand Oaks, cA

May 18 Fresno, CA

May 22 San Francisco

May 24 Yosemite

May 27 Lake Tahoe

May 29 Fort Bragg, CA

May 31 Redwood National Forest

June 2 Portland, OR

June 4 Seattle, WA

June 7 Port Angeles

June 9 Hope, Idaho

June 13 Glacier National Park

June 15 Yellowstone

June 18 Mount Rushmore

June 20 Denver, CO

June 23 Colorado Springs, CO

June 26 Lyons, KS

June 29 Wilmore, KY



Keep updated on our travels with The Blue Beluga instagram account and #thebluebeluga.