Have you been following along on my Southwest US roadtrip?
In this week’s journal entry, I am sharing another little kitschy place – Wanda the airstream camper!
While researching for a place to stay near Palm Springs in California, I was casually browsing Airbnb and BAM – Wanda the Airstream was right before my eyes and my little hipster millennial heart could not pass her up! I immediately booked that baby. Have you ever imagined yourself glamping in an airstream in the Southern California Desert? Yea, me neither but Wandaland kinda made it an absolute necessity!
I am not a camping gal. I love me some hot running water, a bathroom, and some heater/AC – especially when one is out in the desert on a cold winter night. Wanda was the perfect solution to experience a kitschy California overnight stay but with a certain level of comfort.
Yes, the shower is small, the toilet is a compost toilet, and there isn’t a tv (who really watches tv when they travel???) but they have wifi and a heater and that’s all a girl needs! I wish I could have stayed a bit longer and used the fire pit out front. Roasting marshmallows in the California desert sounds like the perfect evening.
I arrived in the cloak of darkness in the rental car due to the lack of taking into account the time zone changes and day light savings between Arizona and California, but I was still mesmerized. Time zone changes are for the birds! Although Wanda is parked in the owners’ front yard, it still had a feeling of isolation! I cannot recommend Wanda enough – but only for couples or the very best of friends who don’t mind sharing a bed. Although they have another spot for sleeping where the table is located, it was so very hard.
This bed was on another level of comfort. The down comforter was life and we never turned the heat on despite the 50 degree temps outside because it was THAT good. I need one of these in my life.
Excuse the poor cell phone quality picture. Apparently this is the only picture I got of the cutest set-up of the typed instructions! It’s little details like this that made the stay extra special!
Also, a general warning about the Southwest US – beware of the cacti and all of their family members. They are not your friends. They are out for blood.
Aside from everything I have listed, one of the best parts about Wanda was the proximity to Joshua Tree National Park. But more on that next week.
Have you ever going glamping in an airstream in the southern california desert? Or anywhere else?? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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