Thursday, June 13, 2013

Camp Teresa's Sweet Ride

The post you all have been waiting for! (Well, I've been waiting for it anyway) :)

Earlier, in a short post to you all wishing a happy and safe Memorial Day holiday, I featured the beautiful Camp Teresa, one of my favorite dolls. I mentioned that I gave her a vehicle that I had for a while because it fit her so wonderfully.

Let me tell you a short story first before I get on to the pictures.

Many years ago (I was in grade school) my paternal grandfather who lived in central California had Alzheimers and was slowly passing away. Many times in the weeks leading up until Christmas, my parents made many trips to California to visit him. My brother and I were unable to go because of school and other activities and the sad fact of the matter was that he probably wouldn't remember us anyway. He passed away around Christmas time making it especially hard on our entire family. I remember that my brother and I stayed with my maternal Grandma during Christmas vacation from school so we would not be left with a friend but family for the holiday. Late at night the day after Christmas my parents returned and took us home. My parents did not have enough time to shop for us so she gave both my brother and I one BIG gift (and a few little ones that she had before the trips started.) My brother? He got a Nintendo. I have a picture of him somewhere. He was so excited. By the time he got a system, the NES was old news but it was new to us!

This is a picture of a young me with my gift.

The Barbie Magical Motor Home!! And, I gave it to Camp Teresa because motor home means camping and that's what she likes to do right?

It even has a cab that Barbie fits easily into. Complete with seatbelts!

So Teresa and Ken are going for a weekend getaway.

They pull over for a moment to take in the sights. (Ken looks a little uneasy, pretend he's smiling) ;)

Teresa and Ken invited Barbie, Ken #2 and Skipper to spend the weekend with them as well. They arrived earlier to start setting up camp.

The cool thing about this motor home is this. If anyone wants to go for a drive, the front part disconnects to make an SUV!

Ken #2 will stay behind to continue to set up camp and let the girls Ken (#1) go for a joyride.

I love how the license plate says "Barbie."

And the front license plate too!

When we get back to camp, we just use this little twist nob to reveal the inside of the motor home!


Ken stayed behind to make dinner for Barbie. That was sweet of him! (The paper food, cracks me up!)

The motor home as all the modern amenities such as microwave and refrigerator as well as ample counter space

However, the counter space converts into a sink and a stove!

But it gets better still! The stove flips over to reveal a grill if they want to barbecue, but also reveals a makeup counter with all Barbie and Teresa's favorites!

I added a special extra to the chair when I was a kid. :)

Barbie and Ken #2 sit down to a nice dinner while Skipper takes a nap!

But is she really napping? She might be playing with the high-tech stereo system next to the bed. It contains a DOUBLE tape deck as well as a radio!

So where did our lovely Teresa go? She would much prefer to sleep outside in her sweet sleeping bag under the stars!

She will be sleeping under the stars in two ways. Both under the ones in the sky and under the ones on top of her sleeping bag! They also glow in the dark!

After the weekend, all the furniture and accessories pack away neatly inside the motor home.

And the back of the motor home all closed up ready to head back home after the weekend is over.

So what do you think of the Magical Motor Home? Did you have it as a kid or remember when it came out?

Until next time!


Andrea said...

This is the pefect car for Teresa. I got the same camper, but mine is still boxed and the stickers are still on the sheet. I couldn't resist it, when is was marked down. Somehow those big playsets seem to look much smaller in the shops or at fleamarkets than they really are, but they can be so tempting.

Paper food cracks me up too, they had a lot of that in the 90's.

Ken looks like he doesn't trust Teresa's capability in driving.

Forestminuet said...

I love markdowns, they are so tempting. I was tempted to by the Barbie dream house when I saw it at the thrift store. But SO big and heavy and it was very dirty. If it was nicer, maybe. But the camper is so fun. Yay for tiny accessories!

Your comment made me laugh because I thought that Ken looked the same way. I almost couldn't take the picture because he looked so funny looking at him through the windshield! But Teresa is a very good driver, lol.

Anonymous said...

Cute! I'd love more scene setters and accessories, but I just don't have the space. Camp Theresa is lovely but of course I prefer your Skipper - my favourite kind!

Forestminuet said...

I love Skipper too. I would love to have all the Camp dolls! They are so cute.

I too have many playsets and would love to show them off. But I don't have a room large enough yet. I hope to someday though!