Tell us a little about yourself and why you own a TAXA?
Like many families we started out camping in a tent and quickly decided we wanted a hard sided shelter to sleep in. We bought a 1976 Westfalia camper when our oldest was almost one and decided to hit the road and live and work in the bus for several months. As our kids grew, camping became more challenging as we needed to move the car seats every time we wanted to sleep and then reinstall them when we wanted to drive somewhere. We grew tired of "the shuffle" and then we discovered the Cricket. We went to a nearby dealer to see how it felt inside and immediately fell in love. It felt like the bus, like home and therefore resolved "the shuffle". We love having our car and our campsite be separate entities.
Where is your favorite place to take your TAXA?
We don't really have a favorite place to camp with our Cricket. We simply just love having the Cricket and the ease it has allowed us to get outside and explore. We leave it mostly packed (except for food and clothing) and usually decide last minute to hit the road. That's our favorite.
Who do you explore with?
We usually explore all together; Sean, Becki, Knox, Adalie and our dogs Luna and Sol. Occasionally though, Becki has been known to just take off by herself or with the kids for a weekend since the Cricket is so easy to pull and camp with.
What are your favorite outdoor activities?
We love hiking, swimming, paddle boarding and biking. We are so lucky to be able to do these things almost the whole year since Colorado is so sunny!
Do you have any hacks or mods that you've done to your habitat to enhance your travels?
We have added a slider that our fridge sits on in the space where the toilet is intended to go. We don't use the toilet that much and we wanted to free up floor space for the dogs. Having the fridge in that spot allows for such easy access if we are cooking and meal prepping outside, which we often do.
Tell us your favorite unique habitat story.
Our very first camping trip in our Cricket was to Carhenge, Nebraska for the Total Solar Eclipse. We were searching on the map for the coolest place near us that was in the place of totality and Carhenge fit the bill. We camped with hundreds of astronomy loving people and howled at the moon as it blocked the sun with old cars painted and stacked to mimic Stonehenge behind us. It was thrilling!
What's one place you'd love to explore?
We would love to explore the Grand Tetons.
I can't leave home without my...
We can't leave home without our pre-made breakfast burritos, bluetooth speaker and our hammock.
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