A new generation of retirees wants to bask in nature, but not if it means sleeping on the ground.
RYAN J. SPARROW
Evelyn and Leo Carey never dreamed of buying an RV when they were raising kids and fully ensconced in the working world. But about five years ago, Evelyn spied a small teardrop camper trailer in the side yard of an art gallery in Wisconsin, and an idea was born.
“I fell in love with the shape of it,” she said. “It was so artsy and so cute.”
By then, the couple had sold their home near Lake Calhoun in south Minneapolis and downsized to an empty-nester condo in downtown St. Paul.
About a year later, they ponied up for a 17-foot Casita
travel trailer, which they have pulled across America’s roadways for months at a time, exploring state parks, historic trails and prime bird-watching spots.
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