They say it’s the first-ever Spartan-only trailer gathering. Some of the finest, shiniest vintage trailers rolled into the Sou’wester Lodge in Seaview over the weekend.
If you’re interested in checking one out, without the hassle of towing or refurbishing, the Sou’wester has several available for overnights. And with just a few steps separating you from the outstanding Long Beach playground, we’re thinking you better go for it. Thanks to Thandi and staff for the hospitality.
Alialujah Choir at theSou’wester Lodge
Location: Beach Access Road (38th Place), P.O. Box 102, Seaview, WA 98644
The Alialujah Choir is a rotating collection of collaborators including the Portland Cello Project, but it’s core is the trio of Adam Shearer and Alia Farah of Wienland, and Adam Selzer (Norfolk & Wester) founder of the Type Foundry Recording Studio in Portland.
The Sou’wester’s blog page says:
The group was founded after coming together to create a song for OPB’s Live Wire! Radio Show’s “Dearly Departed” benefit album. The band has gone on to record its debut album released by Jealous Butcher Records and garner international awards for the video and song, ‘A House, A Home,’ directed by Mark Smith.
They’ve only played publicly ten times in three years so this is a very cool deal.
Making the weekend even more unique, it’s a “Spartan Only Rally;” yes, it’s the first time Spartan owners have held a rally exclusively for this brand of trailers. Spartans were built by the Spartan Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1960.
Organizers had hoped to bring the first Spartan to ever roll off the assembly line, “The Silver Queen.” Late word from Don Denning, who’s leading the rally, is that the Queen won’t make it to this gathering.
You can see these vintage trailers up close Saturday from 10 to 4. Look for the “Open” signs.
Music and lectures are free at The Sou’Wester Lodge in Seaview, Washington.
Contact Don Denning, rally coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
An avid vintage trailer enthusiast, Don owns two Spartans and has a deep appreciation for the history, design, and overall first rate quality of these trailer-coaches.
To reserve a room or a trailer at The Sou’Wester:
The Sou’Wester Lodge
3728 J Place
Seaview WA, 98644
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TOW stands for Teardroppers of Oregon and Washington. At the Gathering near Tillamook, Oregon, along the Trask River, we talked to some TOW folks about their favorite camping gadgets. Stephanie from Vancouver cleaned up a vintage Coleman ice box.
Posted in Camping, Northwest coast, Oregon
- Tagged camping, coleman, cookies, cooking, Glamping, Oregon, Teardrop, Tillamook, trailers