ON THE ROAD VLOG | This is seriously a mess…

Travel Blog Part 1 for NATIVE | Prodigies of an Icon. In order to make the trailer | pilot for the documentary we had to figure out a way to dramatically cut costs. Since travel costs are a large part of documentary filming we decided the best way to achieve our goal was to invest in a camper.

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Strasburg KOA

On the initial leg of our trip we sprinted across the country from Goldston NC to Strasburg CO only stopping in West Virginia and Kansas to “pop-up” and sleep. We’ve been in Strasburg now for 3 nights filming at the West Bijou Ranch, Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, and Memphis Ranch.

Our 32 year old pop up camper is hanging in there! Super easy to tow although a little crunched for space and not exactly ideal for KOA sites close to the interstate. But we’ve managed and the journey has been exciting!

A LONG OVERHAUL

We’ve just spent the past two weeks working around the clock through two major tropical disturbances to prepare this old 1989 camper for the trip out west. There’s still so much work to be done!

The camper will have new floors, new paint, new electrical, new plumbing, new tires, even a new exterior aluminum siding. When we realized the only way to repair the floor was to rebuild it… that’s what we did!

Here are a couple sneak peaks of what’s happening with the camper overhaul. Charlie was up until Midnight last night working on the camper and will likely pull another late night tonight!

We’ll have some better photos soon… the big reveal! Where ever that might be.

Gearing Up!

We are gearing up and getting ready for our first cross country trip to film some incredible Bison Ranches! To cut travel costs, the Meet My Neighbor Productions team has been working around the clock at restoring this vintage Palomino Pop-Up. While it isn’t an ideal habitat heading into Yellowstone Country (Grizzly Country), our crew is determined to make it work… what could possibly go wrong.

The Palomino will be updated with outlets and charing stations for all our gear as well as a face lift and a… well back lift (we found some serious rot issues). You’ll have to stay tuned for the big reveal!

It’s crunch time before the long haul and we can’t wait to meet everyone!