Author: Ebony Ross
Could it be that I am incredibly sensitive to nature and its wonders? Or is the southern stretch of the Oregon Coast wonderfully made to excite all of our senses? Whatever the case, our recent family beach road trip was magnificent for this sensitive soul.
After surviving our first long, dark Portland winter, we were primed for our pilgrimage south in search of surf and sunshine. Lucky for us, we got to be transported by our camper van, Spaceball One, on this euphoric mission. And my family of four was ready for takeoff.
The day after our oldest son, Nile, graduated from Pre-K, we hit the road after a quick and informative pick-up from the owner of our camper van. We are no experts, but we have experience packing up and hitting the coast in our beloved and not-so-luxe Volkswagon van. No offense to our baby Rojo, but it was quite a delight to switch it up.
I overpacked because I thought surely the supply list GoCamp provided was too good to be true. But I was proved embarrassingly wrong. We had everything. Like all GoCamp vans, Spaceball One is quite literally a fully stocked Airbnb on wheels. Kid’s dinnerware, hammocks, and a box of games were some of my favorite surprises. The shower, toilet, built-in ceiling fan and heater were the prize. We only needed our gear, for example we brought our surfboards and groceries. And we were ready to embark on our beach road trip!