Garber Geektography Phase 2 (Part 1): Wherever We May Roam

The Tumbler in front of Rogue Shadow at our inaugural campground at Edisto Beach State Park, SC, USA.

The Tumbler in front of Rogue Shadow at our inaugural campground at Edisto Beach State Park, South Carolina.

My parents may have Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” but we have Metallica’s “Wherever I May Roam” (though Michelle prefers this version by Iron Horse). We are now introducing Phase 2 of the Garber Geektography project! One of the things I learned from my time in The Arcanum was my penchant for travel photography. I had a lot of opportunities last year for travel experiences, and while I have a few trips lined up this year, we are mostly sticking a little closer to home.

The galley of the Rogue Shadow. Perfect for the two of us.

The galley of the Rogue Shadow. Perfect for the two of us.

As we were trying to figure out how to incorporate a travel mentality into our lives, Michelle and I downsized to one car–appropriately named The Tumbler because it came in black–in anticipation of buying a camper that would allow us more freedom.

 
A reverse side of the galley and the bed area. We have a queen size bed at home, and the dogs sleep in their own beds. In the full size bed in the camper, they opted to sleep in the bed. Go figure.

The galley and the bed area. We have a queen size bed at home, and the dogs sleep in their own beds. In the full size bed in the camper, they opted to sleep in the bed. Go figure.

We spent the better part of a year researching different camper options and planning. We finally decided to go with a small travel trailer—the bathroom sold it for us! We’ve dubbed it the Rogue Shadow and are going with a Star Wars décor. It is a Starcraft Camper, after all. By the way, Rogue Shadow is the name of Starkiller‘s personal transport. Starkiller, A.K.A. Galen Marek, was Darth Vader’s secret apprentice.  Seriously, you can look it up in Wookiepedia!). We are ready for the adventures before us!

 
We’ll be posting reviews of the locations we explore, as well as updates on our (mis)adventures as camper newbies.  Part 2 of our phase 2 project is coming soon, so stay tuned!

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Our first campsite spoiled us! It was spacious, with trees all around, and a great view of the salt marsh in the Live Oak Campground at the Edisto Beach State Park in South Carolina.

Trooper Jack Sparrow

Hey, you got your Star Wars in my Disney …

Ariel & Captain Jack

Now I want to hear Ariel sing pirate shanties.

Princess Tiana

Princess Tiana at the Marriot

Ariel Under the Sea

This was an interesting one to shoot at the Atlanta Aquarium with very low light and a flash.

Bambi (1 of 1)

Bambi

HadesMegara (1 of 1)

Hades and Megara having a moment

JediPrincesses (1 of 1)

Sith Snow White, Princess Ariel/Leia, and Jedi Elsa. The force is strong with these princesses.

MadameGothel (1 of 1)

Madame Gothel from Tangled

Steampunk Mad Hatter

Steampunk Mad Hatter (CORRECTION: We found out that this was Caitlyn from League of Legends, though the “Steampunk Mad Hatter” description still works, I think.)

Rapunzel

A happy Rapunzel

Rumpelstiltskin

A spot on Rumpelstiltskin from Once Upon a Time offering a contract

Archer Snow White

This Snow White doesn’t need a huntsman. She’s packing her own bow and arrows.

Trooper Jack Sparrow

Aren’t you a little drunk to be a Stormtrooper?