Tag Archives: Scale model of a roulotte

Tòti’s first long trip

I will let the photos speak for themselves with the exception of a few details. We left home on 20 September 2017, around 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Home is at an altitude of 750 metres and during our 4 … Continue reading

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Closing the workshop

We're closing the workshop, Toti Bleu is finished….well, there will always be little things to do, and additions, repairs, etc. The end of the construction has arrived. Now our thoughts turn to traveling! The turtle in the rear window holds … Continue reading

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Tòti Bleu`s Roof

Tòti’s roof has been a major job! After all, the roof protects and shelters everything. First of all, weight has been a big concern. Tòti is pulled by our dear Vanille, not a 4×4. The roof is a huge surface … Continue reading

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Sun and showers

  We`re continuing our weekly “get fit rides” with Vanille. As you can see, Bella brings her sticks with her. We don`t always let her come along as she still gets too close to the wheels and makes me nervous. … Continue reading

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Doors and Window

  Two years ago Dana arrived from the states with a beautiful stained glass window made by Scott Ecelberger. Scott is an artist with stained glass! The image of a turtle expresses the concept of Tòti as I have always … Continue reading

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18 KM DAY

This was our first long day outing. We left home at 10 in the morning and returned around 4 in the afternoon. The day was cold but sunny with a bright blue sky and fluffy snow white clouds. We invited … Continue reading

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“We wanted to do something beautiful”

I'm reading The Perfect Horse by Elisabeth Letts. It's almost impossible to put it down. The story of saving the very valuable Arabian and Lipizzan horses held by the Germans at the end of WWII is a tribute to the … Continue reading

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