|Maurrie, Sister #1 (left) and Becky, Sister #2|
Maurrie Sussman of Phoenix, Ariz., and her real-life sister, Becky Clarke of McCall, Idaho, are the driving force behind Sisters on the Fly, a unique group of women who love to fly fish, ride horses and caravan with vintage trailers.
It all began in the summer of 1999, when Becky and Maurrie were sitting on a drift boat in Montana. “We were happily drinking a glass of wine in celebration of catching an 8-pound Brown trout,” recalled Maurrie, “and we thought it would be fun to share this with friends.”
Since then their “sisterhood” has grown to more than 4,000 women ranging in ages from 21 to 95. “We are average women having extraordinary adventures,” she said.
|Sisters on Caravan.|
A number of the rigs are from the 1950s and '60s and range from 12 to 16 feet. Models include Shasta, Scotsman, Aloha, Airstream, Scotty, Holiday, Aljo, Leigh, Crown and Empire.
“These trailers took on personalities of their own, and that of their owners," said Maurrie. "They are proudly, and some fantastically, decorated with kitschy themes and love.”
There are a number of Caravan Events on the books for 2014 including:
|May 9-13, 2014||Mazie's 95th Birthday Bash|
|June 5-12||Cowgirl College|
|July 25-28||Grammas on the Loose|
|July 31-4||Montana Rivers of Awe|
|August 9-14||Fishing School 101|
|August 22-28||Cowgirl Boot Camp|
|Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2014||Dude Ranch Retreat|
|September 15-20||Epic Glacier & Craig Trip|
|October 4-8||Couples on the Fly|
|Maurrie and Cowboy|
You can reach them through their Web site, www.sistersonthefly.com. You can join this incredible group of women for an annual fee of $60.
Photos: Courtesy of Sisters on the Fly.
Read more by Julianne G. Crane at RVWheelLife.com