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Sisters on the Fly Touring Through a Texas Town Near You?

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Sisters on the Fly is a fascinating group of more than 7,000 women from throughout America that, for the most part, own and restore vintage travel trailers, but also enjoy and use new models. They take their nomadic domiciles out in a camping caravan of sorts to enjoy outdoor adventures including horseback riding, fly fishing, canoeing, or simply eating good fried food together and watching the fireflies light up the night. And they do it with a bit of a country flare. Cowboy hats, outfits, and boots can be par for the course but aren’t required. What is required is a great attitude!

Sisters on the Fly Touring Through a Texas Town Near You?

Photo: Pinterest/Teresa Newbauer

Each “sister”, or registered member, is deemed so by a number and by the name that she’s given to her trailer. Aside from their trips, they partake in member-hosted events (their calendar is completely packed!) such as a Monterey crabbing/fishing campout, “Sister, Take a Hike” Day/Weekend, and something called Petticoat Prom. And yes, in case you were wondering, there are Texas Sisters. In fact, there are Sister groups in most states, as well as in Canada. And each region or part of the country you’re from has a “Wrangler,” or a Sister who officially represents the group, and acts as a welcome-wagoner, in a manner of speaking.

Sisters on the Fly Touring Through a Texas Town Near You?

Photo: Pinterest/National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The Sisters on the Fly are extremely active in vintage trailer sales, customization, and restoration, they’re advocates of women’s abilities to camp, travel and all-around have a great time together on adventures, and they support charitable initiatives that empower and support women. And they welcome new members all the time! Any woman with a vintage or even a new trailer can join their group for a $40 annual registration fee. And events are held all over the country, including the Texas Hill Country, where a Sisters on the Fly Vintage Trailer & Glamping Show took place in Blanco in 2015.

Sisters on the Fly Touring Through a Texas Town Near You?

Photo: Pinterest/JuNK GyPSY

Created in 1999 by two sisters (real, legitimate sisters) named Becky and Maurrie, their original goal was to have their female friends experience their same love of fly fishing and began by inviting and teaching other women into and about the great outdoors. Their group motto is, “We Have More Fun Than Anyone,” and they genuinely appear to! Their only rule (and it’s for their own good, and perhaps sanity!) is “No Men, No Pets, No Kids, and Be Nice!”

Sisters on the Fly Touring Through a Texas Town Near You?

Photo: Pinterest/JuNK GyPSY

Many of the Sisters’ trailers measure between twelve and twenty-four feet in length, and their makes vary; no one brand will do, and all are adored for the homes and women they represent. Each trailer generally has its own theme, carrying its owner’s personality and sister number proudly. And like all true campers at heart, the Sisters subscribe to good days of driving and the smell of coffee, eggs, and bacon outside your camper door after a well-earned restful night. Their mission is to “offer empowerment and sisterhood through exceptional outdoor activities”, and they do that on the fly!

Sources:

Tiny House Blog

Texas Hill Country Girlfriends