Meet Carmen Dyar from Rapid City, South Dakota. What you'll read here is Carmen's own story right from her own lips, figuratively speaking. As owner of Travel Backroads, I met Carmen at a Dakota Resources RuralX Conference held in Mitchell SD. Carmen was just one of several entrepreneurs showcased there. Read the story of her journey, then know that "slvrlinings is not just a new chapter , but a whole new book":
My passion for Airstreams developed in the mid-1990s. In 2003 my husband and I finally acquired our first, a 1966 Overlander Land Yacht. Together, Pete and I renovated “Bertie,” an homage to the original owner, into an updated space we both loved.
In 2008 we found our 1962 Bambi, a treasured diamond in the rough and my heart’s desire, which we gutted for a rebuild and complete renovation. It was my dream to one day rent both out for others to have opportunity to have the Airstream experience.
MY SILVER LINING
In the years that followed, life shifted, our focus shifted, and the Bambi project was put on hold. In 2016 Pete passed away, and my partner in life, love, and Airstreams were gone. Since then my life has been one of transitions, trials and tribulations. I shed many possessions but kept the beloved silver trailers. After the clouds cleared a little, I made a decision; the time had come to get that Airstream dream rolling again.
THIS IS A SILVER LINING STORY IN PROGRESS..."It is our greatest thrill to be working toward creating an experience to share." ~~Carmen
This new project brings onboard Tyler as project manager and builder for our renovation process. We can't wait to share our story with you--from creating inspired spaces for photo and film backdrops, to pop-up boutiques and party venues but especially camping adventures where one can come away with their own campfire tales. Contact me for more information and to share your story.
www.slvrlinings.com | Slvrstories@gmail.com |605.877.5834
Both Margit and Sharon bring their own talents into the operation. Floral arrangements with fresh and silks, green and blooming plants are Sharon’s specialty. Margit brings her years of collecting into the mix with unexpected “finds” as well as new ideas along with wedding planning and home interior design.
Pat McGill, MA ED
Women Entrepreneurs and Women Energized
Speaker, trainer, author, columnist and adjunct professor of Education
Pat is the Founder of WE: Women Entrepreneurs and Women ENERGIZED. WE is an organization of women business owners in communities in the Midwest who gather together monthly to support, inspire, educate, listen, learn and laugh with one another.
The women entrepreneurs gather to share ideas on advertising, branding, physical and digital presence, promotions within the community, supporting the community events and venues. The Women of WE work to collaborate and co-operate for their businesses and their community.
"The world is blessed when WE do what WE do best!"