"Why'd you choose to name it 'Grasshopper'?"
Aaahh, Grashopper… good question
Grasshoppers make us think of being outdoors in nature. They hop from place to place singing their song. They can be found in the forests as well as the mountains. In China, they symbolize good luck and abundance. In various other cultures, they symbolize wisdom, prosperity, and a leap of faith.
We also really like two poems about grasshoppers & their symbolism. One is called “On the Grasshopper & Cricket” by John Keats and another is called “Grasshopper” by E.E. Cummings. John Muir also wrote some pretty prose in “My First Summer in the Sierra” about watching a dancing grasshopper up on the half dome in Yosemite Nat’l Park.
Yet another inspiration, comes from the old Kung Fu TV series. The main character’s (Caine) nickname given to him by his Kung Fu master was Grasshopper. Since this will be our first travel trailer of any sort, we reckon that we will have lots to learn and experience together literally & metaphysically speaking.
In addition, it doesn’t hurt that it goes with our color theme too :P - our fabric for the dinette & bed is primarily avocado green with chocolate brown & white accents and our outside decals will be Sherwood Green.