I think he calls her this as she offers many a challenge as you learn what everything is for and how to hitch up and use her. However, forever the romantic, I like to think her name is because the original Calamity Jane acquired this nickname after she rescued Captain Egan who is said to have joked, "I call you Calamity Jane, heroine of the plains!" Suffice to say, I only found this out today and my husband doesn't know these origins; he just thinks caravanning is cheerful calamity :)
We did have fun; a really lovely time.
So, reasons to be cheerful number one
A picnic breakfast of bacon roll and hot tea..
... next to a lake...
...with just ducks for companions.
Reasons to be cheerful number two...
Walking in nice places with plenty of birds to watch.
Reasons to be cheerful number three...
We can do it all again another day, another place.
Store up reservoirs of calm and content,
and draw on them at later moments
when the source isn't there;
but the need is very great.