Finally, a Break

The summer of 2022 has been one for the records, at least in terms of triple-digit temperatures and lack of rain. But this weekend brought a break in both. We arrived on Friday afternoon to set up camp and begin preparing for Date Night. With temperatures in the low 90s, it took only about an hour to cool the Airstream to a comfortable 78 degrees. We spent the remainder of the afternoon working from our tiny “home” away from home, tying up loose ends in preparation for going off the grid.

Our Date Night included a perfectly grilled tenderloin with veggies, accompanied by an exquisite 2018 Arrowood Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We ended the evening with a stroll around the camping loop under starlit skies.

Saturday found us enjoying typical pursuits, including reading The New York Times, imbibing in breakfast cocktails, indulging in brunch al fresco, and engaging in a new favorite pastime: watching cooking shows on Roku Live TV. This is truly a GAME CHANGER. And it costs ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! We immediately ordered two additional Roku stick devices for our house (who needs Apple TV anymore?).

We spent some time on Saturday afternoon visiting with our friend Scott and touring his fantastic new Riverstone rig. It was impressive, but his early problems with a slide-out reminded us of why we chose Airstream in the first place. True, we don’t have a lot of additional space, but we also don’t have the added headaches associated with expansions. Our storage may be at a premium, but it also forces us to pack and haul only that which is absolutely necessary.

After a delicious dinner of grilled pork chops, zucchini, and corn salad (enjoyed while watching the incomparable Brad Paisley on “The Grand Ole Opry”), we ventured a few sites over to visit with Scott and Denise and their friends.

A forecast of rain prompted us to begin preparing for a wet Sunday. Fortunately, the weather remained dry throughout the morning, allowing us to enjoy another brunch al fresco before settling in for a luxurious afternoon nap.

It’s been a long, hot, dry summer. And we’re eager to welcome fall’s milder, wetter weather.