Return to Glen Rose

Our mid-February camp-out brought us about an hour’s drive outside of Dallas to the tiny town of Glen Rose, where we joined about 20 other Airstreams from our Heart of Texas Camping Unit at Oakdale Park, one of only four original motor courts in Texas. Our previous visit to this park was in November 2016,…

If We Could Figure Out a Way…

When we started this site four years ago, we included the line in the About This Blog section, “If we could figure out a way to live full-time in the Airstream, we would do it without hesitation.” We’re closer now than ever before to figuring out that way, and we’ve given ourselves a year to…

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

A couple years ago, we visited the Lorraine Motel while camping near Memphis. The site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination is now the National Civil Rights Museum, with exhibits that trace the Civil Rights Movement in America from the 17th century to the present. On this MLK Day, as we enjoy the final few…

Getting Ready for Glacier

Our first camp-out of the New Year found us at Loyd Park planning our long trip for 2019. This year, we’ve decided to visit Glacier National Park, a 1,500-square-mile wilderness area in northern Montana. With glacial-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border, the park features pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular…

Matagorda Getaway

The long Christmas holiday weekend took us south to Matagorda Bay, a large estuary on the Texas coast about halfway between Galveston and Corpus Christi. We stayed at the Matagorda Bay Nature Park, located at the mouth of the Colorado River on the Matagorda Peninsula. (FYI, the 862-mile-long Texas river was named by Spanish explorers…

The Eagle Has Landed

After years of trial and error, we finally settled on a flag pole and finial for Cloud 9. It may not seem like a big deal, but had we known then what we know now, we could have saved ourselves a lot of time and money. For the uninitiated, many Airstreamers display flags on or…

Restful Recovery

This weekend was an opportunity to rest and recover from a busy two weeks of travel. After returning from our Thanksgiving visit to Jon’s family in the St. Louis area, Jon headed to Chicago for a three-day trip to the Radiological Society of North America’s annual conference. We were looking forward to long walks, crackling…