A Trip to Tyler

Mid-April found us at the AluminumPride Rally near the East Texas city of Tyler, about 90 minutes from Dallas. The threat of strong spring storms didn’t deter us from joining friends old and new for a weekend at Bushman’s RV Park, with planned excursions to the nearby Kiepersol Vineyards, Winery, Distillery & Salt Kitchen, and…

Wet Weekender

The weekend weather forecast called for 80 percent rain chances, with the possibility of severe storms, which made our plan to have Cloud 9’s tires replaced on Saturday morning questionable at best. So we decided to get the work done on Friday afternoon, meaning we would arrive at our campsite later than usual. But we…

Winter’s Last Gasp

We arrived at our campsite on a typical Texas spring day, with southerly breezes and temperatures in the 70s. Less than 24 hours later, however, the winds had shifted from the north, sending temperatures into the 50s and then the 40s overnight. Needless to say, it was a shock to the system. Still, we enjoyed…

A New Beginning

After absorbing the shock of our MiniMax Big Green Egg being stolen, we decided to re-invest in what had proven to be our best travel grill EVER! Despite its hefty price tag (nearly $600), we figured it was worth a re-investment. The MiniMax’s sturdy, easy-to-grip carrier, 13-inch cooking grid, and high-quality ceramics make it an…

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…