Summer Swelter

We headed out for our weekender on the hottest day of the year, fully aware that the summer swelter would likely keep us inside most of the time. But there’s something to be said for getting away from the place where we live and work, even if the heat prevents us from outdoor pursuits. Now…

Rain, a roast, and some respite

A sure sign that Jon works too much is his accumulation of vacation time. With more than 40 days available, he decided to take Fridays and Mondays off through September. That meant we could arrive at the campsite earlier on Friday and stay into the evening on Monday, allowing us to enjoy an extra meal…

Suddenly Sizzling

Two words we hate to hear: heat index. As soon as we start talking about the “feels like” temperature, we know we’re close to sizzling. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity in shaded areas, indicating how hot it feels to the average person. This weekend’s heat index was in…

Airstream Life

Cedar Hill State Park is only 11 miles from our storage unit, but it could well be a world away. It provides not only an escape from work but quick, easy access to Joe Pool Lake and nearly 300 campsites. Throughout the park, we find local people like ourselves taking an afternoon off, or camping…

Spring-Like Break

With high temperatures in the low 60s, mild breezes, and clear skies, our weekender was more like a Spring Break than a winter getaway. Plus, with five Airstreams on our camping loop, it seemed like we had stumbled upon a rally. We had the opportunity to meet some of our fellow Airstreamers while walking the…

Cloud 9 at 6

This weekend marked the sixth anniversary of our first camp-out in Cloud 9. It’s hard to believe that we’ve traveled far and wide in our tiny home, covering thousands of miles from mountains to prairies to oceans white with foam. Along the way, we invested in a major remodeling project and a significant appliance upgrade;…

Winter Wonderland

The weekend weather forecasts called for snow on Sunday, but that didn’t deter us from heading to Cedar Hill State Park. Considering the events that had unfolded at the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, we needed an escape. We were not at all surprised that the president could whip his followers into a frenzy. After all,…

Broadsword Calling Danny Boy

As the title of this post implies, we spent some time this weekend watching “Where Eagles Dare,” the 1968 World War II action film starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, and Mary Ure. Considered by many as one of the best war movies of all time, it was shot on location in Austria and Bavaria, and…

We Need a Little Christmas

We set out for our pre-Christmas weekend a little earlier than usual, due to the fact that our power tongue jack lost power during our last outing and we knew hitching up would require some extra time to deploy the hand crank. We’re constantly amazed at the high demand for RV repairs and service. When…

Opposites Attract

The two main days of the weekend couldn’t have been more different, weather-wise, but both extremes had their allures. Saturday was mild, with clear skies and gentle breezes over Joe Pool Lake. Sunday was rainy and dreary, with plunging temperatures and increasing winds throughout the day. Saturday found us cooking out, taking long walks along…