Finally, Fall!

If you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at this time of year, you’ll no doubt hear that it’s Texas-OU weekend, meaning it’s the weekend of the Red River Showdown–the legendary football game between UT Austin and the University of Oklahoma during the State Fair of Texas. The match between the Longhorns and the Sooners…

Saturday Setbacks

Our “Friday the 13th” weekend began well enough, with a relaxing Date Night dinner and a viewing of The American President (one of our favorites). We then marveled at a spectacular harvest moon before calling it a night. Then Saturday happened. Saturday’s setbacks occupied the rest of the day. One of those setbacks had to…

Working Weekend

This weekend found us both doing “homework” at Loyd Park, with Cliff developing a social media strategy and Jon writing an SOP for updating web content. An SOP, for the uninitiated, is a Standard Operating Procedure, a set of step-by-step instructions to help people carry out complex routine operations. SOPs aim to achieve efficiency, quality…

We’re Having a Heatwave

While most Texans seek indoor activities during an August heatwave, we chose to hitch up Cloud 9 and head to Loyd Park, where we engaged in indoor activities. We had hoped that our heavily wooded site would provide shady relief from triple-digit temperatures, but that was not to be. An expanse of open sky directly…

A Wearying Weekend

Webster’s dictionary defines “wearying” as “tiresome.” This weekend was wearying. Because Jon had a work-related event on Friday night, we arrived on Thursday evening to set up for the weekend and to stay overnight. That way, we could go back to the house on Friday morning, attend the after-work event, and return to camp late.…

Walbernizing Weekend

Airstream owners are advised to polish their trailers at least twice a year using a product called Walbernize, an original formula developed in 1968 to clean and polish while quickly removing grime, tar, and “organic matter” (bugs, tree sap, etc.). The product is easy to use–simply apply it to the surface with a soft cloth,…

Glacier Adventure, Day 1

We set out from Dallas for Glacier National Park at 9:45 a.m., successfully avoiding rush hour traffic and construction gridlock. Once we settled comfortably onto U.S. 287, we started listening to Ron Chernow’s epic biography of Alexander Hamilton. There’s no better way to pass the time of nine hours on the road than by listening…