Summer Scorcher

Another weekend with triple-digit temperatures found us camping at Loyd Park, where we enjoyed a shaded site and mild mornings with cool breezes off Joe Pool Lake. Most folks have the good sense to head toward cooler climates at this time of year, but our jobs keep us tethered to the immediate Dallas-Fort Worth area,…

Introducing: The Journey Jug

Jon’s cousins recently notified him to tell him they had discovered a vintage jug while sorting through their mother’s belongings. They thought we might be interested in adding it to our camping collection, perhaps by repurposing it as a lantern. Within a few days, the package arrived at our door, and we knew immediately we…

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,…

Like Camping in Our Own Backyard

Although we tried for weeks to get a local campsite, none were to be had. Halloween has taken on all the trappings of a national holiday, so area campgrounds are completely booked the weekend closest to it. Our only option was to spend the weekend in Cloud 9 parked at the storage unit. It’s like…

August in Austin

Most folks with any knowledge of Texas weather wouldn’t dream of traveling to Austin in the middle of August for a camp-out, even under the towering trees at Pecan Grove RV Park. But Cliff’s attendance at a work-related conference necessitated a three-day stay, so wE decided to make a week of it. Doing so gave…

Three Years, and Counting

It has been said that time is our most precious commodity. We’ve long subscribed to the idea that the best way to spend our time is by traveling. And so, three years ago this week, we¬†took possession of our first Airstream, a 22-foot Sport, and spent our first night camping out. We kept that rig…