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…

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…

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…

The Armistice and American Greatness

We headed to Loyd Park for a perfect fall weekend, complete with mild weather, chilly nights and crisp, clear mornings. It was an ideal time for reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. The guns fell silent at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month…