Changes and Chills

October brings seasonal change to North Texas. We experienced that change firsthand as we went from warm afternoons to chilly nights and crisp mornings at our lakeside retreat in Cedar Hill State Park. Brisk breezes prompted bundling up in blankets as we snuggled with our canine companions. Of course, October has also brought a job…

The Marks That Time Has Made

As we approach a full decade of marriage (we were married on Dec. 18, 2004, so we began our 10th anniversary almost a year ago), we’re grateful that we know each other better than anyone else knows us. We see each other’s faults and follies, and we lean on each other’s strengths and steadfastness. We…

The Sun Sets on Summer

We managed to squeeze in one more September camp-out at Cedar Hill State Park to close out our summer season, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Temperatures reached the mid-80s during the day and the low 60s at night, making for great hikes and pleasant evenings. Plus, with partly cloudy skies, we were…

First Date

We’re about to have our first date with the Heart of Texas Camping Unit, our local affiliate¬†of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International. We’ve been anticipating this event for months–a weekend campout at the City of Hico’s Bosque River RV Park. We’ve been assured that the Heart of Texas unit is a laid back group,…

Warm Winds

Labor Day brought warm winds to Joe Pool Lake, a welcome respite to the stifling humid heat of the previous days. We relaxed inside the rig, with the dogs nearby, baroque music playing and breakfast cocktails at the ready. With a 2 p.m. checkout time, we didn’t start packing up until after we had our…

Of Life and Labor

While the origins of Labor Day may be disputed, there seems to be little disagreement about what the holiday means today. Whether it’s an occasion to take a break from the demands of labor, mark the end of summer or the start of school, Labor Day is a transitional holiday for most Americans. According to…

Brand Management

We’ve long admired other Airstream bloggers who’ve extended¬†their blog brand with decals on their rigs. But we didn’t know how relatively easy and inexpensive it was to do. So, we’re happy to reveal our logo, visible on windows at the back and on the driver’s side of the Airstream. Hopefully, this little bit of brand…