Esprit de Corps

It didn’t take long before another camper asked about the meaning behind the big red numbers we spent the morning adhering to our Airstream. “Is that some kind of registration?” he asked. We were only too happy to explain. Our number, 9097, is our official membership number in the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI),…

Finally, a Focus!

We’ve been trying to decide on a focus for our travels. Cliff loves the lure of a lighthouse. Should we make lighthouses our destination? Jon is enamored with National Parks. It’s nearly impossible to see them all in a lifetime, but maybe a¬†goal could be those in the West? As we debated the possibilities, we…

The Great Pretender

If you’ve never seen one before, we’d like to introduce you to the ironclad beetle, a little visitor to our campsite. We had never seen one before today, but we were intrigued when we saw Baxter sniffing it as it lay on our pad. It was absolutely motionless, despite Baxter’s inspection, so we thought it…

All Quiet on the Eastern Coast

After a surprisingly crowded, noisy July Fourth weekend, we’re finally able to enjoy some peace and quiet along the eastern shore of Joe Pool Lake at Cedar Hill State Park. When we arrived on Thursday afternoon, we had no idea what was in store. Campsites were limited to only a few, so Cliff arrived early…

Fresh Flower Fridays

Friday has always been “Date Night” in the Garinn household, usually with grilled steaks, great wine and a late night walk hand-in-hand. Several months ago, we decided to add another dimension to our Fridays: fresh flowers. It began with Jon stopping at the grocery store on his way home from work to pick up a…

A Four-Day Fourth

We’re planning a trip to our favorite backyard state park for the July Fourth weekend, taking Friday and Monday off work to extend our celebration over four days. The Fourth of July has special meaning for us. It’s the day that we officially designate as our first date. Although we met a month before, it…

Bath Time!

Finally, we’re taking the Airstream for a long-needed bath! It’s been stored since our return from Yosemite in May. Although we’ve made several visits to restock, remodel and replenish, we haven’t been able to tend to the bugs and tar and grime from our nearly 3,000-mile adventure. So we’re taking it to our favorite backyard…