The Blog

Welcome to The Blog – a complete journal of our Airstream Adventures as we travel around the country exploring new and interesting places and seeing all that we can see. We hope you enjoy exploring with us.

Appalachian Mountains and Barrier Islands.

For this episode we venture away from the Atlantic Ocean for a few weeks to meander the Blue Ridge Parkway and see what remains of the autumn foliage on display in the Appalachians. It was sad leaving the coast but we will return after blowing some leaves in the Virginias. The Commonwealth of Virginia First…

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New England, how I love thee.

Lily and I left the wonders of Maine and eagerly traveled south towards the most populous state in the New England region. It was a beautiful sunny day when we blew right thru New Hampshire and rolled into our next destination. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts I was super excited to be in Massachusetts and spend…

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Autumn! The Maine event.

Lily and I arrived on the east coast after a grueling rush to get to Maine. While casually crossing the northwest states, I came to learn that most campgrounds near Acadia National Park close for the season right after Columbus Day. So, we had to pick up the pace pretty quick to arrive in time…

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The Crown of the Continent, part 2.

Lily and I crossed The Continental Divide and arrived on the east side of Glacier National Park on a super windy afternoon. It was so windy that after disconnecting the Airstream we just hunkered down for a day to let the gusts subside before venturing back into the splendor of Glacier. St. Mary, MT I…

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The Crown of the Continent, part 1.

It’s official, Lily and I are back on the road for our next Airstream Adventure. This time, we are headed east along the northern most states en route to New England for some epic fall leaf peeping and then down the east coast towards Florida and the southern most point. Along the way, we are…

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A Seattle Summer to Remember!

Hi there! We hope you’ve had a splendid summer so far. Lily and I have been parked at home in Seattle for six months relaxing and planning out the next adventure. The weather sure did take a bit longer than I had hoped to turn nice but once it did I was reminded that summer…

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7,223 Miles, 123 Nights, 63 Destinations.

Our West Coast journey is complete! Lily and I reluctantly returned home just in time for the tail end (we hope) of the rains that will produce a typical stunning Seattle spring and summer season. Bring on the allergies!!!! Before we sign off for the summer, here’s a look at our travel map: the route…

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Fire, Death, and Parachute Shields.

Lily and I wrapped up our month in Utah and prepared to head into Nevada for the final stretch of our West Coast trip. Alas, the snow caught up with us and we woke up to a winter surprise on our last morning in Kanab. The day before it was super windy with dust and…

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Dramatic Canyons, Famous Valleys, and Crimson Spires.

We are wrapping up our time in Moab and still exploring this fascinating area. It’s quite a small town but I actually found a little local grocery store that carries all my favorite organic food brands that I regularly enjoy back home in Seattle. Canyonlands National Park Next on the list is Canyonlands and I…

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Majestic Rock Faces and Natures Architecture.

At last, we arrive at the mightiest and most spectacular of the National Parks. This is probably the highlight of our West Coast trip and our first time camping inside a National Park. It was awesome in every sense of the word. Zion National Park What can one say about Zion except it is simply…

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Red Rocks and a Sandstone Wonderland.

We are back in Arizona after a week in Albuquerque wrapping up errands. ABQ treated us well altho the temps dropped well below freezing every night. The truck is serviced, Amazon packages collected, Trader Joe’s stocked, and now we are ready to get back on the road and see more amazing stuff. Petroglyph National Monument…

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Caverns, Cliff Houses, and Dunefields.

Lily and I had a productive several days getting chores done and resetting the Airstream in Tucson. The highlight of our time in Tucson – I was treated to an authentic Mexican food dinner the night before we hitched up and continued East to our next destination. Thanks for dinner Chris Huff. Tombstone, AZ Before…

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Wind Farms. A Saline Lake. The Green Desert.

Lily and I are very much enjoying the desert winter as everyone back home in Seattle endures snow and rain and gloom. I’ve worn shorts everyday since we arrived in the desert just before the holidays. Anyway, here’s what we’ve been up to while most everyone was taking down decorations and thinking about getting back…

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Anza-Borrego Desert, and Rainbows!

Lily and I arrived in the desert just before Christmas with much anticipation and curiosity and we were not disappointed. The drive over on Hwy 8 was really cool. The geography of the area is super rocky, hilly, and barren. We came pretty close to the Mexico border and even saw a glimpse of the…

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California Coast, part 3.

Our time on the Malibu coast was interesting. We had two major rain/wind storms and then just the wind which caused my allergies to explode. I was miserable for several days. But, it was undeniably beautiful where we stayed and I got to visit with friends while we were here. It was a good week…

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California Coast, part 2.

Lily and I spent a low-key week in Ventura at the vintage Airstream park. It was some good down time to get stocked up on groceries and collect some deliveries from Amazon. In case you were wondering how I get Amazon deliveries on the road, it’s really easy, you just select a location nearby that…

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California Coast, part 1.

We arrived back at the Pacific Ocean to continue our adventure down the west coast. The drive from the Sacramento Valley to the Coast was a long one – lots of holiday travelers returning home from Thanksgiving gatherings and a few accidents on I-5 kept us inside the truck for almost 5.5 hours. I was…

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Thanksgiving, and being thankful.

It was that day again, and I hope you had a good one. Lily and I enjoyed some quality time with our good friends in Northern California. The weather was great, the wine was perfect, and the food was delicious. We couldn’t have asked for a better visit, and we are most thankful for that.…

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Trees, really big trees!

We left Oregon behind us and entered California. The drive down US 101 aka The Redwood Highway was just spectacular – the coastline is absolutely stunning. I’ve driven this route many many times before but it looked so much more beautiful this time. Maybe it’s because I’ve never taken the time to observe and appreciate…

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Oregon Coast, part 2.

Lily and I wrapped up our soggy yet amazing time in Yachats. Our last day was actually dry for a few hours so I rushed over to see the Devils Churn before it started raining again. I parked my big truck in the tiny parking lot and headed down the trail towards the ocean. I…

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Oregon Coast, part 1.

The Oregon Coast is stunningly beautiful. From the top where it touches Washington all the way to the bottom where it attaches to (or tries to detach from) California. Literally, the entire coast is gorgeous. If you’ve been here then you know! Before we can get there, Lily and I need to pickup the Airstream…

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Ultimate Airstream!

Lily and I took the Airstream 165 miles to Portland for the month long upgrade project that will be done by Ultimate Airstreams. It was a glorious PNW rainy day and the drive down was a soggy uneventful experience. The goal is to make RV living as self sufficient as possible. So, she will spend…

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First Tow!

The day that I have been anticipating and waiting for finally arrived. The weight distribution hitch was installed and …. wait for it …. I got to tow the Airstream for the first time. I literally did not sleep the night before I was too excited. Lots of questions got answered this day. I think…

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Delivery Day!

Finally, after 6 months of waiting patiently, I took delivery of my brand new 27′ Airstream Globetrotter!!!!! Here she is “on stage” for my walk-thru and acceptance. Absolutely gorgeous!!! The biggest surprise at first glance was the awning – it looked much better IRL than in the marketing pics on the Airstream website. And, it’s…

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