Road Trips

Posted: Monday, January 8, 2024 - 14:24
  • Welcome to the Mothership

In preparation of our 2024 road trip plans, we traveled north to the Airstream Service Center in Jackson Center, Ohio for a checkup. The Airstream was in excellent condition but we wanted it checked out before our planned year of travel.

Posted: Monday, January 1, 2024 - 12:58
  • Begin 2024

2024. Time for us to begin again. It’s been a while.

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:43
  • The glorious Badlands

We said we would and we did. We returned to enjoy the spectacular views of Badlands National Park in South Dakota.

Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 14:00
  • Broken brake spring

When Airstream trips average thousands of miles, things can happen despite the best preventive maintenance and care.

Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 12:37
  • Return to Cumberland Mountain State Park

This is the park where we took our first Airstream for its very first trip back in 2013.

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 17:41
  • Social distancing at White Sands National Park

Lunch stop inside White Sands National Park.

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 12:30
  • Prada Marfa

We’ve talked about going to Marfa for years. Today was the day.

Posted: Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 10:45
  • Pop art commemorating the western movie Giant

The movie Giant was filmed in Marfa, Texas in the 1950s and starred James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 16:32
  • Road sign showing the distance to Wilmington, North Carolina at the start of I-40 in Barstow, CA

We have now traveled the entire length of Interstate 40. Twice.

Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:55
  • Donner Summit on I-80

Donner Summit on I-80 is one of our go-to overnight stops on cross-country road trips.

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 21:29
  • Grayton Beach State Park

After 60,000+ miles of travel, we both agree that Grayton Beach State Park in northern Florida is still one of our favorite places to visit.

Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 00:13
  • Goats stop by to say hello at Jackson Lake Island

Well, good morning. Goats stop by to say hello at Jackson Lake Island in Alabama.

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:16
  • U.S. Airmail concrete directional arrow from the 1920s

We spent a couple of hours chasing down one of the old U.S. Airmail concrete directional arrows from the 1920s.

Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 13:10
  • Badlands National Park

The many colors of Badlands National Park were spectacular and unexpected. It’s truly a must see.

Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 11:51
  • U2 - Joshua Tree

Playlist for driving through Joshua Tree National Park

Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 09:52
  • Sunrise at Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park

We will be talking about this sunrise for a very long time.

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 09:55
  • Route 66 Midpoint

Halfway between Chicago and Santa Monica on Route 66

Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 09:29
  • Skydance Bridge over I-40 in Oklahoma City

The Skydance Bridge over I-40 in Oklahoma City is stunning at night

Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 09:35
  • The beginning of a new chapter - retirement!

The beginning of a new chapter - our first day of retirement!

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 12:39
  • Thanksgiving in Florida

For the third year in a row, we spend Thanksgiving 2019 with family in Florida

Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:57
  • Saguaro National Park

Roaming through the cacti at Saguaro National Park in Arizona

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 19:29
  • Boondocking at Joshua Tree National Park

Beautiful day at Joshua Tree National Park in southern California

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:29
  • Peace

Endless miles of pavement running toward distant mountains

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 09:34
  • U.S. Highway 50, the Loneliest Road in America

We finally drive the Loneliest Road in America.

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 17:11
  • Utah - Life Elevated

State #8 of our second westward road trip in 2019

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 15:17
  • Welcome to Wyoming

Getting away from the noise, traffic and nonstop distractions of city-life isn’t hard in Wyoming

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 14:33
  • Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

We loved visiting the Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska.

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:41
  • Continental Divide on I-80 in Wyoming

Wyoming is an overachiever when it comes to the Continental Divide - Well done, Wyoming!

Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 11:47
  • The only authentic working Danish windmill in America

We stop in Elk Horn, Iowa to see the only authentic working Danish windmill in America

Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 09:52
  • Future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk

We boldly go where few Airstream's have gone before to find the future birthplace of James T. Kirk

Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 22:30
  • Greetings from Iowa 80

Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 21:59
  • Our view of the Bonneville Salt Flats

Imagine a place so flat you seem to see the curvature of the Earth

Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 23:11
  • Victron Color Control GX and BMV-712 in our Airstream Classic 30

We travel to AM Solar in Oregon for a massive solar upgrade

Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:49
  • Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is the lowest, hottest, otherworldly and driest place on Earth.

Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 15:31
  • Wine Ridge RV Resort

After boondocking for a couple of weeks on our cross-country trip to the west coast, we found an oasis at Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages.

Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 17:32
  • Standin' on the corner in Winslow Arizona

Winslow, Arizona was one of the top must-stop exits off I-40 on our first cross-country trip to the west coast in 2019.

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:45
  • 2018 Audi A3 Quattro S Prestige with sport package

We spent weeks looking at several brands of sports sedans for Janet. In the end one stood out for handsome looks and driving enjoyment.

Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 07:55
  •  Jersey Shore Haven Airstream Park

Posted: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 11:13
  • 2017 Airstream Classic 30J Queen - Stock# 10944

The Classic is built for people committed to a life well-lived

Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:11
  • SinglePoint Communications MAX Transit router and Roof Mount Antenna

A reliable internet connection is almost as important as water and power for Airstream adventurers. Some claim it's more important. We fall into the latter group.

Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 09:02
  • A picture is worth a thousand words

Janet took this quick photo at Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores on our way to Middleburg, Virginia. We think it says it all. We love the Airstream life. 

Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:25
  • Flying Cloud meets International Signature at Colonial Airstream

Welcome to our 2015 Airstream 27FB International Signature and a last look at our 2013 Airstream 25FB Flying Cloud.

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 19:12
  • SpaceX CRS-7 clears the tower

A visit to Cocoa Beach, Florida to witness a rocket blast away from planet Earth is one of the most amazing experiences you will find anywhere in the USA.

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 19:13
  • Janet introduces Gadget to President Lincoln

We were honored to spend a few minutes with President Abraham Lincoln

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 18:39
  • Movie time at Route 66 Twin Drive-In Theatre in Springfield, Illinois

While exploring Springfield, Illinois we found the iconic Route 66 Twin Drive-In Theatre.

Posted: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 22:05
  • East Penn 2179 Locomotive

East Penn 2179 Locomotive in Pennsylvania

Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 21:50
  • Harmony Hill Road Covered Bridge

Harmony Hill Road Covered Bridge in Pennsylvania.  Nope, not going through there with an Airstream; but so glad we got to drive by and see it.

Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 09:16
  • Jersey Shore Airstream Haven

We spend two nights at Jersey Shore Airstream Haven, an Airstream only campground in South Seaville, New Jersey.