Billie the Airstream

So… big news. We found a 1967 Globetrotter about 40 minutes from our house that was in great, almost ready-to-go shape and was a good price. While it sounds extra to have two Airstreams, Annie is obviously a work in progress while Billie has already been taken out! It took a little time to get…

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Annie the Airstream

In 1985, my father purchased a 1964 Airstream Trade Wind. I remember when he began renovating it in our driveway. Much of the inside he kept original, and it all worked. He redid the floors, and we had a scare that asbestos was in them. I had to be x-rayed for exposure because of course,…

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My Top Songs of 2018 from Spotify

I generally have a soundtrack in my head at all times. Horrible meeting? Head Like A Hole. Kayaking in Alabama? Dixieland Delight or the Deliverance banjo duel. Late night café, drinking coffee, looking at a somewhat eerie streetscape? LCD Soundsystem’s oh baby (oddly specific, no?). Every time I hear Pet Sounds I think of riding…

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Water On The Go

Being outside means you’re probably moving around, and you need water!  The LifeStraw is a trusted means of getting clean drinking water.  You may have seen the original LifeStraw which is super convenient, but they also make a LifeStraw Water Bottle!  I love the purple one.  I’ve found this helpful if I run out of water on…

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Gary Coleman

I remember using this Coleman camp kitchen in the late 80s.  It has been safely stowed away in my dad’s warehouse for 20 years (is it 20?  Or 30?).  It never really got much use because my dad had an Airstream set up that was immobile but so cool.  If anything, we would use the…

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Storage: Backpacks, Coolers, Dry Bags, etc.

Backpacks My husband and I are both big fans of Osprey Bags.  I have a Sirrus 36 which is good for about a two day camping trip – though I’m sure it could go longer depending on your packing.  I just purchased the Daylite in the Ruska Purple that matches (yay!).  It will be perfect…

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Gadgets

Traveling is a part of my job, so I’m constantly looking for new bags, gadgets, and self-care items to make it easier to travel.  It’s not easy to travel long distances, and a good bag that is utilitarian (bonus points if it is cute!) will make life so much easier when you are cranky and…

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Tennessee Homesick Blues and Getting Chucked on the Nolichucky

We went over to East Tennessee, Flag Pond to be exact, in July. Being from Tennessee and going to East Tennessee at least a few times a year growing up, I was so happy to return to the mountains and beautiful creeks and foliage this summer. Our plan was to kayak the Nolichucky a few…

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