May 5, 2017
Excited to be back in the Airstream. During our first three weeks we have decided to stay East. We will be poking around in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina.
Our first stop is the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (BSF). This is exciting for me. This is the beautiful area I used to come with my friends from TSRA, white water paddling. Fond memories of swimming and being rescued in many a rapid here on the Cumberland Plateau (pronounced plataw if you are from around here). Unfortunately we are off to a very rainy start with more on the way. When I was paddling we loved the weekday rains that created the weekend high water. Not so much now. But what better way to get acclimated to our 100 SF home.
I know, you are saying this is his first post in 6 months, and already he is talking about the weather. Yep. It is our guiding force out here on the road.
Probably right before a swim and rescue.😊
October 1, 2016
Phew, when you are used to driving in small chunks, three hard days takes it out of you. We are all tired after a 1,700 mile journey from Cottonwood, AZ. To Nashville. Our “season” is over. We had a great time. Five months on the road. Many rivers fished and sunsets viewed. I will probably do a recap post and then go silent until we begin our next adventure.
September 24, 2016
Rex and Larry were very disappointed. 3 days at the North Rim of The Grand Canyon. 3 days of cold and rain.😢
Now back in sunshine in Cottonwood, AZ.
September 19, 2016
Today is a “down day”. I’m not referring to my mood, just describing some of the more mundane aspects of our traveling. On a down day we do laundry, shower, grocery shopping and maybe minor Airstream maintenance. Today we are in a RV Park outside of Zion NP. It’s a good day for a down day. Temps are high and we have full utilities including A/C and cable TV which means Monday Night Football. We also have good wifi which is rare in our travels.
Since we have wifi I thought I would post a video I made in June describing our camp choices.
Some Boondocking sites this Summer.
Tomorrow we travel from Zion to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
September 15, 2016
It seems like a month ago we left the coast of California. It’s only been 10 days but a lot of miles. Look Pioche, Nevada up on the map. I told Leslie after today, that I’ve never driven so far and seen so few people. We drove about 350 miles from Mono Lake, CA to Pioche. Not that Pioche was our destination, just a place to rest.
The last 10 days have been very touristy. Not to put down the poor folks that aren’t professional travelers.
We’ve been to Sequoia National Park, King’s Canyon National Park, and Yosemite. We are now headed to Zion National Park. Did you all know 2016 is the Centennial Celebration of the Park Service.