Category Archives: Airstream Interstate

Checking Out The Van

Finally, we got The Goshawk ready for a local mid-week camping trip to Ricker Pond State Park. I had reserved the only on-shoreline spot we could fit into and as I write this looking out the door, I can see … Continue reading

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Tooting Our Own Horn

The horn on Sprinter vans is a joke, sounding like a clown car. Ours died last winter in California and I haven’t replaced it, to Sally’s delight since she hates horn honking and enjoys watching me hit the mute horn when a … Continue reading

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Free at Last

Three months ago, I wrote about the poor service I was experiencing as the Interstate languished in the storage yard at Pete’s RV’s in South Burlington. I guess I knew then, when they took their sweet time to do anything, … Continue reading

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Service Please!

While the weather in Vermont has been cool and rainy and not conducive to camping, we are becoming impatient with the delays and lack of progress in getting repairs estimated and begun. Pete’s RV in South Burlington has not distinguished … Continue reading

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Heading Home

While in California, I learned that my dead MacBook battery was going to be a $750 repair so I am limping home using just the cord, which is touchy. So blogging is slow since I can’t pull off the bird … Continue reading

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On The Beach

South Carlsbad State Beach is a wonderful camping site — very popular and almost impossible to get into. I made reservations months ago for a beachside site. Here is what we see out our windows: We have watched California Grey … Continue reading

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Goose Island Birds – A Sampling

Goose Island State Park is one of my favorite birding spots. Our first few outings have been very rewarding. Here is a Black-capped Titmouse who showed himself just a few hundred yards from our campsite as we started out. Walking … Continue reading

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Biking For Birds

We had three days of foggy mornings at Galveston Beach State Park but every so often, the sun showed itself. Saturday morning, we rode our bikes over to some of the bayside trails and in spite of wind and fog, … Continue reading

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Galveston Beach

"Galveston, oh, Galveston, I still hear your seawaves crashin,…" On the way to Galveston Beach State Park, we took the ferry across the Houston ship channel. Halfway across, we downloaded Glen Campbell’s "Galveston" and listened to it the rest of … Continue reading

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Au Revoir Louisiana

After thawing ourselves and the rig out at Fontainbleau State Park where we took a long walk and saw this Bald Eagle along with a number of American Coots, some Common Gallinules, and numerous kinglets and warblers. Here are a … Continue reading

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