Category Archives: winter travel

Vote for the Boats

You may recall that we sold our kayaks and purchased two super light Hornbeck boats this summer. We like them a lot but wonder about lugging them 7,000 miles, much of which is desert, for the relatively few chances we … Continue reading

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Slip, Sliding, Away

We have been watching the weather forecast for several weeks and were not happy to see a winter storm scheduled for the day before our departure. However, the snow was going to be followed by freezing rain, and then rain … Continue reading

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Winterizing the Airstream

With temperatures forecast for 22 degrees F last night, I felt pretty smug having a wood fire going in the house and having the Airstream winterized and ready for what we know is up ahead. The fact that I worked … Continue reading

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Florida Plans

I’ve mapped out a three month trip to Florida. It was much tougher than planning to go to the Southwest because Florida state parks fill up fast — often I grabbed the last site available — and the state wants … Continue reading

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South or Southwest

Autumn is here, the leaves are starting to change rapidly, and we’ve had several frosty mornings to remind us what is up ahead. While some folks plan their winter travel all summer, it takes a few wakeup calls, like the … Continue reading

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“Don’t Hurry Home”

I’ve been watching the temperatures in Vermont finally climb into the 40’s and hearing reports of signs of spring. I even emailed my friend who with his wife, keeps an eye on the house, and he replied that "Your driveway … Continue reading

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Leg 2 – On The Way

After a wonderful Christmas visit to Jennifer, Ben, & Mac – where we went to a frenzied but fun church pagaent, participated in a memorable Christmas buffet coked by iron chef Ben, and had lunch with our dear friends, the … Continue reading

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Leg 1 — North Middlesex to Merrimac, MA

After a burst of snow Wednesday night making our driveway interesting to negotiate, I checked weather forecasts and went ahead with my plan to move the Airstream to MA where we can launch after Christmas.  It was a blustery chilly … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans …..

Saturday morning, I slid down our iced-up driveway in four-wheel drive, thankful that I had got the Airstream home the day before.  Well, Sunday, after a night of high winds and blowing snow, we woke up to this: With winds … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Texas

We got our first significant snowfall last night and while it is pretty outside, to me it’s a reminder of why we are getting ready to head Southwest. Instead of reading about Rick Perry and Ted Cruz, I’ve been following … Continue reading

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