bugsy and the shuttlecock kc

One day in Kansas City, MO

Technically, we were here two nights and one day, if you’re wondering how we managed to cram in so much alcohol consumption. Overall, we found Kansas City to be interesting aesthetically, but we were turned off by all the closed...

Bugsy and the St Louis Arch

Four days in St Louis, MO

St Louis isn’t somewhere we’d ever talked about visiting. All I really knew about it was that the Arch is there. But while researching this trip’s itinerary, J discovered that St Louis is one of the rare big cities that has...

bugsy and a frozen waterfall in devil's den state park

Three days in Fayetteville, AR

I was surprised at how much I liked Fayetteville, not having really known much about it going in. We had mostly considered it a base from which to do some hiking in the Ozarks, but in addition to that, from...

hiking Wichita Mountains refuge

Two days in Medicine Park, OK

We learned about Medicine Park from one of the million “best small town” lists we’ve read over the last couple years for Airstream trip planning purposes. The tiny, historic resort town is making a comeback from being down on its...

Bugsy on a buffalo in Abilene

One day in Abilene, TX

When plotting the route for this trip, we had some definite destinations that needed to be connected by unknown intermediate points. Abilene was one such point, chosen because it has a few breweries and a campground not too far from...

airstream in savannah campground

Two days in Savannah, GA

J and I had not been to Savannah, so we wanted to spend as much time as possible wandering around and soaking up the history and architecture of the city. Our internet research did not get us particularly excited about...

container ship and cooper river bridge

Five days in Charleston, SC

Charleston is a beautiful and interesting city, full of history, culture, and great food and beer, and we look forward to a return visit… but without our tin can home so we can stay in town! As is the case with...

saturday night in downtown mobile

Two days in Mobile, AL

Campground We stayed at Shady Acres Campground, a peaceful, no-frills campground in a neighborhood a short drive from downtown Mobile. We appreciated that we were able to cobble together a decent run from our front door, through the cemetery on...

butler trail austin

Austin: Exploring the City

We loved Austin. Did I mention that when telling you about our eating and drinking exploits there? It may not seem like it from my other Austin posts, but we actually did a lot around the city that didn’t involve eating...

mesa verde cliff palace

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park does not offer extensive hiking; it is mostly about the views and tours of the ancient cliff dwellings. We did a few short hikes and one of the scenic drives, stopping at overlooks to ogle the artifacts. We did not tour any...