bugsy running on lone rock beach with the airstream and f-150 in the background
  • Two nights in Franklin, NC–Spring in the NC Mountains trip

    Two nights in Franklin, NC–Spring in the NC Mountains trip

    We visited Franklin in early May 2024 as part of our short Spring in the NC Mountains trip. The first destination of our six-day let’s-take-the-Airstream-somewhere-fun trip was Franklin, NC, a small town in the mountains southwest of Asheville. We hadn’t been to Franklin before, but we enjoyed a stay in nearby Sylva several years ago,…

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  • Trip planning: Spring in the NC mountains

    Trip planning: Spring in the NC mountains

    The Airstream just came home from the shop–you may recall from the end of our last trip that we had a nonfunctioning hot water heater bypass, damage from the exploded tire, and a missing rock guard. Everything appears to be ship shape now, so it’s time for a road trip! As we started thinking about…

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  • Tucson for Christmas Trip: Retrospective

    Tucson for Christmas Trip: Retrospective

    We were on the road from 12/10/23 to 1/14/24 for our Christmas trip to Tucson. We had some lofty goals this trip: obviously we were going to spend a solid chunk of time in Tucson for Christmas with family, but we also wanted to get all the way out to Death Valley, and hit Austin…

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  • One night in Asheville, NC (visit #15)–Tucson for Christmas Trip

    One night in Asheville, NC (visit #15)–Tucson for Christmas Trip

    We were in Asheville in January 2024, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our Asheville Favorites here. Last stop for the Tucson trip! We were ready to get home and return to a more manageable eating and drinking schedule. Atlanta to Asheville is a 3.5-hour (without Atlanta traffic) interstate journey; our trip was uneventful but…

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  • One night in Atlanta, GA (visit #7?)–Tucson for Christmas Trip

    One night in Atlanta, GA (visit #7?)–Tucson for Christmas Trip

    We were in Atlanta in January 2024, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our previous visit a couple years ago here. With a time zone change, it was a four-hour trip from Tuscaloosa, our previous stop, to Atlanta. We love stopping in Atlanta on our way to/from home because we park the Airstream…

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  • One night in Tuscaloosa, AL–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Tuscaloosa, AL–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We were in Tuscaloosa in January 2024, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Between New Orleans and Atlanta (our next scheduled destination), we had an open night. Where to stop? Mobile left us with too much driving the next morning, Birmingham doesn’t have a convenient RV campground, maybe return to Montgomery? Or Tuscaloosa? College towns…

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  • Three nights in New Orleans, LA (visit #3)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    Three nights in New Orleans, LA (visit #3)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We were in New Orleans in January 2024, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our previous visits in 2021 here, and in 2020 here. Oh boy oh boy oh boy we love New Orleans but we were especially excited to visit in January because it was KING CAKE SEASON!!! Campground Once again, we…

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  • One night in Lafayette, LA (visit #2)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Lafayette, LA (visit #2)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We were in Lafayette in January 2024, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our previous visit in 2017 here. The drive to Lafayette from Austin is a pretty crappy six hours: all interstate, and traffic gets snarled up around Houston. BUT! We finally got to stop at a Punjabi dhaba and that made…

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  • Three nights in Austin, TX (visit #6)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    Three nights in Austin, TX (visit #6)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We were in Austin in January 2024, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our previous visits here: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, and again a few weeks later in 2021. Oh man we love Airstreaming in (to?) Austin. The location of the campground, the food, the weather (well, usually), the running, the beer, the music… it’s just…

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  • One night in Fredericksburg, TX (visit #3)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Fredericksburg, TX (visit #3)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Fredericksburg in January 2024 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our second visit in 2018 here, and our first in 2016 here. As we drove east from Las Cruces, we considered options for our next stop along I-10 on the way to Austin. Fort Stockton is just under five…

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