Saturday, December 29, 2018

Big Buddy Fuel

I plan on using a 20lb propane tank, but it’s always good to be prepared just in case.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Big Buddy

In preparation for our trip to our new property in March, we got ourselves a backup heater to the Dyson purifier/heater.  In case the electricity goes out, we got ourselves a Mr. Heater Big Buddy.  I’m testing out tonight since it’s cold...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Realtor sent pictures, and sure enough there is a shed in our (soon to be) new property, and it has a golf cart inside!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hidden Treasure?

My wife found a plot map online for the property we are wanting to purchase in North Carolina.  It is from the local tax collector office.  In that map, it shows the dimensions of the covered area, which confirm our Airstream will fit once we remove the park model that is currently there.  That is great.

It also show a 7’ x 10’ shed in the back that is not shown in any of the pictures or listing descriptions.  Mind you, we’ve never actually seen the lot in person, we actually went to see the one across the street.  So we are familiar with the area, but not this specific lot.  And although I am mostly interested in the piece of land, it is very curious that they would not mention a storage shed in the property.

Hidden treasure?

Friday, December 7, 2018

That Was Quick

Well, three days later, our realtor tells us our offer was accepted!  So now we are the proud owners of a summer retreat in the North Carolina mountains!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Summer Retreat, Part Deux

The owners of the property we were looking at have a very high opinion of it.  Much higher than us.  A lot higher than us.  The realtor found that the people right across the street from them were also selling, for a lot less, and 50% more livable space in much better condition.  God works in mysterious ways.  So now we are pursuing the other one...

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Summer Retreat

We found a cozy little lot that would make the perfect summer retreat.  Only problem is that there’s a beat up park model already there.  We made the offer and if accepted we’ll have to dispose of that RV.  We can picture our Airstream under that roof!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Detour to North Carolina

Today we took a small (6 hour) detour without the Airstream to visit a place called Linville Land Harbor. Temperatures rarely exceed 80 degrees in the summer, and they have RV spots.  We’re thinking about getting ourselves a summer getaway.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Airstream in Da House

Actually, two Airstreams this Thanksgiving weekend!  Another thing to be thankful for!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Retirement Planning

No, not the financial kind.  The “where will we spend our retirement years” type planning.  We own the lot at River Ranch RV Resort and we absolutely love it.  We can see ourselves spending quite a bit of time down there.  Except during the summer.  The place is brutally hot.  Snowbirds have it figured out.

So we are searching for a place “up north” where we can spend our summers.  But I dislike the Northeast (long story), and I would rather not drive for 5 days to get to where I’m going.  So North Carolina it is.

A friend of mine turned me onto a place called Newland.  Apparently due to its height above sea level, the average summer temperature is in the high 70’s.  So during our Hilton Head trip we will take a one day detour around Newland, North Carolina to go check it out.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Prepping for the Trip

Next week we go to Hilton Head Island via Jacksonville.  Looking forward to it!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veteran’s Day

A great big THANK YOU to all the veterans out there.  Thanks to you we enjoy our liberty.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

For When The Zombies Come

There’s a certain “prepper” element to camping.  If not for the zombie apocalypse, maybe a nasty storm that knocks out power for a few days. Being able to “make do” without electricity is a critical component to camping (and zombie preparedness).

So my wife got in on the action and bought an electricity free clothes washer from Lavario.  Just in case.  You never know.  Seems pretty silly to me.  But then again how come those folks on The Walking Dead are always wearing clean clothes?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Flush the Tanks

Something we do every so often.  Glad to have a sewer connection in our lot.

Wash and Wax

I had the Airstream wash and waxed today.  I forgot I had it waxed in August.  So now it’s nice and double waxed.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Some Maintenance

Today we filled the water in our house batteries and ran the generator to charge up its starter battery.  We also cleared some debris from the roof. 

It’s the little things that keep it going. 

Monday, October 1, 2018