I get this question a lot with the Avion — and now I’m getting it with the Silver Streak. No, it’s not an Airstream. But all of them drew on the same post-World War Two airplane design and technology — riveted aluminum, rounded edges for streamlined aerodynamics on the road. “Famous Aircraft Riveted Construction” They… Read More Is It an Airstream?
I’ll be the first to admit it: I seriously overpacked for my trip to Baja last winter. Anyone who’s ever taken an extended vacation to an unfamiliar (or even familiar!) place will totally understand this: “Oh, just one more pair of jeans. Oh, and that X, and that Y, and maybe both of those Zs….”… Read More Traveling Light: Downsizing for the Road
SQUEEEEE! It’s official: I am the deliriously happy owner of this 1978 Silver Streak trailer! As with the Avion, this came to me through the kind of lucky coincidence that really suggests the hand of fate at work. In early February, I got a phone call out of the blue from Lois Codd, a lovely… Read More Home Sweet Home
I discovered the Fountain of Youth on my first extended road trip in the Avion. I’d celebrated New Year’s 2017 on the road, but it was just a weekend jaunt to an RV park near Lake Berryessa. I’d won a drawing at CamperWorld for a free stay and that seemed like an auspicious way to… Read More Hello Again, Fountain of Youth!
Soon after returning to Nevada City from the Heart of America Tour, I began casting out feelers for a new space to park the Avion. My parents’ place, my long-time home base, is lovely and welcoming in many ways but it’s also several miles outside of town and far enough up the mountain that there’s… Read More Welcome to AROHO
Lighting Options for the Road When I bought my camper, few of the core systems – plumbing, electrical (except for the refrigerator) – were still in working order. The guy who sold me the Avion had solved his lighting needs by dotting the walls and cabinets with those plastic stick-on LED disks. A perfectly serviceable… Read More Fiat Lux!
Resources for Road People Finding Boondockers Welcome was one of those happy accidents where everything aligns and you have no doubt that the Universe is indeed looking out for you. Last weekend I was headed down to Sacramento for a Saturday encaustic painting workshop. I had hoped to park at a friend’s place in Davis… Read More Boondockers Welcome!
My family moved a lot when I was growing up, first escaping the Midwest the summer after I finished kindergarten for a year in the sunshine and beaches of Southern California. From there we followed the ever-better job opportunities presented to my father – two years outside Seattle, five years in Livermore and the hinterlands… Read More They call me the wanderer…