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About airstreamtravelers

An Airstream Flying Cloud suits our lifestyle perfectly. The two of us are now spending several months each year on the road. We hope our posts and accompanying photos give a vivid description of where we travel, illustrating to our followers what's out there, just beyond their horizons.

A SPECTACULAR DRIVE—High on the Blue Ridge Parkway

It was too much to hope for .  .  .  but I just couldn’t help it.  It would be close, but the calendar was telling me it was just too soon.  It was one of those things where timing would … Continue reading

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A JAUNT IN EARLY JUNE—Headed for the Southern Appalachians

Not to be misconstrued with one of our more involved trips, this particular excursion was what might be referred to as a little “getaway”.  Actually, when Airstream acquaintances Teresa and Randy Cook informed us that their summer itinerary would have … Continue reading

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PRESCOTT & FLAGSTAFF, Part 2—Wrapping It All Up

It had never been a primary destination, not a town where we’d spend a lot of time.  It was a place to pass through on our way to somewhere else . . .  on our route to the Grand Canyon  … Continue reading

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Ever since leaving San Diego, our route had basically taken a turn toward the east.  No big jumps, mind you, and certainly not a direct easterly course, just small incremental moves that gradually had shifted eastward, to terminate ultimately at … Continue reading

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JOSHUA TREE (addendum)—A Tribute to the Flowers

Like the water foaming behind a speeding motorboat, the wildflowers were blooming in our wake.  In the days following our departures, the abundant winter rains that had fallen in California were producing desert super blooms.  We had observed the early … Continue reading

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JOSHUA TREE NAT’L PARK—When Once Just Isn’t Enough

Occasionally, you get a taste for something that seems intriguing, and then all too soon it’s gone.  Something that you received just a small dose of, and ended up wanting more.  Perhaps the full appreciation didn’t develop until after the … Continue reading

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PALM SPRINGS—Who would’ve thought . . .

It wasn’t a town I had on my radar screen.  It certainly didn’t sound like our kind of place.  Palm Springs?  Really???  The image conjured in my mind was a town known for its polo matches and a plethora of … Continue reading

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ANZA BORREGO, Part 2—Desert Wonders, natural & man-made.

Park employees and locals alike were ecstatic after the day-and-night-long rain had subsided.  Already having a winter season with above average precipitation (as had all of southern California), Anza Borrego had just received over an inch of rain in the … Continue reading

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ANZA BORREGO—Not just your ordinary desert park

After nearly two months of working our way west to the Pacific Ocean, once we departed San Diego it was time to make a dramatic course change—from now on the general direction of our route would be to the east.  … Continue reading

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SAN DIEGO—Where the living is easy . . . but the rent isn’t cheap.

Ahhhh, San Diego.  A place I have imagined only in daydreams.  The epitome of all things Californian.  Endless sunshine.  Superb beaches.  Laid back and easy going.  Year-round perfection.  We had arrived and were greeted by  . . . what else? … Continue reading

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