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A day with Michelle Gardella and crew.

We first found each other a little over a year ago when they made the life changing decision to buy an airstream and take their family on the road. Our paths nearly crossed last winter in the southwest before they decided to plant new roots in Austin, Texas. We are really glad that we finally got to meet here in Connecticut as they are in the final stages of pulling up their old ones.

We can not thank Michelle enough for these AMAZING photos of the kids. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And for the fabulous day we spent together. Hope our paths cross real soon.

You check out more photos of the kids here.

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Day 36: An Airstream birthday party.

Dear Mila,

TODAY YOU ARE FOUR YEARS OLD! Woohoo! And you have spent half of your birthdays in the Airstream :)

This year you requested a My Little Pony party. Ahem, excuse me, a PINK My Little Pony Party. And that is what you got. I hope I never forget the look in your eyes when you first woke up in the morning surrounded with pink balloons and ponies ponies ponies.

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San Onofre State Park.

Meeting new travelers on the road is always a highlight of our Airstream trips. But we always know in the back of our mind that our time together will be short-lived. After our trip to the Eastern Sierras, the girls have been begging for some more play time with their little Airstream buddies, Lola and Hank, of Tin Foil House. So while they were making their way down the coast of southern California, we decided that a week together at San Onofre State Park in San Diego county would be a great idea.

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The Eastern Sierras: Lone Pine.

Today’s drive went like this: sea level -> 5,000 ft -> sea level -> 5,000 ft and the final descent took us to about 3,700 ft to Lone Pine, California. It was easily the scariest drive we have ever been on in all of our travels. Never again with the trailer. Never again. You all have been warned.

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Day 178: Bayou Segnette State Park.

This morning we said good-bye to our ocean front Walmart parking space in Mississippi and headed west into the state of Louisiana. Our oldest kid, Ava, was super excited to finally cross into Louisiana. There are four places that she really wanted to visit during our current road trip adventure. First was to see our friend Carrie for Halloween (check!), then it was to go to Disney World (check!), then to see mermaids at Weeki Wachee (check!) and last, but not least, was to go to New Orleans… to eat beignets!

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Vintage Airstreams.

Back in August, we attended an awesome Airstream rally called Alumafandango in Colorado. While we were there, PBS was interviewing a few vintage trailer owners. Our friend, Diane, was there with her vintage Wee Wind Airstream and was interviewed for the segment. We were parked right next to her and if you don’t blink, you might catch a glimpse or two of the Mali Mish.

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marlene

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Day 163: Ava’s sixth birthday and a trip to Weeki Wachee.

Dear Ava,

Today you turned SIX! And today was the first time you ever had a birthday in the Airstream. For every one of your birthdays, you knew exactly what type of party you wanted. But this year was different because this year you wanted to be totally surprised. How adventurous of you! So Mila and I gladly put on our party planning hats and created a butterfly party just for you, complete with wings and with an Airstream full of pink balloons. By some miracle, your little sister didn’t spill the beans and you were completely surprised in the morning when you opened your eyes.

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Day 159: Back to Fort De Soto County Park.

Last night we spent the night alone at a Cracker Barrel. Well, we thought we are alone until we woke up to find out we had neighbors. This is actually an overflow/RV parking lot for the Cracker Barrel that was across the street from the actual restaurant. We were a little hesitant about parking here because the restaurant parking lot says “no overnight parking” but this lot across the way only had a phone number for the local tow company on it so we figured it was safe.

Day 159: Back to Fort De Soto Count Park.

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