If you are in the Los Angeles area this weekend, we will be camping in the Mali Mish at the Airstream dealership of Los Angeles for their 1st Anniversary celebration. Come by and say hello!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Today is our last full day in the keys. I can’t believe we have been here almost a whole month. In a month’s time, this little guy has gone from just crawling to pulling himself up to cruising and is getting so much better at bothering his big sisters. The girls figured out that the couch is a Luka-free zone… for now.
This morning we took some time to do some spring cleaning. All the fabric off of the dinette and gaucho seating were taken off and are being washed in the outdoor laundry room at the campground. Even though we have light color fabric, the fabric doesn’t stain too much due to being made from outdoor sunbrella fabric. And why did we pick today to do some spring cleaning? Well, we *might* be on television in a few days. More on that to come…
Our stay at Curry Hammock has officially come to an end. Our camp spot was the one tucked to the left of that palm tree, in between one of the campground hosts and the dump station. Too bad our hose couldn’t reach the dump from our site. Haha. Truthfully, we actually did fine with no sewer hook-ups for the four nights that we stayed our last spot. Doing dishes is always our downfall with water consumption. We really should get a more efficient faucet.
It is really hard to tell when pets gets sick. For us, we really have to be in tune with behavioral changes. Five years ago, when we finally realized that our dog Rudy was sick with pancreatic cancer, it was too late to help her. Our animals are so good at hiding their illnesses, a little too good. Sure it helps them when they are in the wild, but the days of being in the wild for these domestic creatures are long gone. 11 days ago, we took our cat Yoda into the local vet to get pumped up with antibiotics for her bladder infection. The reason we took her into the vet is because she was acting strange, avoiding her normal routines. 11 days later she is feeling a little better. Today she even tolerated a nap on our bed with Luka. Hopefully she will be back to her old self in no time.
Today is our first full day at Curry Hammock. On the agenda today is pretty much nothing. With all this pesky sand in the Florida Keys, our toes are not looking very lady like. Luckily it was an easy problem to remedy. Red for Ava. Pink sparkles for Mila.