People are here at the house today making last minute repairs and fixes for the new owners. In the meantime, I am sitting in my breakfast nook/office trying to work in the middle of a construction site.


The Mish is spending one of her last few days at this house with some new visitors working next to her.

We had to do this last time and here we are at it again. Trying to decide what to put into the trailer. This time it is a little more difficult because our trip is more open-ended and we do not know if we will end up in a cold or warm place come winter. Having a 3rd child that is the opposite gender from the first 2 with us is also a bit more challenging. Luckily for now, he is an infant, but when he becomes a toddler, we are going to need a whole second set of toys and books for boys. I don’t think he would be to thrilled about our cabinet full of Barbies. But I guess you’d never know.

Our immediate plan upon vacating the property is just courtesy park on the sidewalk for the first couple of days. Along the California coast this time of year, it is nearly impossible to find last minute campgrounds on the weekends. There are a handful of first-come, first-serve locations but they get taken up early in the week so we won’t have another chance at them for a few days.

As close as you can get.

This is Rincon Parkway just down the road from us. It is along the frontage road of the 101 freeway but it is also beach front property. This is one of our favorite local camping spots and it is first-come, first-serve. Because it is dry camping only, we can only be here than a few days at a time before needing hook ups even with our solar system.

welcome to lake casitas.

This is Lake Casitas that we have been going to about once a year. At the end of the month, we will be going again with a group of friends for a kid’s birthday weekend. The girls love going here because there is a waterpark in the park.

buzz and the girls.

Matheus, also know here as ‘Buzz’, is the boy whose birthday we celebrate each year at Lake Casitas. We were in Europe last year when this trip took place so this picture is from the year before shortly after we returned from our cross country trip in 2010. Mila here is only 11-months old! How fast time flies.

In the entire month of July, we plan on visiting friends and family around the state and hope to find a good, reliable tenant. If all goes well, the tentative plan is to start heading east at the end of July towards Las Vegas with a mid-week stay at our favorite Vegas hotel complete with an Airstream bowling alley, the Silverton.

over and out,



nick gorski · June 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm

dude – one of the best lines I saw at some RV forum was ‘ houseless not homeless ‘ be of good cheer – then again, I should talk – we’ve only been doing this 4 months – friends are now simmering that we’re not ‘coming back’ – and we’re still dealing with mood swings. . . but it will be for the better! It is a tonic, or maybe shock therapy, but you can rattle your own cage, not hand that delicate task over to some stranger !

dan · June 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm

@nick Well said! I like the way you look at this 🙂

Kaitlin · June 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures! Your kids will never forget the fun they have taking family trips with the Airstream. Soak up the summer 🙂

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