Day Trip Up To Astoria with a Waterfall, Sea Caves and Shipwrecks!

In today’s video, we take another day trip, this time up to Astoria along the Columbia River. However, we make a few stops on the shore along the way. First stop was Hug Point State Park where we got to see a waterfall leading to the sea and explore some sea caves. A quick stop in Cannon Beach followed to see the famous Haystack Rock before we drove up to the Peter Iredale Shipwreck. The Shipwreck was really cool and unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It’s been shipwrecked there for over 100 years. Finally, we make it to the riverwalk in Astoria and have some delicious food and beer overlooking the Columbia RIver at Bouy Beer.

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Hug Point
Cannon Beach
Peter Iredale Shipwreck
Astoria
Bouy Beer

 

How To Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring. Living full-time in our Airstream, we have all our shoes to try and fit and easily access in our 200 sqft. The first step in having the perfect shoe solution is to really look at the shoes you have or are bringing in the RV. We have limited our shoes down to 5 pairs each which seem to be enough for almost every occasion. Having to store 10 pairs of shoes is a lot easier than 20. Next, we created shoe storage near the door of the RV. We think this is an essential step so that the shoes you wear every day are easy to take on and off by the door. We recommend something like our screen door solution if you don’t already have show storage there. Next, take advantage of your vertical space. We have a shoe rack hanging on the back wall of our closet where we store most of the rest of our shoes but you could do something similar on any untaken vertical space. Finally, check out all the nooks and crannies of your RV. We store our hiking boots in little cubbies under the bed which otherwise would be empty.

 

Some Products Mentioned:
Shoe Rack (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – Limitations with a 30′ Airstream

This week we’re answering a question about the Limitations involved with traveling in a 30′ Airstream. While our Airstream is obviously much smaller than some of the bigger Class A’s we still do have to worry about limitations imposed by our lengths. We talk about not only campsites but also campgrounds and even finding places to turn around while driving. A bunch of things to keep in mind when figuring out what size RV you might like.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com

 

The Three Capes Scenic Drive Along the Oregon Coast

In today’s video, we take the Three Capes Scenic Loop Drive from Tillamook down to Pacific City Oregon. Unfortunately, the road was closed so we had to go slightly out of order but we still got to see the three capes. The first cape is Cape Meares and the lighthouse by the same name. Make sure to check out the Octopus Tree while there! Next cape is Cape Lookout which we decided to drive on by. Finally, we get down to Pacific City and Cape Kiwanda which rounds out our 3 capes. The beach at Cape Kiwanda was awesome between the fishing boats screaming into shore, the giant sand dune and the tide pools. We had a blast! Plus we got to eat some delicious tacos. Mmmmm.

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Three Capes Scenic Drive
Cape Meares State Park
Cape Kiwanda
Barview Jetty Campground

 

Friday Favorite – Books & Genres

This week’s Friday Favorite is our favorite authors and book genres. Reading is one of our favorite nightly activities and we spend at least 30 minutes reading fiction before going to bed every night, regardless of where we are camped. While Courtney enjoys reading fantasies, historical fiction, and classics, Steve has grown to love westerns, mysteries, and thrillers. Do you have a favorite genre or author you’d like us to check out? Let us know in the comments below!

This week’s links:
Amazon Kindle (Amazon affiliate): http://amzn.to/2uFI5Xj

Occasionally on Friday’s, we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

 

Picking Crab for Dinner, Hitching Up Successfully and a Whole Lots of EELS

In today’s video, you get to watch me pick a bunch of Dungeness crabs for a special family dinner of crab melts. The Oregon Coast is known for crab so we had to do something special. Yum! Totally worth the effort.

It’s also moving day so we take you along with us as we hitch up the Airstream with our new sturdy hitch receiver. The spot we’ve been in for the past 2 weeks was very uneven and on a steep hill so it was interesting hitching back up and getting off the hill. Luckily it all worked out, yay for our Hensley!

Unfortunately, we got stuck on the 101 for 1.5 hours because of…..EELS! Can you believe it? At least we didn’t get eeled. Yuck! We finally make it to our spot at Barview Jetty and couldn’t be happier for some sun, full hookups, and cell service 🙂

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The Eel Accident
Barview Jetty Campground

 

 

How To Wash Dishes With Very Little Water For Dry Camping in an RV

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Wash Dishes With Very Little Water For Dry Camping in an RV. When boondocking or dry camping in our Airstream we have to conserve as much fresh water as possible. Washing dishes is one-way water is often wasted. While we don’t just spray down our dishes with a vinegar and water solution (which would conserve a lot of water) we do follow a couple of guidelines to use as little as possible. We always wipe down the plates as well as we can before putting them in water. Then we soak them in soapy water in a tub in our sink and only use fresh water to rinse them. We use our tea kettle to heat water if necessary and dump the soapy rinse water outside if allowed. While some RVers choose to use disposable products instead of real dishes, we find the least wasteful solution is to use real dishes but wash with as little water as possible.

Some Products Mentioned:
Collapsible Tub (Amazon affiliate)
Camping Tea Kettle (Amazon affiliate)

 

Trying our New Inflatable Kayak, a Day Trip to Coos Bay & Checking out Yachats Brewing

In today’s video, we test out our new inflatable kayak from Sea Eagle. We ended up getting a Sea Eagle 370 after chatting with our friends Steve and Tess, of The More We Explore, who are sponsored by them and really love their products. We have never used an inflatable kayak before so it’s a learning process but the instructions were great and we had a good maiden voyage (it was too windy to go far).

Next, we travel down to Coos Bay, get some lunch and explore the waterfront area which was very educational and cool before heading into Yachats for brunch at Yachats Brewing which was an amazing place. They make a lot of their own gourmet food products, serve amazing food, and have an awesome beer and kombucha menu. We highly recommend!

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Our Sea Eagle 370
Coos Bay
Yachats Brewing

 

Exploring Yachats & Newport on the Oregon Coast

In today’s video, we check out a farmers market in the town of Yachats Oregon. Fresh flowers and jam! Love it!. Next, we climb down a roped trail to the beach right outside our rental house and explore the beach. The saga of our hitch receiver continues…. Finally, we take a day trip to Newport Oregon for lunch, and some foggy sightseeing.

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Yachats
Newport

 

Tuesday Talk – We Love Propane, What We Use it for & How Much We Use & Spend

This week we’re answering a question from a viewer regarding propane. We absolutely love Propane and use it as our main source of heat/power for everything we can. In this video, we discuss what we use propane for, why we love it so much, how much we use and what it costs.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below.