Tuesday Talk – What Is It Like Being Back in Tucson After 7 Months on the Road?

This week we are discussing what it’s like being back in Tucson. Yesterday we discussed why we love being stationary again but today is all about Tucson. We’re back here because Courtney is working this winter BUT even without that, we would be back. Tucson is a great city, especially in the winter! We explain why.

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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

 

Berry Picking, Bike Riding, Heading to the Gorge & The First of Many Waterfalls

In today’s video, we go berry picking at Baggenstos Farm. It’s our first-time berry picking and we enjoyed it! Blueberries and Marionberries galore. The Marionberries were amazing! We go on a bike ride along the Columbia River and then explain our camping heat-wave dilemma before we head out of the Portland area. Finally, Steve gives a quick how-to of how he sets up at a new campsite before we go for a quick hike to Elowah Falls (our first fall of many to come!).

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Baggenstos Farm
Elowah Falls
Cascade Locks KOA

Tuesday Talk – Lessons Learned from ONE Year of Camping at the Same RV Resort

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.

This week we’re talking about how we have lived almost one whole year at the KOA. Most people see an RV Park for a night, a week, or even a month but not for a whole year and we’ve learned some things from this experience. We talk about what we’ve learned about ourselves and some tips we’ve picked up if you are planning to camp long-term somewhere.

Any tips from others who have spent whole seasons at specific parks?

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Monday vLog Day – vLog 23 – Crowded KOA, Motorcycle Issues & a Messy Airstream

Monday is now vLog day!!! We’re going to try and give you a sneak peak into our lives every Monday through our vLog series. Expect these to be full of out-takes and the random going-ons of our Airstream life. Eventually when we start traveling you’ll get glimpses of our campsites, and the gorgeous places we’ll be exploring. For now it’s life in Tucson as we get ready to hit the road.

In this week’s episode we show you how busy the KOA has gotten lately, Steve gets towed on a motorcycle, knives are sharpened and Steve shows off what the Airstream looks like when Courtney’s not home. Enjoy the view!

Happy Monday Friends!

Tuesday Talk – Our Camping Style (Where We Stay & Why)

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.

This week we talk about our current and planned camping style. As we explain right now we’re staying in a KOA (ie RV resort) while we finish up our full time jobs. However where we plan to stay once on the road is very different. We’re all about boondocking and being out in nature and not so much about amenities or group events. How do you like to camp?

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113 Degrees in an Airstream – Keeping Cool

The past 3 days the outside temperature has been above 110º F. It’s officially summer in Southern AZ and everyone is now counting down the days until the monsoon storms help bring the temperatures back down. Our number one priority is keeping cool. We’ve both lived here in Tucson for over 7 years, so we know what a Tucson summer entails. It is never fun. You spend A LOT of time inside. This summer we have the added fun of living inside a 30ft Airstream. We understood that these few months were going to be rough when we decided to move up our plans and move into our Airstream back in April. If we can live happily in this tiny space without being able to go outside much for a couple of months we should have no issues once we start traveling, that’s for sure!

I posted on Instagram this weekend about our indoor activities given the weather and had a commenter mention moving their home away from the heat. We wish we could! I still work full-time in an office here in Tucson and will until February. Steve works from home, so I am the only thing holding us here. Me quitting early is not something we’re willing to entertain. We thought about having Steve and the girls move somewhere cooler and me finding a place to stay and work but decided we’d rather suffer together as a family then split up (aww thanks guys). So we deal with the heat. I’ve had a couple of questions regarding our methods. So here  are some of our tricks to keeping cool so far.Continue Reading