Hello! We spent a few days at Orangeland RV Park in lovely Orange, CA. This is a great park and we highly recommend it. The trick is that you cannot reserve on-line like you can with most every other RV park. You have to go onto their website, submit a request to stay, they review and let you know in a few days if they have availability. However, you can also just call and if you don’t mind being on hold for a while, make a reservation that way. This park is super close to Disneyland which is just now starting to open up after being shut down for over a year due to COVID. We spent some time at Downtown Disney and discovered the bowling alley was open and Joel, not having bowled in over a year, had to go. He had a great time, but found out his bowling skills are pretty rusty! He was even sore the next day, so I think now that things are starting to open up more and more, we will be spending more time in bowling alleys.
We pulled into the San Mateo Campground in San Onofre/San Clemente during the week and it was so quiet! Only a few sites were occupied and we really enjoyed the bustling sounds of nature around us. We had a couple of squirrels that seemed to be fighting for the territory in front of our campsite. Watching them chase each other around was quite amusing.
We had a nice surprise when my brother and nephew came up and we spent the day biking along the coastal trails. Afterwards, we rewarded ourselves with sushi and s’mores – they go together — really! S’mores actually go with everything 🙂
We spent some time shopping in downtown San Clemente, a favorite spot with lots of cute boutiques and Joel spent some time on the “husband’s bench” waiting me out! We are so limited on space, we can’t take on much more, but there is always a cute blouse that I can’t resist. I am already going to have to get rid of a few more things to make room.
We head to Orangeland RV Park in Orange for a few days and then fabulous Las Vegas!
We are in the final weeks counting down to our upcoming cross-country trip. The map is a rough guesstimate of our stops which we expect to take about 6 months. We are starting out in Lake Elsinore, CA, then heading to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns and San Antonio, TX. I hope you will follow along with us on our next adventure!
Our new 25’ RB International Serenity
More pics, more pics, more pics!!!
Gingerly Vintage is now Silver Lining Streaming to mark a new chapter in our Airstream travel adventures. This year I became President of the San Diego Airstream Club. We will be doing a lot more Airstream rallies (COVID willing) and hope you will join us!
Ever thought about visiting the Grand Canyon in January? Yes, there was snow and it was cold. It was also so beautiful, peaceful AND uncrowded. In fact, we practically had the RV park to ourselves. We stayed at the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park in Williams, AZ. It was so much fun!!! Of course we took the train to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. TIP – upgrading to first class tickets is well worth the extra expense.
The day starts out early with an entertaining cowboy show and then ALLLLL Aboard! We were on our way in a restored vintage railway car with a wonderful breakfast of fresh fruits, pastries and OJ. The passing scenery was beautiful and relaxing, but the big show is the Grand Canyon itself. The colors were so vibrant and changed as the sun moved across the sky during the course of the day. Around noon we warmed up with a steaming hot beef stew served in a bread bowl – delish!
After a day of hiking around the canyon, we folded into our comfy railway seats for a sleepy ride back to the RV park. Another TIP – while the Grand Canyon is the main attraction, don’t miss visiting Bearizona and the nearby Deer Farm.
So this is also the trip that sparked a BIG decision. After camping most every weekend after buying 19’ Mosey, I tripped over our darn dogs one too many times. That was it!!! We need a bigger trailer, stay tuned…
Yes, we did it again!
Introducing “Mosey” our new (to us anyway) Airstream International Serenity 19”
This coach is a cozy 19”, light, easy to tow and doesn’t take a lot of room to store. We felt the 16” would be too small and didn’t want to go with a bigger more expensive unit. The bathroom is a bit tight, but the shower is super comfortable and has a tall seat/shelf area. We bought her pre-owned, the poor thing sat in a storage lot pretty much unused for years. After some new tires, new AGM battery, a good bath, and a few other touch ups, she looked brand new! The red and blue “International” badges were faded from the sun, so I purchased some paint and touched them up. One other issue (that I have seen on a lot of other Airstreams) is the belt line molding had bubbled up and was peeling. It looked terrible, but the good news is this is an easy fix! You can purchase new molding at Out of Doors Mart (https://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=572). It is a simple peel and stick application once you remove the damaged molding. Be sure to clean the area well before applying the new molding for the best adhesion. Here is a link for a complete how-to: https://www.fortheloveofairstreams.com/rv-maintenance-organization-and-decor/2017/10/21/replacing-annies-chrome-rub-rail
Hello, our travels have come to an end in my hometown of San Diego. We just moved into our new home and we are super excited to have our own private bathroom!! You cannot appreciate the convenience, cleanliness, and privacy until you have exclusively used public restrooms for 6 months – seriously! We took our Airstream back to the LA dealer for resale. Yes, it was a bit sad, but Joel and I have no plans to do any camping for quite some time and storage costs are very high. She is better off finding a new home with someone who will enjoy her instead of gathering dust and dings in some backlot storage facility.
Joel and I bought a fixer upper and spent a good four months rehabbing the entire house top to bottom. Once we finished the remodel project (are you ever really finished?) we missed having something to do, a hobby or project in our spare time. Well, one thing led to another and the next thing you know, we are looking at Airstreams again! Now, by this time 3 years have gone by since our last big trip. We were not planning to full time, so something smaller will probably work well for us, stay tuned….