Month: February 2022 (Page 1 of 3)

Birdie / Par Juice

I learned about Birdie Juice from my Canadian neighbor Ken. Everyone takes a shot if someone gets a birdie. Everyone carries a flask of some concoction. Ken’s was Rumchatta and Fireball Whisky. My Birdie juice is Fireball and Peppermint Schnaps – better than it sounds. So I bought this flask for me and got this flask for Pam . She hasn’t made her juice yet, so we only had mine to drink.

Pam plays for Par Juice; Anytime I get a Birdie or Pam get’s a Par, we drink a shot!

Today, I had 2 Birdies and Pam had 3 Pars. Par / Birdie Juice 3 Times! I shot 1 over Par and Pam shot 11 over (38)!! Ok, we had a little help. The cup was slightly bigger.

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Caravans are Coming

The Airstream Club organizes many Caravans across the country and globally. These are groups of Airstreamers (15 – 30) that get together and see places lead by volunteers.

Pam and I signed up for a number of them, hoping to get in. Well, we were successful. This week, we made it off the waiting list for the Taste of Blue Ridge tour. Here are the caravans we are in and on the waiting list for:

  1. Taste of Blue Ridge 2022 May 17 – June 12 (25 Nights) – Confirmed
    We will begin in Bryson City, NC, close to the home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our campground is on the banks of the Tuckasegee River – feel free to throw in your line! While in Bryson City we will raft the Nantahala River through the dramatic Gorge and visit the Museum of the Cherokee. Some of may choose to ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.
  2. Discovering Cascadia 2022 Aug 14 – Oct 21 (70 Nights) – Confirmed
    Explore Cascadia as we learn about the geology, ecoregions, cultures, music, cuisine, and economic forces that have shaped this region over time.
  3. Springtime in the Rockies 2023 May 25 – Jun 20 (26 Nights) – Wait Listed
    Come share in the adventure of traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, from the Rocky Mountain NP summit on Trail Ridge Road, to the beauty of the Garden of the Gods, to the bottom of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, to the Teton Mountains and the geysers of Yellowstone. Be prepared for vistas that will take your breath away, literally. We’ll travel at some of the highest elevations possible in North America. Stops in order are: Estes Park, Manitou Springs, Gunnison, Fruita (for Colorado National Monument), Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge, Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.
  4. The Mother Lode of the Mother Road 2023 Sep 10 – Nov 9 (59 Nights) – Confirmed
    A Route 66 Adventure Caravan 2023. A “bucket-list” trip from Chicago to Los Angeles, over 2200 miles, across 8 states, through three time zones, and with hundreds of “oohs” and aahs, ” following as much of the pre interstate alignment of the road as possible
  5. North to Alaska 2023 July – September – Waiting List
    Beginning at milepost 0 of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, British Columbia you will experience the majestic scenery of British Columbia, Yukon Territory and Alyeska “The Great Land”. We will drive through the Yukon Territory and ferry the Yukon River in Dawson City. Part of the adventure is to then drive the famous bumpy but very scenic “Top of the World Highway” to Chicken, Alaska. Don’t be chicken going to Chicken! Here you will see and experience the wild Alaska bush country. This first part of the trip will include a visit to Skagway and an optional visit to Eagle, AK. It is then on to Delta Junction (the end of the Alaska Hwy}, Fairbanks, Denali and Anchorage. This portion of the trip will include panning for gold, river and boat cruises, a visit to Santa’s home at the North Pole, dinner shows, salmon bakes, glaciers, and a ride on the scenic Alaska railroad. Next we will drive around the Kenai Peninsula and camp in Seward, Homer and Kenai. Our trip back toward the lower 48 will include stops in Valdez, Juneau, Haines, and Hyder. At every stop wildlife viewing opportunities abound. You will see numerous glaciers and perhaps see one calving into the sea or drink melted ice thousands of years old. See sled dogs bounding with energy, humpback whales, a salmon run, eagles, bears, moose, etc. Perhaps you would like to take an optional plane flight around Denali, do some bear viewing or even fly to the Arctic Circle. Opportunities for world-class fishing and hiking will be numerous. Your trip will end in Prince George, British Columbia as summer turns to fall with colorful foliage and mountains dusted with snow. This caravan is a true bucket list item!
  6. Southwest Adventure Caravan 2024 Dates TBD – Wait List
    The Airstream Southwest Adventure Caravan runs late August, September, and early October capturing the stunning beauty of the fall landscapes. Beginning and ending in Albuquerque, NM, we will discover many corners of the South-west that other tourists may not normally see.

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Pickle ball Lesson

Pam and I took a 2 hour Pickle ball orientation and lesson. Very well run and we had a good time.

It is a combination of Tennis, Ping Ping and Racket ball in my opinion. Very good exercise.

We learned some basic skills, serving, ground strokes, ready position, paddle grip and so on. They also explained the rules and scoring. After the basic lessons, we played an abbreviated game to test our learning. We had a blast and will play more.

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Balloon Launch

6 of the 7 Balloons from last night’s “Glow” event took off the next morning. I time-lapse filmed 5 of the balloons take off. Pretty cool event. Sorry, the video is a bit shaky because I did not take my tripod.

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Hot Air Balloon Glow

The RV park had a Hot Air Balloon Glow event. 7 balloons being lit up in the night sky. There were luminaries for remembering Cancer victims and survivors.

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