Alice's Birthplace We left Cincinnati and headed to Jackson Center, OH, home of the Airstream factory, and Alice's birthplace. We took a tour and learned so much about their production line. Our tour guide has worked at Airstream for 50 years, and been giving tours for the past 30 years. It was so heart warming… Continue reading Heading to the Windy City
Urban Adventures We were incredibly impressed with downtown Cincinnatti, the food, the architecture, the city pride, and the things to do. This city has revitalized itself, coming from the most dangerous city in American nearly 10 years ago, to a tourist destination. Findley Park has German heritage and amazing food, from the chocolates to the… Continue reading A Taste of Cincinnatti
Charging Our Batteries Alice is resting for several days at a beautiful campground within Winton Woods County Park outside of Cincinnati. (Thank you Buchanan's for the recommendation!) The sites are beautiful and spacious and the park has a golf course, water park for younger children and boat rentals. We walked and roller bladed on the… Continue reading Cincinnati, the Rhodes are Here!
We set off our adventure on Saturday a little later than expected with traffic heading through the mountains of Virginia, and then West Virginia. It was slow going. We stopped halfway in Beckley, West Virginia to stretch, grab a bite to eat and have a little adventure. Poncho & Lefty's was a great find, with… Continue reading Coal Miner’s Daughter
With love and support from our family, friends, and coworkers, we set off on our adventure! Our first stop is Winton Woods Campground, outside of Cinncinatti. Send Off Love Our family came for an early birthday party for Brady and to give us goodbye hugs, a sweet sign and hand sewn neck rests. We are… Continue reading Wheels Up to Cincinatti!
Garden Prep We love gardening and in preparing for our trip, we chose to only do a spring garden this year, skipping cucs, squash, corn and melons, so that we could leave the garden tidy and ready for fall planting when we return. We store our leaves from the fall, along with grass clippings and… Continue reading Prep Steps
Nearly 6,000 miles On July 15th, 2017, we will be heading on our five week adventure! Our strategy is to pick destinations where we can spend three to four days, with the exception of Jackson Hole, which we LOVE, to avoid traveling everyday. We have no idea how this plan will work out! We spent… Continue reading Our Five Week Adventure
For Alice's big reveal, we wanted to do a fun photo shoot, in our favorite place, our backyard! We have 5 chickens, Henny, Lucky, Violet Rose, Dandy Lion, and Pepper, who are our "girls." They each have such different personalities. We had so much fun with this photo shoot. Thank you Lauren Brady Photography for… Continue reading “Her” Backyard Reveal
We started our adventure with exploring whether we'd like to build a tiny house or buy a camper. For us, the Airstream seemed like the best alternative. So we set out sight unseen and purchased Alice, our '85 Airstream, with the goal of renovating "her" ourselves. We stripped everything out, including the nearly 20 year… Continue reading Alice was Born