Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ALMOST FORGOT . . .



































To do the blog entry. Prior to me starting my current film project Tim and I had a planned camping trip to Ft. DeSoto in St. Petersburg, Florida - the second weekend of December. Being that this location is only fifty minutes from where we are filming we decided to stick to the plans. So we moved forward and I drove the distance to camp to meet up with Tim, Mom & Papa John and Chuck & Michele. We had a fantastic time. The weather was cold enough for a camp fire. Tim surprised me with makings for smores . . . this time the outcome was much better than our first experience. Pictured above is our campsite and also the sunset view from camp. It was a perfect weekend to be with friends and family.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Out On Their Own They Are . . .

Tim and Roxy have gone to the Daytona Beach KOA in Port Orange (Florida's east coast) for a long weekend with friends. I wish I could be there. Currently I'm working in Clearwater on Florida's west coast . . . it would be a long drive across the state to get there. Hmmmm . . .

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Wild Ride Down River


And they're off . . .


















It was the best weekend ever. Of course it went by way to fast but that's what happens when you are having a good time. I really enjoyed being surrounded by my family and close friends for this very relaxing camping trip out in my Airstream. My mom & Papa John came in their brand new rig. WOW! And our close friends Chuck and Michele came as well in their Casita. My niece, Sandy, came out for a day to hang out. Then the gang floated down the river at Rainbow Springs while I hung out with Roxy at camp. We all came together for dinner to grill burgers. After dinner last night Tim built the best campfire ever. Then we all enjoyed smores and ate banana pudding ice cream and enjoyed a creepy campfire story about earwigs!!! Yes, there's an app for that. A big thanks goes out to my husband, Tim, for making this trip effortless for me. THANK YOU!!! Oh . . . and let's nor forget Big Al's Waffle breakfast this morning. Yummy!!!



































This is the stuff . . .

Creepy campfire stories are made of. Thank goodness it's the last day at camp.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WE HAVEN'T GONE ANYWHERE

We are still at home working on The Wymer Renovations aka The Sweat
Equity Fund. But thought you all would love to see the picture I took
of Roxy this morning in her buggy. The Airstrem is in there of
course ... on the right edge of frame. I let her walk as far as she
can. Which is two sometimes two and a half blocks. Then I get her in
her personalized buggy, notice her handicap sign and bike flag, and
off we go. I usually push her for 3 - 4 miles on the bike trail. She
loves it. And as you can see when we get home I have a hard time
getting her out of the buggy. Gotta love it ... She makes us laugh
everyday.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

UPDATE & WEBSITE


The last post was sent prior to being finished. You can go to the website to see the complete final blog entry. While there you can also see the archives of all the past trips.

http://airstreamn.blogspot.com/

THANKS!!!!

HEADING HOME TO FLORIDA RECAP

This was the last leg of our trip from last month. We traveled to The Suwannee River State Park in North Florida before heading back home. It was extremely hot but we made the most of it. Even though we are back home and had a very long trip we are ready to go out again.



Roxy not happy that I am towing the Airstream.












Our campsite at Suwannee River State Park












Beautiful Florida Swamp













More Swamp













Tim enjoying the scenery












Me checking out the spring that flows into the Suwannee River












Another smaller spring on the river












Oldest cemetery in Florida













Wildlife Photography
Photo by Tim Wymer

Of all the animals we saw - black bear, deer, wild turkey and hawks. We came home with a bunny picture.











This will be the last blog entry until our next scheduled trip in September. Stay tuned . . .






Wednesday, July 7, 2010

SOUTH CAROLINA RECAP

This blog entry will cover the short amount of time Tim & I spent in South Carolina on our trip last month.


Table Rock State Park in South Carolina













Devils Fork State Park in South Carolina















Our handicap camp site. The park was booked for the weekend and this was all that was available. We said our dog was handicap . . . THANKS ROXY!!!












This is the site to get on the lake if we ever go back. There are many water falls that you are able to boat to from here.







Only one more update on these recaps to go.

Friday, July 2, 2010

THE NEXT RECAP

This recap of our trip last month covers additional pictures taken traveling from West Virginia to Front Royal, Virginia. Then onto The Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park and The Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy . . .


This is somewhere in Maryland












Campsite in Front Royal, Virginia on the Shenandoah River












No, Roxy didn't get a ticket





















Blooming flowers near the river














Our first view of the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. I know this is a two way road but where are the lines?









One of the lookouts on the Skyline Drive











Ohhh . . . tunnel ahead













Cool . . . What's the clearance?












Another view of the Skyline Drive














Campsite at Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway





















One of the lookouts at Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway









Beautiful Bridge on the parkway













A scenic meadow













Lake reflections
















Otter Creek on the Blue Ridge Parkway









Beautiful landscape
















The next blog will cover Devils Fork in South Carolina.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

ANOTHER RECAP



WILD, WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA THIS TIME . . .

This blog entry will cover the time period Tim & I spent in West Virginia at Coopers Rock State Forrest near Bruceton Mills. We ventured out on May 22nd, 2010 and had an amazing journey traveling through eleven states. On June 15th, 2010 we returned home only to want to go back out again. Most of the time while we are on our camping trips we tend to venture away from the tourist crowds (off the beaten path & off grid) and head as far away from civilization as we can. Or at least try to hit the popular places in their off season. This usually means no internet or cell phone service and definitely no TV. The way I get my blog out while traveling is to take a few photos with my cell phone each day and then take a gazillion photos with my Nikon SLR camera. Then at the end of each day I write my blog, save it in the note application on my iPhone then copy/paste it into an email the next day, with the phone pictures attached and send it as soon as I can get a cell phone signal. Usually when we return home from our adventures I will then post additional blogs with the better digital pictures. This way my friends and family can see a better depth of field and more details in a picture than what the iPhone can do. So that is what I am doing now and here are a few more pictures taken from this amazing trip we took last month. Yes, it is JULY now and we are back at home in the heat of Florida.


Road leading into the forrest. I love the blur in this photo. It really shows the travel speed and that we are moving.











Mossy Carpet















Tulip Tree Flower













Hiking to Raven Rock Lookout. This was taken near the start of our 2 1/4 mile hike one-way up the mountain. I had no idea there was beautiful fern in West Virginia.












Almost to the top @ Raven Rock. The last leg is always the steepest. No switch backs here.





















Raven Rock Lookout. Only way to get here is to hike it up the mountain. And the view is well worth the effort.










Tim @ Raven Rock













Alice (me) @ Raven Rock. Notice the chunk of rock to the left missing from below the cliff. Glad there wasn't any missing below me. ;-)













Tim & I @ Raven Rock












Return hike from Raven Rock. Almost done with our 4 1/2 mile mountain hike. On our return down the mountain there was a girl jogging this trail and another guy on his mountain bike. I think the girl was just a show off and the guy was just plain crazy.








Road leading to Coopers Rock Lookout. We rode our bikes to this lookout. It was a very fast, quick return back down to camp.


















Coopers Rock Lookout with Cheat River below.












Tim @ Coopers Rock Lookout. If you look just over Tim's left shoulder you can see the power line cut up the mountain in the background. This is the same cut you can see above our heads in our picture together above at The Raven Rock Lookout.









Our campsite at Coopers Rock














My next blog entry will better cover our travels we had from West Virginia to Virginia, The Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park and The Blue Ridge National Parkway.