Happy Camper

Our beautiful Vintage Airstream, Wallabee, is going to be off the road for some time. She has some significant issues with her subframe. That means the end of our full-time Australian road trip until we can find the money and someone with the expertise to fix her. (If there’s anyone in Melbourne who knows about…

More Dirt and tortured gumtrees

We’re still cleaning dirt from inside our Airstream after a dusty ride from Pooncarie to Menindee, a small town in outback NSW famous for its lakes full of dead gum trees. A grey nomad outside the service station swore the road was smooth enough for his wife to sand her nails as they drove. I’m…

Coffee Addiction

I can’t get enough coffee on this road trip. There is nothing like the smell of a fresh brew while you’re sitting in the middle of nowhere, watching three little monkeys terrorise each other and trash your newly renovated Airstream. So it was exciting to discover this vintage coffee caravan down by the Murray River…

On the road

We’re one week into a 2000 kilometre road trip from Melbourne to the Red Centre and a laissez-faire attitude has already kicked in – out of necessity. So far we’ve made it just 9 hours drive from home. From a snapped bracket on our hitch on day one, to losing all our marker lights on day…

16/52

“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju: She is growing up too quickly. Coco: He has moved away from his toilet obsession and now loves sinks. Mowgli: Chilling out with a strawberry milkshake. (For once he is leaving my poor boobs alone!)   Up the street from our house…

Cabin Fever

We’ve just had our first weekend escapade in Wallabee. We stayed at a camp ground in Sorento, where we were rained in. My better half went fishing with friends at the crack of dawn. That left me to entertain two hyperactive one-year old’s and their fiesty big sister – in 17 square meters of space….

Stalking Curtiss Wright

It was ten-thirty in the morning when I arrived back at the 1946 Curtiss Wright I’d stalked the previous day. This time it was at the invitation of her owners, Robbie and Georgie, after they found the note I’d sticky-taped to their trailer door. Of course the twins, who never sleep, decided to do a…

A right-sized life

Our blog has inspired a blog piece. I initially blushed when I saw our family photos alongside those of our trailer renovation up on the HofArc website. For those of you who can’t be bothered scrolling through lots of old posts, Wally Hofmann has done a great job outlining our motivations in buying and renovating a…

Finding the Wright trailer

Another uncanny Airstream find… today I stumbled upon a 1946 Curtiss Wright parked in the street in a neighbouring suburb (similar to the photo above). I’m not sure what compelled me to drive to this street, but I was pretty excited by my find. Okay, so it’s not technically an Airstream, but these are rarer than hen’s…

An impulse for Grand Adventure

Originally posted on BlinkPacking:
I have always dreamed of purchasing an Airstream travel trailer, throwing caution (read: my job) to the wind, and cruising the winding roads of America with no clear destination in mind and no end-date in sight. Reality check: I have been married for a decade, I have a three-year-old son, I…