I guess it’s time for us to tell why we had to scoot home so quickly.


Connor Lawrence Foley appeared in this world a little earlier then everyone expected. But don’t worry everyone is doing real fine and Sue and I are very, very happy grandparents.

Sue flew home from Austin, TX on May 2nd  to go to Brooke’s baby shower and low and behold, Connor was born on May 3rd so she got home just in the nick of time! I drove home from Austin with Shiny via Jackson Center, Ohio.

What’s in Jackson center you ask? Well that’s where they make Airstreams! And they have a huge top notch service center and Shiny had developed a grinding noise in one wheel that sounded very serious.

Shiny was repaired the day after I got there. It turned out to be a brake problem in one wheel. They put new brakes in all 4 wheels. I’m happy with their service department. Not happy with the dealers who blew me off as soon as they heard the word “warranty”.

The Mother Ship was an interesting place. There were plenty of full hookup sites free to anyone there for service. $10 if your just passing through.

In a way it was a depressing place because if you are there it’s because you’re having a problem with your Airstream and so I had to listen to all the problems that people were having with there RV’s. But I did meet some very interesting people here.

I left Jackson Center and drove straight home sleeping in truck stops along the way.

When I got home Sue came running out, ran right past me and gave Shiny a big hug. 🙂

IMG_2652So, we are camped out in Shiny in our yard for a while and plan on making some short trips this summer. We already have the itch to get back on the road for a long trip. Maybe we will head out in September. It’ll depend on which way the wind blows.


  1. Thanks for the home coming story. We will miss seeing you an hearing first hand about your adventures. it seems that besides the early gift of the grand baby all was an adventure. Even that as it went down. Enjoy your summer.

    1. Lori we had a wonderful time and already miss being on the road. Sorry we are going to miss you at Salisbury. I thought I saw you and Dave on the list.

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