Archive for November, 2013

In Good Safety

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Watching Fred back into our driveway I reflect on all the times I’ve watched him park an Airstream.  I still marvel at his skill.  But then, he has been towing an Airstream for a long time.

We were in Quebec City several years ago.  The campground owner stood with me to watch Fred back into a tight site tucked in the trees.  I could tell the owner was a bit concerned about the challenge of this particular place to park.  As he watched Fred slip right into the site he turned to me with a smile and said, “You’re in good safety.”

Well once again Fred’s driving kept us in good safety, this time for over 9600 miles.  Whoo hoo!

An OK Garden

Friday, November 8th, 2013

What is a tropical paradise doing in the middle of Oklahoma City?  Attracting a lot of visitors.  And no wonder, the garden’s cylindrical home with its over 3000 clear acrylic panels is in itself an attraction.

Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory is the highlight of the Myriad Botanical Gardens Right in the middle of Oklahoma City.  Home to over 1000 plants, the bridge represents three tropical zones. Small signs identify plants and highlight plant uses that range from medicinal to perfume.

Outdoor grounds add to the visit experience. There’s even a children’s garden and a bandshell to host performances.  Go and explore!


National Cowboy Museum

Friday, November 1st, 2013

imageTouring along the way we’ve seen all types of museums from extremely professional to homegrown.  So when when we roll into Oklahoma City and realize that there is a cowboy and western museum we aren’t quite sure what to expect. We decide to check it out.

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is no small deal!  We are blown away by the comprehensive nature of  this extraordinary facility.  Look in storefronts in Prosperity Junction a replica of a turn-of-the-century cattle town.  Visit an extensive array of paintings and sculpture.  See exhibits on everything from bunkhouse life, to rodeos, to the West in movies.  The vast array of exhibits includes many other things as well such as firearms, Native American art, the military in the West, and roping.

If you go, and I highly recommend it, allow plenty of time and be sure you pick up a map of the facility when you buy your ticket.  You’ll need it.

School in "Prosperity Junction" at the National Cowboy Museum

School in “Prosperity Junction” at the National Cowboy Museum

About the Author

I'm Renee Ettline. For twenty-something years my husband Fred and I have been Airstreamers. Since 2005 I've been writing for Airstream Life magazine on every topic from destinations and lifestyle to rivets and tires. Currently you'll find me in a section called, "Living the Life." We've Airstreamed from Alaska to Florida and California to Nova Scotia and loved every minute.