History of the Airstream Argosy

History of the Airstream Argosy

Today we're excited to explore the history of the Airstream Argosy! We've been getting to know our Airstream Argosy for about 7 months now. We bought it sight unseen in January, and knew it was a big project. It was completely gutted and had no floors, but we saw the potential to build our very own [...]

Our Maiden Voyage (aka Weekend Practice Run)

Our Maiden Voyage (aka Weekend Practice Run)

We finally made it out of the workshop and onto the campground! We worked extra hard this past week moving out of our house and into the camper. It was liberating to let go of the superfluous clutter taking up space in our lives, a mental and physical feat, revealing the few humble possessions worthy [...]

Out of Work (and Lovin’ It)!

Out of Work (and Lovin’ It)!

It is official - Olivia and I are no longer working... well, an official job at least. Olivia wrapped up her job at Big Daddy's Grill after the Labor Day weekend and I played my last scheduled gig on Wednesday. With our calendars clear, we are one step closer to being fulltimers on the road. Our [...]

Lots of Progress this Labor Day Weekend!

Lots of Progress this Labor Day Weekend!

Autumn mountain ranges, elk on the horizon, and peaceful star-lit skies are right around the corner - however, this holiday weekend was complete with sweat, chop saws, and nail guns. We made some major progress on the camper over the last three days. On Saturday we put in the new floors! We picked out the [...]

Weekly Progress :: Before & After Pictures

Weekly Progress :: Before & After Pictures

With another week in the books, our camper is almost ready to hit the highway. Painting was the major theme of the week. We finally finished the blue exterior stripe (after 10 coats and tons of sanding)! We primed and painted over the faux wood on the camper's interior. After the paint dried, all the [...]

Solar Power & Date Night – Weekend Progress

Solar Power & Date Night – Weekend Progress

This weekend we got to test out the campers A/C as David and Kyle began working on the interior wiring. It was a relief to know we can sleep comfortably on warm nights and I'm sure the boys felt it was a nice reprieve from working in the smothering Alabama heat and humidity. We are so grateful for David, our camper [...]

A Full Day’s Work

A Full Day’s Work

We're down to 25 days before we hit the road - and, today was a busy one! To begin the day, Olivia completed her passport application and mailed it off. Then we ate some breakfast at Sweet Olive, picked up supplies at Wal-Mart, and headed to the camper. Olivia installed the last two Amber side [...]

The Camper Has Landed – And, Our Final Project Checklist

The Camper Has Landed – And, Our Final Project Checklist

After months of sitting up on blocks, our Fiber Stream is finally back on her own four tires! Over the last few weeks we completed the installation and rewiring of the new trailer brakes, we replaced the bearing seals and packed the bearings, installed a new 7-prong electrical connector, and installed new tail lights & [...]

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Only 35 days until our projected departure date! The wiring in our camper was outdated and damaged, so we decided to rewire the entire camper to ensure we don't have any difficulties or accidents while traveling. It's been intimidating, considering our lack of electrical knowledge, but with David's guidance and assistance we will soon be connecting the brakes [...]

Another Week Closer!

Another Week Closer!

It was a hot July week with little relief from the sun. However, Olivia & I managed to complete a few more tasks despite the heat and humidity. I finished fabricating the bumper - complete with a spare tire mount and hitch. I bolted and welded it to a piece of angle iron on the [...]