Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-28-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
Rivet Master
gaylejoe's Avatar
2007 25' Safari FB SE
St. Hedwig , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 562
Trip of a lifetime

Over 10,000 miles and 13 State. Started on Apil 28th at the Thousand Trails at Medina Lake near San Antonio. Overnighted on Wal-Mart parking lot in Big Springs, TX and another overnight at the city pakr in Dumas, TX.

5 nights at Canyon City, CO (Royal Gorge).
5 nights at Cheyenne, WY. Did side trips to Sheridon..
14 days at Rapid City, SD at the Hart Ranch RV. Did Mt. Rushmore day and night, Cracy Horse, Custer State Park, The Bad Lands, and everyone has to stop at Wall, SD and the Wall Drug store.

5 nights a Gearrowen, MT where we stayed at the 7th Calvery RV. We visited the Little Big Horn Battlefield twice. Did side trips to Hardin for lunch. Side trip to the Little Big Horn mts and Sheriton. Large bowl of home made soup for $1.75. Also, the trading post across from the battlefield entrance has excellent food.
5 days at Cody, WY. It takes at least 2 days to go through the Buffalo Bill museum.

7 nights at Yellowstone in the Fishing Bride RV Park. There is so much to see and do inside the park that I could write several paragraphs. Went through the Great Teetons on our way to Jackson Hole.

7 nights at the Star Valley RV in Star Valley, WY. From Star Valley we took the route to Soda Springs and lunch at a very historic hotel.

An overnight on Flying J in Salt Lake City, Lots of idling trucks.

4 nights at Bryce Canyon. Did a side trip to Zion NP.

5 nights at the Grand Canyon. Stayed inside the park.

3 nights at the Route 66 RV in Sun Valley, AZ. Did side trips to Meteor Crater, and the Petrified Forrest.

Over night at the Hacienda RV in Las Cruces, NM.

5 nights at the Davis Mts State Park near Ft. Davis, TX. From here we drove to our home near San Antonio.

We started the trip in our 77 Argosy. While on the road I got the urge for a later model Airstream. Purchased an 03 Safari 25 footer while we were 4 weeks out on our trip. The new/old trailer had to wait because it was located at Lazy Days RV in Tampa, FL.

Stayed home for 3 days taking care of necesitie before leave for Tampa to pick up the Safari. Stayed 2 nights at Lazy Days while all squaks were taken care of. Took 3 additions weeks working our way back to Texas and enjoying our new/old Airstream. We covered 13 State, and over 10,000, of that, 8500 miles was in our Argosy.

Oh, we did have our House Princes, Oreo the cat, with us and she is an excellent traveler.

We had snow on several days including 6 inches on departur from Canyon City, CO. This was our 1st long trip in our RV and we are hooked. Next years trip is already in the planning stage. I am fully retire but my wife is still working full time with a 3 month leave each year.

On our way back from Florida we stayed to nights at the Coshatta Casino RV in Kinder, LA. Excellent RV park.

gaylejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
Rivet Master
wheel interested's Avatar
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,039
That's quite a trip! We have been to some of those places, wondrous sights aren't they? Congratulations on your new 25' Airstream. How big was your Argosy?

We have an Oreo and he's one of our dogs.

Post some pictures when you can, would love to see and hear more.


wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 12:06 AM   #3
Rivet Master
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Huntington Beach , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,293
Images: 2
Cool Another Airstream Adventure

You had one heck of a trip...thanks for we are all waiting for the pictures of all of those great places.

Travel is in my blood, adventure is my passport, aluminum is my favorite construction medium, and therefore, an Airstream was my destiny.
TIMEMACHINE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 07:48 AM   #4
Rivet Master
Royce's Avatar
1977 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Colorado Springs , Colorado
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 732
Images: 9
WOW, great trip. Glad you made it safely, thanks for the post. Now photos please. I grew up in the Black Hills and area, and really miss living there.
Royce (K0RKK) 146.460 simplex
Web page
AIR# 3913
'77' Minuet 6 Metre, behind a 2005 stock Jeep Rubicon with Equa-L-Zer hitch.
Royce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 07:58 AM   #5
moosetags's Avatar

2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,247
Images: 5
Wow, that's quite a trip! We hope you have lot's of pictures to post.
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 08:01 AM   #6
Site Team
azflycaster's Avatar
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,595
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Great trip!.
Interesting that you bought a trailer in Florida while camping somewhere around Montana!


Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 10:15 AM   #7
klattu's Avatar
1972 Argosy 24
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Heart of Dixie , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,654
Images: 834
Road Trip

That is a great trail you took.
Went point to point, just to kinda show area.

I'm really interested in the Yellowstone Fishing Bridge part...PHOTOS too.
All photos will be demanded by everyone here.

klattu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 10:47 AM   #8
pmclemore's Avatar

2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,581
What a wonderful expedition you made for yourselves. Very bold! And then to buy a new trailer en route. You guys have to win an award for go-getters.

Hope to see you on the road.

pmclemore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 10:54 AM   #9
Rivet Master
mello mike's Avatar
1958 26' Overlander
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,742
Images: 53
WOW! Now that's what I call a great trip. What made it even better is that you bought a new Airstream. Pretty cool. What did you do with the old one? Trade it in?
1958 Overlander
2011 Wolf Creek 850N TC
2011 Ford F-250 Crewcab (6.2L), 3.73RE

WBCCI #5661/AIR #5661/TAC # AZ-6
4CU 1st VP

My '58 Overlander Restoration and Travel Blog:
mello mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 09:32 PM   #10
Rivet Master
gaylejoe's Avatar
2007 25' Safari FB SE
St. Hedwig , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 562
The Argosy is 26 feet. While in the Montana area I started looking this forum for a newer Airstream. There were no newer Airstreams for sale in Texas with the size and price range we were looking at. I'll to figure out how to post photo's.

Yellowstone and the Fishing Bridge RV Park. This park was full every night we were there. They do limit the size of the RV but most Airstreams should have nothave a problem.
gaylejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 11:23 PM   #11
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Originally Posted by gaylejoe
Over 10,000 miles and 13 State. Started on Apil 28th at the Thousand Trails at Medina Lake near San Antonio.
Wow! gaylejoe, I didn't know that there was a St. Hedwig near my hometown. I'm quite familiar with Converse. I have roots at the old Nix hospital on the river, Jefferson H.S., Alamo Heights, Kelly & Randolph AFB's ... the hill country and so much more.

Better yet is the report of your adventures. Susie & I are planning a trip to Zion & Bryce next spring. I'll certainly bookmark this thread!

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 07:17 AM   #12
1983 Sovereign 31'
Mac1's Avatar
1984 31' Sovereign
Mount Olive , North Carolina
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 286
Images: 4
Awesome! Great time to be on the road and to get a new AS. I know you guys enjoyed your trip west this summer as much as we did. It went by all too fast for us. Please post pictures, can't wait to see your highlights!

See you down the road......

Mac and Linda
Mac and Linda Cassell
WBCCI # 3292 AIR#16287
Buckeye (Chesapeake Bay Retreiver)
1983 31' Sovereign (Carmen O)
2006 2500HD Duramax SLT CC 4x4 (Brutus B)
Mount Olive, NC 28365
"Pickle Capital of the World"
Mac1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 02:33 PM   #13
4 Rivet Member
BDandTTs's Avatar
2005 22' International CCD
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 309
Images: 49
Fishing Bridge


Regarding Fishing Bridge Campground in Yellowstone ... the best part is that you are already in Yellowstone and at least 20 miles closer to most sites than staying outside of the park. Depending on the time of year you might awaken to the call of elk, or the thunder (or plop) of buffalo as a herd moves down the access road. Do not expect a great campsite, kind of a long parking lot with hundreds of trailers in a clearing surrounded by many trees. There is enough room for your Airstream and awning, but not much more. You could find yourself in the shade of an Intruder SOB, however. Full hookups, laundry and pay showers and more than adequate. But remember, the beauty of Yellowstone is away from the campground!
Bob, Dianne, and Tess the WFT
Bandit #14576 (WDCU/AIR)
BDandTTs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 03:00 PM   #14
klattu's Avatar
1972 Argosy 24
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Heart of Dixie , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,654
Images: 834
Go Joe

Thanks BT&TT...
We are really sold on the idea of being inside Yellowstone, and close to the animals.
Tightness of campsites does not bug me, as you say, the day will be 'offsite'
We are looking at a May visit, hope to see young ones.
Will never match the adventure of gaylejoe.

klattu is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Longest Trip in a Classic AIRSTREAM Motorhome winner Airstream Motorhome Forums 17 01-26-2005 08:11 PM
Longest Trip with a Vintage Airstream Pick On The Road... 7 11-03-2002 07:44 AM
South Carolina Trip Ideas rdm Our Community 4 10-17-2002 09:17 AM
Trip report (long and maybe boring) mkeith54 On The Road... 4 07-26-2002 09:39 PM
Took Globetrotter on first real trip Jim Clark On The Road... 4 07-01-2002 09:41 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.