What do we do when we travel on the road in America? I’ll tell you about our typical day, on board of American Pie our Airstream trailer parked in this time at Desert Hot Springs in California.
Have you ever seen an Airstream trailer inside? Watch the video about our American Pie the Airstream Flying Cloud 25ft here.
It will be the jet lag, 9 hours less from Italy, it will be the emotion of sleeping in a trailer, that before 5 am, you already have your eyes wide open and the desire of a mug of American coffee.
Goodmorning World! ☕
Yuri gets up and prepares breakfast, and I’m warm under the duvets. At night, the temperature drops dramatically, and we prefer to keep the heating off to listen to the sounds of nature and animals outside. It is much more romantic than that of the heat pump. 😉
We grant ourselves the privilege of American television since in Switzerland our screens are just tablets and mobile phones to tune in to the news. I immediately take the computer to read the emails. It’s already lunchtime on the other side of the globe, and I must work.
In a few minutes the room warms up, the lights of dawn become incandescent, and Yuri begins to photograph in his pajamas 😳, fascinated by how the outside world takes shape after the night. We work until about 9.00am. Then we prepare for departure.
🚐 On the road again
What will be the next stop? We often do not know. We decide to last. Yuri sets a meeting through Instagram with a country singer (in this case we are talking about Charley Crockett) who plays in a city that is not on our route but gives us a photo shoot with an interview. It’s worth it, let’s change direction. 👌
In speed and with more and more experience Yuri unhooks the plugs of light, water, discharges from the ground and attacks the pick up to the trailer. It still takes at least 30 minutes before American Pie is ready to take off.
Before to leave, Yuri is at work. Watch the story on Youtube.
Here we go. Yuri driving, me as a navigator. Coffee and camera. CD number 5, song number 5, and lets the adventure begin on the sound of On The Road Again by Willie Nelson. Our travel playlist is on Spotify here American Pie Airstream. i
We love to travel on the US Highway losing time in no hurry. Our trips are incredibly long. Yuri snaps repeatedly. He fascinated by American landscapes like the desert, countryside, abandoned cities. And by the people, we meet during the journey. The day runs fast; we lose ourselves in our world. I read and study the area; I advise on places where to sleep, drink and eat. We usually to stop before 5.00 pm to avoid traveling at night.
Getting in a campsite or sheltered area after a long day on the road, it’s always a great relief. The sunset gives us spectacular colors while we settle in our area. We are often tired but happy and full of the world we have lived in. We bring in the heart: colors, sounds, and emotions, as well as a considerable number of photographs and videos.
Now it’s time for dinner and barbecue. Holy moment. We are both passionate about cooking, and we like to relax in the kitchen, in turn, we experiment dishes with local products. And sometimes we allow ourselves an excellent Italian spaghetti. Strictly spaghetti Rummo n.5 brought in a suitcase from Italy.
After Dinner ⭐
Well, I need to go back to work connecting me with the Mac. I could be anywhere. Yuri instead, intrigued by neighbors comes out to make friends. Every day is a discovery, from the Youtuber of North Dakota to the family traveling from Alaska for a period of sabbatical, to the elderly couple going in caravans to visit the nephews scattered throughout the United States, to the veteran left alone and perpetually in travel. He has a wealth of knowledge around America that sooner or later will do a photographic project on people, I think.
We are tired now. We want to retire in our Airstream, our spaceship, cozy, warm, comfortable and with all the comforts. When we close the door, we leave the world outside finding ourselves and feeling at home. Far away from our pets but happy with the American spirit inside.
We collapse exhausted to sleep in our Queen bedroom, watching the stars or a movie. We have fun chatting about the day, and we begin to dream about the day after.
The Road Is Life
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