curtis and a cactus that's flowering

Signs of Spring

When we first got here I noticed the cactus had flower buds but they weren’t flowering yet. We hoped that they would flower while we were still here and the other night I spotted this one off of the dirt road to our campsite.

Do spring flowers inspires spring cleaning? I guess so, because we completely washed our interior walls for the first time ever on our Airstream.

For those who don’t know, our walls are just like the outside of the trailer, shiny aluminum. We’ve wiped down spots with a little bit of water and a microfiber towel, but have never tackled the entire interior.

We used Meguiar’s “Deep Crystal” Car Wash mixed in a bucket of water. We worked out a system where I would soak our microfiber mit in the water, wring it out and wipe down a section. Brian would follow me with a chamois cloth and wipe the wall dry.

The result is incredible. We were so used to the layer of dust from the desert and film from cooking we forgot how really shiny our inside walls are. The result is awesome and it really wasn’t too terrible a chore.

2013 Cost of Camping:
14 nights paid camping
61 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $407.75
Daily average cost of camping: $5.44

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  • Reply Tom March 17, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Great pic!!

  • Reply terrie March 17, 2013 at 9:41 am

    WOW….I love this one….The Curtis looks so plush….

  • Reply John and Pam Wright March 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Wonderful picture! We have some ground flowers here in Utah but no signs of flower buds on the cacti yet. I have a feeling we may be just ahead of the flowering all the way through southern Utah. But our trees are all flowering with our 80’s this week!!

    glad you were inspired to spring clean. There never seems to be time to clean with this life style!

  • Reply Maggie March 18, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Nice picture! I need Spring previews- snow expected here in CT tonight.

  • Reply Wayne March 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for the interior cleaning tip. Nice blog

  • Reply Nan and John March 25, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Ours is not aluminum, but would you come clean ours,…..just for the fun of it? hehehe

    • Reply Leigh March 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

      HA! Glad you found the blog!

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