We haven’t traveled lately in Dixie Pixie but we do keep in touch with others who are fiberglass travel trailer (egg) enthusiasts via social media. Facebook groups, for example, are usually private members-only forums where you can exchange tips and techs, and where you can swap honest campground reviews. Just do a search in Facebook and you can find dozens of groups. We’re active in a few, like Casita Owners of America and Casita Owners. There are also state specific groups, and we belong to a Florida group.
If we are away from home, we’re reluctant to post anything until we return for security reasons. But after the trip, it’s fun to post pictures and recommendations of sites and campgrounds.
I will also share photos on this blog under PICS. Just click on the menu in the header to select.
When RV travelers meet at national parks, campgrounds, truck stops, or rallies, they inevitably ask you where you are from. Or as we say, “where y’all from?” Technically we’re Floridians. Barely. We live so close to the state line that Valdosta, Georgia, is our nearest Sam’s Club, Best Buy, or Outback Steakhouse. But we used to live in Jacksonville and consider Florida home.
When we began decorating Dixie Pixie, we wanted to show our Florida pride. Here’s what we did.
We didn’t want to overdo it on Dixie Pixie’s exterior. Now we plan to tackle the interior. Stay tuned …
Those who know me as author Cheryl Norman, know that I write cookbooks as well as fiction. I wrote a cookbook called Hasty Tasty RV Meals, but that was published during my motor homing days. Unfortunately, some of my advice from that book doesn’t apply to the tiny kitchen in my Casita. I don’t have a microwave oven, I don’t have room for a Vitamix, and my tiny freezer barely holds a bag of ice. Lately I’ve been thinking of writing a new cookbook specifically for those of us who travel in eggs. Perhaps I’ll title it Hasty Tasty Dixie Pixie Meals. LOL
Preparing meals in tiny spaces is challenging but rewarding. We save money and calories to compensate for our occasional visits to local restaurants. Part of the fun of travel is sampling the local cuisine.
I’m still adapting to Dixie Pixie’s kitchen, so I’m not ready to share tips. However, I welcome your advice. Any tips on cooking aboard my Dixie Pixie? Please share a comment.
We quickly learned that by getting a Casita we joined a subculture of fiberglass travel trailer owners who affectionately refer to their rigs as eggs. These eggs are, like boats, named. Groups keep records of egg names, many of which are variations of “egg.” I’ve seen Egg-Stream, VoyEgger, and CramALot. We struggled with an original name that suited us. We’re Southerners, our Casita is tiny yet fun…sort of like a pixie. Ta da! Dixie Pixie.
After 28 years of motor home travel, we decided to take a minimalistic approach to RV travel. We bought a 2018 Casita Liberty Deluxe 17’ travel trailer to pull with Butch’s F150 4X4. In August, we drove from our home in Florida to pick up our little camper at the factory in Rice, Texas. And the adventure began!
It’s been a bit of a challenge adjusting to smaller space and very limited storage, but we have the basics: bathroom with shower, kitchen with a refrigerator, sink, and 3-burner range, and enough cabinets to accommodate my cookware and a few small appliances. The diminutive trailer soon earned a nickname: Dixie Pixie. It’s fun and little, like a pixie, and we’re from the South, AKA Dixie.
Ten days before our trip to Rice, we were blessed and cursed with a brand new puppy, a Shihtzu Butch named Nova. Apparently, we started her off right because she loves to go bye-bye. She is a great little traveler and camper.