We are Floridians

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.

Florida map on the door.
Tropical theme.

We didn’t want to overdo it on Dixie Pixie’s exterior. Now we plan to tackle the interior. Stay tuned …

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Cooking Aboard Dixie Pixie

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.

It’s an Egg Thing

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.