We are a family of three: two humans and a stuffed badger named Makeshift.
We live in our Airstream.
Kate (Mushroom or Mushy) is a cartographer, writer, editor, copyeditor, and webmistress, now running her company—Blackmer Maps—out of the Airstream. She also spends a lot of time photographing stuff, cooking, writing, quilting, reading, and working on epistolary projects (she writes letters and decorates A LOT of envelopes). Many cafes are visited and many journals are filled. She does not like melon of any sort.
Shannon (Badger) is in the Coast Guard. He is currently stationed on the US Coast Guard Cutter HEALY which spends about half of the year pitching around in the Arctic Ocean (no, actually, it's his dream job!). When she's not in the north, the HEALY is ported in downtown Seattle, so Shannon rides the ferry over to the city for work every day (boat-to-boat). He is also working on his undergraduate degree in Emergency Management so he spends a lot of time concentrating on assignments for school. He likes eating (and finding great restaurants) and drinking beer (and finding little pubs and breweries to haunt). He does not like cilantro or snakes.
Makeshift (Manky, Manks, Mankers, Mankshift, Shifty) is our stuffed badger. He'd no doubt add, "Stuffed with cookies!" Makeshift has been with us for eight years, travelling around, meeting people, seeing the sights, and visiting friends. He likes watching out the windows of the Airstream, and likes his perches in both Truck and Pants (our Smart Car). Makeshift gets into trouble regularly, and is thus sometimes wrongfully accused! Makeshift does not like it when dogs bark—it disrupts his snoozing (what he spends most of his time doing). And he hates that we live so far away from his very favorite restaurants in the whole world: Home Kitchen Cafe and In Good Company, both in Rockland, Maine. And all his friends and family all over the world. *sniff*
You can reach us via email at: info [at] badgermushroomshow.com
And literally hundreds and hundreds more can be seen on Makeshift's Flickr stream.