Monday, November 30, 2015

{Airstream Rehab} Camping in 1973

On some whim, my aunt decided to purchase the Airstream originally owned by my great aunt and uncle to restore to its original state. After realizing how much that would be, she dropped that thought by the wayside and left the camper to sit in a field.

Maybe you know this, or maybe it's news to you, but my husband and I enjoy camping. We currently travel with our pop-up camper towed behind our black Dodge pick-up truck. It has been a wonderful camper for us, but we are soon getting to the potty training years (the pop-up has no bathroom).

And, it doesn't have AC. If you know me, you know that I can be pretty crabby when I'm hot. Not having AC in the pop-up has been tough. Especially this last summer - the temps hit 95 degrees during one of our camping trips. Needless to say, I was less than delightful company.

On some whim (maybe those whims run in the family), I questioned my aunt about the old Airstream in early October

Where is it?
What's it like?
How long has it been sitting where it's sitting?

Those were the questions I was going to ask. But before I even finished the word "Airstream," it was mine. "Are you interested in it?" Nod. "It's yours." Jaw drops.

She spoke with her people, who contacted my people (because, you know, I have people). The next week, Hubs and I were off to visit our new camper. Our 1973 Airstream Sovereign - Land Yacht.

Holy smokes! We have an Airstream!


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    1. We are so pumped! It'll probably be a couple of years before we can camp in it...but it's pretty neat!