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Old 12-19-2006, 09:02 AM   #15
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Somewhere between Christmas and New Year's we plan on doing some snowshoeing with the GT as basecamp.

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Old 12-19-2006, 10:21 AM   #16
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"Is anyone else obsessed enough to spend Christmas in their Airstream?"

Well, yes! Both Christmas and New Year's! In our "new" 1990 LY.

Haven't decided where for Christmas, but Grassy Pond (USAF campground near Valdosta, GA) for New Year's has become a family tradition.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Old 12-19-2006, 10:25 AM   #17
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We are winterized too, but will be warming up the toaster as a guest house for my brother over Christmas. Then taking Maxwell up to Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park) for New Year's weekend. No water or sewer hook-ups this time of year at the campground but we'll use the facilities there and bring our own jugs of drinking water, paper plates, our Nick & Nora flannel sheets, a down comforter, lots of propane and plenty of holiday cheer! Spending it with some other crazy Airstreamers. High temps expected to be upper 20's/lower 30's lows in the teens...

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Old 12-19-2006, 11:26 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by InsideOut
High temps expected to be upper 20's/lower 30's lows in the teens...

BRRRR! You are a die-hard! Just don't stick your tongue to the aluminum! They might have to call the fire department!
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Old 12-19-2006, 01:27 PM   #19
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We are spending Christmas in our airstream in NC. 14" tree...lights....and soon we'll be in Mexico .....enjoy TX ......Merry Christmas to all
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Old 12-19-2006, 01:28 PM   #20
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We'll be spending Christmas in our Airstream at Lake 'O the Pines in Northeast Texas. Hopefully we'll have good weather - otherwise we'll be shuttling back and forth to the casinos in Shreveport!

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Old 12-19-2006, 03:42 PM   #21
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Both sets of parents are coming for the holiday's again this year. They take up all the beds. Since the AS is only a wood floor with no shell, we'll be in the garage sleeping in our over sized teardrop trailer. We did this last year and it worked out great. Stereo, heater, 13 inch flat screen. We had a great lightening storm Christmas Eve and we were snug as a bug. Next year we're looking forward to getting up for coffee without going outside.
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Old 12-19-2006, 04:11 PM   #22
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Ho...Ho... Holy Mackeral. Christmas in our Airstream

We are spending Christmas and New Years in our '78 31' Excella... not by choice. When we came home to Palm Bay FL from Texas, where we spent our Thanksgiving, we found the house flooded... from the inside. The water company had replaced the water meter and when they turned the water back on, they were none too gentle about it and burst the hot water line to the washer. It happened the day we left for Texas about 4 hours after we pulled out of the yard. Soooooo... for 6 days water deluged into the house, a 3br 2ba ranch.

I turned the water off at the outside shutoff, called the insurance company and then the cleanup company. I checked the water meter and found that 27,395.77 gallons of water had coursed through the house. Mold had started to form where the water had wicked up the wall. So now the house has a Post Katrina Motif, where all the walls are gutted from the 4 foot level to the floor. All cabinets are gone. Essentially the whole interior will be rebuilt because of the mold. ServiceMaster has done a great job. Minor mess ups. but all in all, a good job.

So here we are in our Home at Home which sits in the back yard. We have one Crane Facility we can use in the house which saves on dumping black water. Of course, one has to be cautious, since the walls to the bathroom are... well... gone.

It doesn't look like the house will be back in order any time soon. We can thank our lucky stars for two things. First, we live in Florida where the palm trees sway and the ocean (3 miles away) laps gently on the shore, and two, we have this marvelous Airstream Trailer. Actually, it doesn't get any better than this. We can still use the hot tub on the back porch and I have taken the opportunity to run speaker wire, telephone lines and TV cable through the house walls.

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Old 12-19-2006, 04:31 PM   #23
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My Argosy will be home for Christmas, but I will have family at the house, so can't spend much time in him. I will be working on him over the holidays and thru the rest of the Winter. It will be good to be able to look out and see him there again. Bob has been living in Twink while doing a job in Muskogee, Oklahoma, but will be going to Minnesota right after Christmas and doesn't think he wants to risk trying to tow the Argosy up North. We're searching for another Argosy for him to use on his jobsites so I can have my beloved Argosy down here or at the lake. We did spend Thanksgiving in our Argosy.
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Old 12-19-2006, 04:36 PM   #24
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we have winterized but we just can't help ourselves. After Christmas dinner we are headed for our favorite state park! Heron State Park here we come Right now there is a huge snowstorm in Northern New Mexico . Well that wont stop us we'll take water in containers. Don't want to freeze like last year. Its repaired but I don't want to do that again.Hopefully I'll get lucky and catch a huge Lake Trout The wife is getting cabin fever I have to get her to the lake
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:49 PM   #25
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How far is Heron SP from Navajo Lake? I remember staying there and snag-fishing salmon...say 25-30 years ago...
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:05 PM   #26
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We are headed to Jacksonville in the morning. This will be our first Christmas in Lucy.
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:38 AM   #27
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Christmas in the Airstream

At this time I am considering a trip to Pipe Stem State Park in West Virginia. This is a great base camp from which to go skiing. We stayed there last year and almost had the park to ourselves. January will find me on the way to the FORUMS rally at Topsail Hill State Park in FL. For winter camping I have the trusty old Suburban furnace (cleaned and serviced regularly), a Big Buddy propane heater, for back up, and I also have new batteries in the carbon monoxide detector. Keeping the trailer in tip top shape means I am working on the bearings and brakes this week.
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Old 12-21-2006, 05:02 AM   #28
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We won't be spending either Christmas or the New Year in our AS as Carmen O is in Ohio at P&S getting all gussied up - stripped, polished and clear coated and under belly painted. Other work to include ss rock guards, rock guards for front windows and awnings on street, curb and back window. I miss not seeing her parked in the driveway and can't wait to bring her home to NC. I know Steve at P&S will be glad when he is finished so I will stop bugging him about sending pictures of the progress.

We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year whether you are at home or out and about in your AS. Travel safely.

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