View Poll Results: How old are you?
< 30 9 3.18%
>=30 and < 40 37 13.07%
>= 40 and < 50 49 17.31%
>=50 and < 60 94 33.22%
>=60 94 33.22%
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #127
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Originally Posted by Eric H

I seriously have NO idea how people have kids and restore an airstream. My children would be in foster care so quickly their heads would spin:-) Just kidding....kinda....
You have get a hall pass or find some things the kids can can be very fun!
34 here, wife 32, 4yo and 7mo old little girls. Airstream is 30.
My 4yo LOVES the aistream! Smart girl!

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #128
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I tell them all the time that if they just let us work on it, we might be able to actually camp in before they are moving out. That works maybe one weekend each month......

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:06 PM   #129
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How Old

Being old or acting old is a state of mind. Ageing is something that can't be avoided. The exeption is dying. I try to play every day as if it were my last.
I'll be 80 in September.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:45 AM   #130
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Fun story…
In 1996, 2 days after my 40th, my phone in my classroom rings. Which only rings if it's very important. My father was on the other end. In that split second when you mind goes a mile a minute, my mind went everywhere and my heart skipped a beat. Dads voice "You know how you always tease me I'm older than dirt? Well, you're older than Play-Doh". Confused look on my face, "What?" "Well, you turned 40 two days ago. In the paper today Play-Doh turned 40. Have a good day". I had to smile and chuckle. A few days later my students had a gift for me. A Play-doh stamp (I stamp their homework).
Even yesterday at 94 years old my, older than dirt, father reminded me that I am older than Play-Doh.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #131
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Happy Birthday to me.

I'll be 62 tomorrow (5/06). Happy Birthday to me. Having said that I'm in I think very good shape. I usually try to take care of myself. Use my Y membership. My younger brother (60) and I have summitted Mt Rainier four times. Last week as he was musing about him turning 60 and me turning old enough to collect SS he asked me if I wanted to give it another shot. I dunno, my wife says no and I say maybe. I try to put a kayak out two or three times a week and for the last several years have been doing lots of manual labor helping my family maintain their boats. My inner tinkerer is very satisfied. I am lean, able to work and play hard and wake up the next morning optimistic about the day ahead. Life is very good. BTW my AS isn't even weaned yet.

Hope is not a plan.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:42 PM   #132
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I'm 33 and have been full timing in my airstream for about a year now. I feel much older mentally but much younger physically. I guess that's due to three deployments overseas with one in heavy combat in Afghanistan. I feel younger physically because I like to stay in shape.

Age is mainly a state of mind and staying in shape. My dad is 65 and has always been in good shape and looks better than most late 40 year olds. I can only hope I stay in as good of shape as he has.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:10 PM   #133
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64, with 2 new knees to allow the balance of this trip to be a lot more fun.
Hello. I had total replacement of both knees at age 76 and a tripple bypass at 77. I'll be 79 this year Except for my family the surgerys were the best thing that happend to me. Good luck with the knees.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #134
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Last night, we celebrated my birthday (5/10). I turned 30. We partied enough to know that I'm too old for that nonsense.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #135
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Rock and Roll

59 last week. So funny to see the comments, my most memorable concert (and I did make it to a few) was the Jefferson Airplane (not the Starship some of you younger folks may remember) (loud) and colors.... Lucky to have survived the days...

Lordy they were fun though, and still today, at least twice a week, I get in the truck to go to work and the radio reminds me of just how loud you need to play rock and roll to really feel it. Guess I turn it up a little on the way home.

.... but shop music on the way in..

My Airstream is half my age! In its Prime!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #136
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39 and holding on like hell, here, although I admit I just got out of the hot tub after working on the Airstream all day.

Mentally I'm 25, physically I'm every bit of 39, some days closer to 59.

Mrs Taylormade is 35 and Ethel the Airstream is 34.

Casa, funny you mention Jeffership Starship... they play locally around here at charity events. I've bumped into them twice in the last year.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #137
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49-that number means nothing. My only fear is that I forget what a gift every day is. Stay thirsty my friends.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #138
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38........ (had to do the math funny enough)

At least for a few more months! Definitely feel my age but generally in a good way - Lots of life experiences which is a good thing. I'd like to say the upcoming 4-0 isn't at all scary but I'll admit, while I plan on going in like a lion, a part of me wishes it would hold off a few more . Time flies (and not only when you're having fun). There's so much I want to do, see, etc....

My partner is 42 and....

We've got a 7 yr old who LOVES our 1967 globetrotter....

and a 20 yr old who has yet to stay in it (he is 20 after all - there are more fun things than hanging out with mom, I know)
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:23 AM   #139
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If this thread goes too much longer, I'll need to change my vote.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:25 AM   #140
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I've already had to change mine unless I lied the first time, jim

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