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Old 09-13-2010, 08:09 PM   #29
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Dear Robbie,

I think I could very easily fall into the situation you have described for yourself, with one exception - I've learned that "it is not about the destination, but the journey itself." Sorry to re-coin such an often used metaphor.

So easily I get caught up in the preparation, and make such a big deal about being perfect FOR EVERYTHING, that I cannot enjoy ANYTHING. However, in the past year I have learned to "breathe" and not worry about being so perfect. I have learned to enjoy even the process, and accept help from others (they can do it just as good as I can), and it has been easier to enjoy life.

Sometimes, it has been easier to get everything ready a couple of days earlier, just to relax enough to get into the rig and get on the road, relaxed and able to enjoy people, places and things to the fullest.

Don't worry about the trailer, it will be fine. Don't worry about the hookups, heater, refer, water heater, A/C or DC - just breathe the air, enjoy the scenery and take time to create an environment where you can relax and enjoy it. Invite new experiences to become your new obsession and the trailer can be your best friend (besides your significant other if you have one).

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Old 09-13-2010, 08:37 PM   #30
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It's sounds like your best bet is the Marrriot. But there aren't too many of those in a nice quiet place. Besides that, their AC/heaters are really noisy and in some you can't even open the windows. I wouldn't worry about the AS or the fridge or the food in it. If the food in it goes bad throw it out and by some more or don't take any with you and drive down the road to a restaurant. Take soda, beer and water amybe a little wine, none of which will go bad if it gets warm. People have food go bad in their refer at home and it's not the end of the world. Take it out one more time, have a few beers by the fire, get a good nights sleep and see how things look in the morning. The key is to relax and enjoy the trip.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:57 PM   #31
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Robby;
Just realized we're neighbors...I'm in Louisville, Tennessee (and Huntsville, Alabama). There are several Airstreams in Maryville, and maybe one of your neighbors is looking forward to moving up! We live in one of the most beautiful places on God's Green Earth. Wishing you the best in moving forward.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:39 PM   #32
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Think of this adventure as successfully determining that this is not the best option for you and that through hard work and perseverance you ruled this option out. I remember your early posts where you were disappointed when others were beating you to advertised trailers and when you were elated that you finlly found one.

This journey gave you those moments of victory as well - don't lose sight of that.

Happy trails wherever you go and stay Robbi.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:01 PM   #33
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Question to Robbie, Do you have a travel partner? or pet? We find that one of us ( Rusty Rivet) or I will always found a positive-when the other thinks things are impossible - or more difficult than one would want to deal with.
Hope that you will find enjoyment in your travels = whatever they maybe.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:39 PM   #34
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We bought our AS from a lady who was really sad to part with it; I don't know her reasons (maybe a money issue, maybe health). But, I think it helped her to know that it was being adopted by a new family who would love and take good care of it. Look at it this way.....you have had your time and now you are making someone else happy!
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Question to Robbie, Do you have a travel partner? or pet?...
as mentioned earlier, it's been a tough year all 'round 4 the op ...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...rse-59226.html

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Old 09-13-2010, 11:38 PM   #36
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as mentioned earlier, it's been a tough year all 'round 4 the op ...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...rse-59226.html

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Thanks 2air' for the above link to Robbie's post of last December. I missed reading that one when I went back to read his former posts...

Brought tears to my eyes.

Robbie, Thanks for sharing so much with us ... best wishes to you and family.

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Old 09-13-2010, 11:51 PM   #37
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Hey Robbie,

Sorry to hear that you're selling. Only you know what the correct decision for your family is, and I certainly respect you and your ability to move in the direction that meets your needs.

Thanks for your friendship and the assistance helping KMTYME last year with the settlement issues.

Wishing you the best,

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Old 09-14-2010, 08:24 AM   #38
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Sorry that Airstreaming is not for you. But hey it is not for everybody. I tried taking flying lessons once. It was not for me. I bought a boat once and my family did not enjoy it like I did. We all make mistakes. The important thing is that we try something new. That is the only way to see if we like it. So sell the AS, pass it on the the next person(s) to enjoy and then try something else when you are ready. All the best to you.

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:08 AM   #39
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And a dude is not necessarily a man.

If it were, a dude ranch would be a stag club.

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While technically you are correct. Typically dude ranches are inhabited by dudes and dudettes and the term dude is usually man or boy, while dudette is always the female gender.

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:24 AM   #40
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I don't see buying and then selling an Airstream as a mistake. Just another of lifes abventures. Some of my adventures are more enjoyable than others. I tried golf for a time because a buddy is an avid goffer. What a collosil waste of time and money!! But from experiance I can saw I HATE golf. Adios, John
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One other thought. Do you worry this much about everything? My first thought was that your worries outweighed the fun of camping because you just don't enjoy camping that much. The second was that the worrying has got out of hand. If life seems to consist of problems, worries and troubles with no fun or enjoyment at all maybe it's not the camping. Maybe you have a medical problem and need to talk to your doctor.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:43 AM   #42
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An old shotgun that is scratched from hundreds of rough hunts
is better than a beautiful new one......

I heard a story of an old farmer who would buy a new pickup
every 3 to 4 years and straight away put it to rough work of
all types....never a concern for looks or appearances.
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