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Old 09-07-2011, 11:01 PM   #197
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Can't even imagine.

Hi, I can't even imagine trying to park a 46' trailer. My total length is only 44' and that's plenty in most places. 26' trailer, 17' Lincoln, and another foot for the hitch. Also I would think that it would take two Buicks to tow that trailer. Kind of like two engines on a train. Keep this story coming, we like it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:59 AM   #198
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Smile Dear Bob, And Hey, That Is Close Enough...

Well, if I was as good look'in as you, I would have started this trip out in Hollywood...
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Bear with me now, I'll see what I can do... Over?
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:39 AM   #199
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Smile Yup, Even Back In 19 And 51...

The Paparazzi were around.
However, I could even imagine the interest in so huge a space, although not quite a space ship... Even before The Magic Carpet had her name painted upon, I talked some local paparazzi into letting me borrow their camera so's I could take a picture of them peeping around trying to get a better look see!

Here's what I got...

Pic # 1. Jeepers Peepers
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Terry,

The Long, Long Trailer title brought me to this thread and I'm so happy that you appropriated it for an even higher use! After reading your wonderful posts and seeing the amazing Life magazine photos, I feel like I've known your lovely family for years.

Seeing the once-in-a-lifetime adventure your parents created for you - and the obvious mark it left on your brothers and sisters - has really bolstered my confidence that our recent decision to buy our own long trailer was the right one!

I pray that our kids will remember us the way you do your own parents and that we'll have the strength to give them the foundation for life that can only come with a family who works, learns and plays together!
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:47 PM   #201
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Terry,

The Long, Long Trailer title brought me to this thread and I'm so happy that you appropriated it for an even higher use! After reading your wonderful posts and seeing the amazing Life magazine photos, I feel like I've known your lovely family for years.

Seeing the once-in-a-lifetime adventure your parents created for you - and the obvious mark it left on your brothers and sisters - has really bolstered my confidence that our recent decision to buy our own long trailer was the right one!
I welcome you and family here to AirStream forums. Looks like you found this wonderful website much the same as I did and many others have! And by the way, no better place to share our experiences!
I especially love your comment about,
Quote; ( ' I pray that our kids will remember us the way you do your own parents and that we'll have the strength to give them the foundation for life that can only come with a family who works, learns and plays together! ' ).

May I add that, No amount of education could replace what we shared and learned together as a family during our 34 day trek across this Magnificent Country. The interaction to pull together, solve an issue, dig in together to get what ever job done that needed to get all of us where we wanted to go.
Now, before this journey, I think that I had mentioned earlier, our Dad worked soooo much to support all of us, ( and thank God there want no required permit for over weight before we bought the Magic Carpet ).

He worked LONG LONG hours, and our Mom would hold dinner as late as 8:00 PM or sometimes even later, just so's us children got to visit with him around the dinner table for awhile!
However unfortunate, I think with todays economic straights , things haven't gotten much better for most everyone from them old days, and even with all of our hard work today, there is something way out of line.

Today, I would encourage all to write their respective Congressmen to help them with their struggles figuring out what 2+2=.

Forgive me Erik, I got lost in today!

Different times, however my prayers will always be with you and yours and I also wish you the very best!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:25 PM   #202
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To unite people and pull them together! A great time in freedom to honor those who have gone before and have shown the rest just how to expand our world, yesteryear and today as well!


We all know that time changes, some better, some worse...


Now, to get back on topic in the early 19 and 50s, our very own Rascal Flats put on a different kind of tantrum deciding to chew up some wheel bearings during our journey to the west!

Brother Fred using some emery-cloth from the safety kit that Dad put together back in Stoneham MA. as the axle tube got some damage that wouldn't allow a simple bearing swap. ( Has Anyone Else Been Hear? ) Thank God for some good Ol' Yankee ingenuity!
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Rivet Mom's Kitchen, Within The Magic Carpet

As most would agree and understand, our kitchen areas get lots of traffic whether in wheeled or conventional stationary housing!..
To prepare for rush hour's, hasn't changed much over time for many of us!

So, there were some special rules set up to facilitate feeding the hungry!
#1. Unless specifically summoned, stay away from the kitchen area before meal time.

#2. Reread rule #1.

#3. Be very thankful for what you get.

#4. Reread rule #3.

#5. Our Mom was the best cook in the world! And that ain't no BS! I love my Mom!

#6. I read all of the above, and I'm stick'in to it!

However, I did have a special badge, worn on my shirt that gave me free rain to the kitchen, as I was back up to KP duty!

Pictured, is Sister's Linda at work, and apparently Dianne taking a break, watching The Easter Bunny on B&W TV!... It was free back in them days... Oh couldn't we all use some O'that today!!!!
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Back In The Day...

We did have authentic B & W photos! And also interesting to me is that I remember watching all of our favorite programs together as a family on B & W TV as well!.. Oh, the memories...

Now, as most can understand, I absolutely refuse to grow up!

There's just something about these old B & W photos with live B & W TV within them, that tickles me!

Here's another antique photo for those that appreciate!

Pic # 1. More Signatures for Uncle George's Painting
If you should need a closer look, check out Post # 69 page # 5, this thread.
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Being So Thankful For

So many of our family's angel's, and yes we were all very blessed with in our time here on this very planet Earth.

Sister Linda, doing her part to ensure the comfort for the rest of us within the Magic Carpet, and her family.

Among other talents that get displayed over here ( most every day ), we continue to learn the intricacies that are the very lifeblood of our existence!

Now, I have heard that there is some space junk that is on it's way toward us from ( the upper atmosphere ), Yikes!...

Among other things, hardhats could be required!..

It is very much a shame that our very own govern'Ment ( for us ) seems to be in a total stall pattern, at this time!

However, I do Love Y'All,
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Rivet Enjoying Our Magic Carpet Ride

Among all of the wonderful site seeing and adventure for us children, there were other special amenities that made the days together, even better!

Hows about a little breakfast in bed!!
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Hi, what a great family and a unique adventure. Thank You for keeping it going on this forum.
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Rivet Hi Bob

No better place to share our stories than AirStream Forums. Folks out here have a special understanding of just what it is to travel with our homes in tow ( so to speak ). On the one hand, it keeps us grounded ( with no bag fees ).

Smooch better than being on a airplane during a flight when the pilots get their retirement confirmation papers and walk toward the back of the plane putting on their parachutes!


Thank you Bob.
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Terry,

The Long, Long Trailer title brought me to this thread and I'm so happy that you appropriated it for an even higher use! After reading your wonderful posts and seeing the amazing Life magazine photos, I feel like I've known your lovely family for years.

Seeing the once-in-a-lifetime adventure your parents created for you - and the obvious mark it left on your brothers and sisters - has really bolstered my confidence that our recent decision to buy our own long trailer was the right one!

I pray that our kids will remember us the way you do your own parents and that we'll have the strength to give them the foundation for life that can only come with a family who works, learns and plays together!
OverLander64 started this thread and brought us all here! My hope is that I didn't PHO, in tagging along!
Maybe I should have private messaged him and got his permission to post in this thread..?

I would like to hear from OverLander64, to continue on...
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Greetings Terry!

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OverLander64 started this thread and brought us all here! My hope is that I didn't PHO, in tagging along!
Maybe I should have private messaged him and got his permission to post in this thread..?

I would like to hear from OverLander64, to continue on...
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I am thrilled that you began posting to the thread . . . your posts gave the thread a life of its own and I have truly enjoyed following your family's travel adventure!

I enjoy seeing the e-mail message that there are new posts to this thread . . .
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