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Old 05-20-2008, 08:03 PM   #15
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Bob's really into retro 50's. Here's the type of house he wants to build at the lake. This is the last remaining 1950's shelter at Eufaula State Park. The lake was opened in the mid 50's and these were the shelters at the campgrounds. They have been replaced by log cabins now, but Bob's using this one as his model for the house he's building. Ours will not be concrete, but the form should be almost identical. SEE BELOW!
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:03 PM   #16
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And how you look at it.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:05 PM   #17
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:06 PM   #18
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Very true. Most people would say we rent an RV site next to an Interstate, beside a sewage treatment plant...
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:23 PM   #19
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We have 5 acres and a shack in Yucca Valley, Ca. It's the high desert.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:41 PM   #20
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Our Airstream sits on Harstine Island, in Puget Sound (Washington), looking over the water. Sandy beach, fir trees, kayaking, fishing, clam- and oyster-digging, Mt. Rainier (glacier-covered peak) on the horizon. Sunrises and moonrises out the dinette windows.

All utilities are in place (from a house that previously sat on the property). Our PO kindly towed the trailer to its current parking spot (we could never tow a 28' Safari with our Honda). We considered building, but this allowed us to get onto the property much faster (and for less money). It is truly paradise. Now, if only we didn't have to go to work!

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Old 05-20-2008, 08:49 PM   #21
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I'm right behind you on that one!!! Work sure does seem to get in the way of everything doesn't it?
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:32 AM   #22
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Airstine, welcome! I love Hartstine Island (my profile pic was taken there last Spring). Sounds like you've got the perfect spot. Any issues with leaving your trailer there full time? We've toyed with the idea of finding a spot there, but the cost to tow over on the ferry is prohibitive!
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It's all in the terminology.
Yeah, but you own an Airstream.

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I thought that I wanted a nice trout stream.

But I saw how a few inches of rain turn a nearby little stream into a raging dangerous river. I am glad that I ended up with a mountain spring.
No fish , but cool drinking water.
Floods have damaged a lot of riverside RVs in my neck of the woods.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:30 PM   #25
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Mel, thanks for the welcome.

We avoid the ferry fares by driving south, then taking the Narrows Bridge to get to Harstine Island.

So far, there have been no problems with leaving the airstream out there. The nearby property owners love the idea of having the silver sight in the area, and they keep an eye on things when we're gone.

Well, one problem last weekend--the rear vent cover disintegrated and blew off (topic for another thread). But the hole in the roof allowed us to sleep bathed in moonlight!
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:40 PM   #26
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I have a site in the NC mountains. Back in the early 70's it was known as Land Yacht Harbor. Many residents were AS owners. It was nice to see silver lining the driveways. My family graduated to a park model with tip out rooms, then built a small cabin. I insisted on keeping a pad for an RV and a 30 amp hookup. It comes in handy for overnight guests. It's on the Linville River and has been IN it (the river) as well. Floods are a danger of living by the normally tranquil river.
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We avoid the ferry fares by driving south, then taking the Narrows Bridge to get to Harstine Island.
Yep, that's always an option, but it's tough to motivate ourselves to drive around when the Edmonds ferry is about five minutes away from us. We learned a tough lesson last time, though - took the 22' trailer, which when combined with the truck put us over the 40' mark. OUCH! Lesson learned - take the small trailer on the ferry!

Glad to hear you have good neighbors who will keep an eye on the Airstream while you're away. Tough luck on that vent cover, though!
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Well, the full timing discussion has been batted around here many times too. But right now I enjoy having a garden and animals. Not quite ready to give up the property. Until then I have to just enjoy the free weekends when they happen.

Oh, and it never floods in my dream campsite, of course
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