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Old 01-08-2018, 09:17 PM   #29
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Beautiful AS myth and painful reality of life on the road... ??

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In the end things make us happy for the short term... But in a fire you save the children and the pets... the stuff can all be replaced.

Absolute truth in this statement. Have lived in tornado alley (Northern Alabama). FEMA-compliant storm shelter in deepest part of basement designed to preserve lives of the occupants and withstand entire house blowing away/down. Only ‘stuff’ stored in there was communications gear, food and water for doggies and people, plus heavy tools for self rescue. The rest of the wonderful stuff in the house gets to fend for itself.

We spent many severe weather outbreaks eating a meal in the shelter area.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:36 PM   #30
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FaN's definition of the "Airstream Dream":
A process that you are so happily immersed in that all the other crap in your life seems to disappear.

Then you have to turn around and go home again.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:00 PM   #31
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Heh, even just working on it in preparation for using my AS is a joy.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:52 AM   #32
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I have to agree. Tinkering with our tin tortuga is not a chore but a hobby !
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:38 AM   #33
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One might clarify the above to be a full time hobby.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:45 PM   #34
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Yes Airstreams cost money, but so does everything else. It's your choice to live the way you want to. Your going to have costs if you live in a home or your RV full time. For me I have not retired yet can't for 20 or more years from now but I would like to have a retirement with my Airstream and also take summers off and go visit places you can see unless your in an RV. I like having my home away from home that comes with me to share the adventures. ( note: true Airstream owners name there Airstreams like a member of there family so they can share there trips with them). When I go out on trips with Agnes, my trailer, I feel my grandma's with me when travel. My trailers named after my grandma who loved to travel in there RV. But getting back to the costing money yes it does but I would gladly pay it to take my home away from home then to use hotels. It's the fun adventures you get and the stories you can tell to someone about you taking your home with you that you get. And also the people you meet with the same thing you have along the way that's why I do it.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:55 AM   #35
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Good words Rach.

We are savoring every moment spent outdoors and planning for the next adventure. Buying the AS changed everything for us. Regret nothing.
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