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Old 08-10-2006, 10:41 PM   #295
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Tomorrow I head east for a sad event - the memorial service for my Mom who passed on a Thursday in May. Our family will gather for our farewell and I'd hoped she'd be able to see my Airstream before she passed. She and my father loved Airstreams and always wanted one as we camped as kids - so when I acquired mine I hoped very much that she was able to see I'd fulfilled the dream. Sadly by the time we found just the right one alzheimer's had taken it's dreadful toll. So today, Thursday, I went out and sat in my trailer and put into words all the thoughts I had that I'll be asked to say on Monday when we do the deed, and it just felt like the right time and the right place to put it all together. So, it's Thursday, and I continue to love my Airstream because it brings back a lot of tremendous memories of times past spent with family and good friends, and I know we will continue to add more good old times while it's in our possession. I also know right about now she's probably wondering why the heck I haven't polished it yet.....
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:45 PM   #296
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well the hour is passing here.....

my thoughts are with you barry...

for others.....why do you like your airsteam this thursday?

there is still space for more reasons...

and room for yours...

it has been a wonderful set of replies today...

from camping to repairs to new trailers...and photos oh the photos!!

anticipation of travel, return from travel...pictures of travel...

and folks connecting in many ways and from many views...

that is why i like my airstream today...

she may be aluminum....

but the magnetisim is strong...for all that pass by,

on thursdays....

cheers
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:48 PM   #297
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Nice pics ~ Thanks! Where along the coast? Looks like Avila Beach? Or north of Santa Cruz? Trying to place the lighthouse. I think I have sailed by it but they appear so different when on land...

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Almost, but not quite, Mrs. NorCal Bambi!..we were at Manchester near Pt. Arena, that's the lighthouse..about 4 hours from Sacto on hwy 1 no. or Bodega Bay..my husband goes abbing..here's a pic for you
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barry,

you honor us by sharing these thoughts and your mother's passing.

thank you and godspeed.

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Old 08-10-2006, 11:10 PM   #299
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Tomorrow I head east for a sad event - the memorial service for my Mom who passed on a Thursday in May. Our family will gather for our farewell and I'd hoped she'd be able to see my Airstream before she passed. She and my father loved Airstreams and always wanted one as we camped as kids - so when I acquired mine I hoped very much that she was able to see I'd fulfilled the dream. Sadly by the time we found just the right one alzheimer's had taken it's dreadful toll. So today, Thursday, I went out and sat in my trailer and put into words all the thoughts I had that I'll be asked to say on Monday when we do the deed, and it just felt like the right time and the right place to put it all together. So, it's Thursday, and I continue to love my Airstream because it brings back a lot of tremendous memories of times past spent with family and good friends, and I know we will continue to add more good old times while it's in our possession. I also know right about now she's probably wondering why the heck I haven't polished it yet.....
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Hi Barry,
This is Codybear, I'm sad to hear of the loss of your mom and that she wasn't able to see your airstream. My dad passed away on a Thursday September 27,2001 16 days after September 11, the day the World stopped...

Sadly, we never got around to taking my dad and mom together on a trip in our Safari..we have taken my mom who's going to be 87 on trips with us..but it's not quite the same as the two of them went everywhere together..

My thoughts are with you..I'm glad that you have such wonderful memories and look forward to more great experiences to come
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:21 AM   #301
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It's packed and ready for the road. In a few hours we will leave this oven and head up to cooler weather for a few days. Camping with friends, a little fishing and a few nights by the camp fire. It doesn't get much better!
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Smile Its Thursday and I like the Airstream because...

All systems cleaned up, packed and ready to go tonight! Just have to finish baking and preping some food for the trip!! It is such a pleasure to boondock in the Airstream--no tent nostalgia here! We're leaving to go boondocking in the UP! Leaving the worries on the doorstep! Hiawatha National Forest here we come!
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Old 08-17-2006, 06:43 AM   #303
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It's Thursday and I Like My Airstream Because...

Because I put off buying the really expensive awning lights for god knows what reason, and came across a real cool set of lights on clearance at the local grocery store the other day - they were all of $12 (Canadian $$ to boot, so in U.S. $$ that's almost free!!).
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:26 AM   #304
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It's Thursday and I like my Airstream...........
This has not been a good summer for Chummy. Most summers he's out in the woods almost every day camping under the stars and enjoying the fresh air. This summer he has spent most of the time sitting on his gravel pad. Today, Thursday, I'll go sit with him. True the month of June he got to camp out the whole month but since then just one time. Family things and special occasions just kept popping up and now I have to have an operation. Seems they found some cancer in my colon and want to take the cancer out which means a stay in the hospital and several weeks recovery before I can even think of driving Chummy again. So today I will sit with Chummy and spend some time with him, maybe fix something that is not broken or polish something that already shines just so he knows better times are ahead.
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Old 08-17-2006, 08:43 AM   #305
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Kent,
When health and mortality issues rear their heads, it reminds us of how fragile we are and how fortunate we are for all the other days of our lives.

It also reminds us to the importance of hobbies as a healthy distraction to our daily lives.

My thoughts are with you today.

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God speed on your recover Kent.

Today is Thursday and I like my Airstream because...this week end it will be going to the North Georgia Mountains! We sent our applications to WBCCI two weeks ago and this week end we are going to Top of Georgia Airstream Park!
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It's Thursday, and I like my Airstream:

Because I have been able the last few days to work a little on it. New blinds all the way and Peppy is soooo glad now the sun is kept out and his curtains will last a little longer.
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I love Mbuti because the AC is working fine here in Vegas, NPR is on the radio, the fridge is full of healthy food, and the library has just the right books (Strangers to Ourselves, Blink, The Ape Within..). But we are not boondocking, which is a bummer. Soon, soon... here's a photo taken on the way here from the RMVAC of the intrepid aviator creeping bravely up to the edge of the cliff to get the big photo.

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... So today I will sit with Chummy and spend some time with him, maybe fix something that is not broken or polish something that already shines just so he knows better times are ahead.
Kent, those are definitely true love actions. True love will pull you and Chummy through.

Perhaps a critical mass of aluminum outside the hospital would help...

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