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Old 07-22-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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families with kids

We just got our first airstream! A 1963 Overlander 26'! We are a 30 something family with kids (7 & 11) and wondering if there are many families attending rallies? It would be great to hook up with other families with kids.
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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That's great!

Airstreams are the coolest!

In our Unit (New England) there are many families with kids and pets. There is never a shortage of playmates at our Rallys. I hope you find the same in your WBCCI Unit.
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:47 PM   #3
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I'm not sure about rallies, but I can tell you that we also have kids (4 and 3). We are currently out in our Airstream for a week's vacation and albeit a newer Airstream, we are enjoying every minute of it.
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:27 PM   #4
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We're not members.....yet. Just wondering after seeing some rally pictures if we would see any couples our age or other kids.....otherwise we might bring our kid's friends with us. :0)
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:34 PM   #5
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I think it depends on the rallies and the culture of the ralliers (wbcci and others) in your area. We are finding folks in their 30's and 40's at rallies in our area - but I'm not sure that's true everywhere.

You can attend almost any rally as a guest. I encourage you to do this. Meet the people, decide if it's right for you.

Age is not so important as you might think - Airstreamers are cool at any age!
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:01 PM   #6
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We've thoroughly enjoyed the two forum rallys that we've attended here in Georgia, regardless of the relatively few number of children present. We just make sure to bring enough children for everybody else.
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Old 07-23-2005, 03:05 AM   #7
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Children while AirStreamin' ......

Hello all -

I find the subject of kids and AS's to be very TIGHTLY linked in so far as I experince my AS that way. How else would I willingly climb into it and go 400+ miles a Day and willingly go another 300 or so miles for that holy grail - but generally not! That was our 'klip' which we tried very hard to stick to. 350 to 450 miles a day, Period! Modification for family, friends and scenery were always accomodated and in some cases welcome relief!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 07-23-2005, 05:24 AM   #8
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Tightly Linked?

Is this what you mean by tightly linked?

We did an 8 day, 3300 mile trek to Colorado (overnighted in Columbia, MO of all places) last summer, with two days of visiting in Colo Spgs with 6 kids.

The kids did pretty well, but looking back, that was an absolutely grueling pace.

I am in agreement that 350-400 miles is about right with children.
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We have attended one rally so far. The Midwest Forum rally at Moraine View State park in June. We will do it again next year. Both our girls, 3 & 8, thouroughly enjoyed it.
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:58 AM   #10
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Three kids here...9, 5, 4. We tend to travel solo a bit in ours but we did attend one of the same rallies Pizza Chop was talking about. It was a forum rally and we had a good time. If you ever see a family like Pizza's in action it's like a highly tuned military operation....very organized and impressive and makes you wonder why you can't keep your own in check - after all we only have three

One of things that we really like about camping is that the kids make fast friends with other campers. Only this year have we heard "Can we take [name of friend] camping with us...". Most of the time they do fine on their own or connect with other kids quickly.
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:07 AM   #11
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Cool...it is nice to know there are other airstreamers with kids...we haven't done a lot of camping since they were babies. I have no problem relating to people of all ages and enjoy it actually...I just don't want to have my kids hanging on me the WHOLE time.
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Still Working with kids in tow

I think that you will find that Kids are a part of the WBCCI and they attend and participate a great deal at rallies.

Read some of my experiences here at this link.

Kids are GREAT!


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We're not members.....yet. Just wondering after seeing some rally pictures if we would see any couples our age or other kids.....otherwise we might bring our kid's friends with us. :0)
We're in the New England Unit and we've been bringing our kids (ages 8 and 4) to rallies and they're having the time of their lives. Both have made new friends and look forward to the next rally for a chance to play with them.

Some parents (including us) have a bit of phobia about putting family pics on the internet. That might be why you don't see so many pictures of kids on the forums.

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Lets see, we have kids. 10, 8, 2 1/2 and a little over 2 months.
We have attended two (or was it three) unit rallys with very good results. I still have to accutely camp in my Airstream though. We have been to one Forum rally and it was an absolute blast!!!
The kids take care of themselvs. I can not wait to get out there with my coach. You should not have any problems.
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