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Old 05-11-2010, 11:59 AM   #183
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In our local paper today!!

The Evening Sun | Local Airstream enthusiast hosts birthday bash for 80

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Old 05-11-2010, 12:26 PM   #184
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That's a great write-up Rob! I got a kick out of this line (not to be confused with Wally Byam’s Caravan Club, Inc.) They didn't know the good thing they had when they had it. Have a blast all. I wish we lived close enough to pop over. We will be anxious for stories and pictures.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:38 PM   #185
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The rest of the story

(they got a couple things wrong - but don't they always)...



Eighty Airstream owners from Maine to Montana and from Canada to Georgia plan to attend the Birthday Bash on Thursday, June 24 to Monday, June 28 on Baker’s Acres in Plymouth. According to the event’s website, there are 14 waiting on a stand by list.
Plans are underway to include an open house and grand fireworks show by American Fireworks on Saturday in honor of Byam. The public is invited to both, but a can a food for the weekend’s food drive for charity is requested.
The open house begins at 6:30 p.m. Airstreams hailing from the different decades will be open to tours, and there will be eight professional Airstream restoration businesses represented. Roughly 65 percent of all Airstreams ever made are still rolling down the highway.
“We’ve got Airstreams from the late 40s to some that are brand new attending. Any hot rodders or antique car buffs, stop on over Saturday evening,” said Baker. “If someone out there wants or has always wondered about the Airstream travel trailer - they should stop out. There will be lots of miles here, many lessons and knowledge of road travels.”
Chenango County has a lot of Airstream followers, possibly as a result of Norwich’s Northeast Classic Car Museum and the county’s Rolling Antiquers Old Car Club Show at the fairgrounds every summer. Kwasnik said all vintage auto enthusiasts would not doubt enjoy the open house.
“If they come to the event, I think they are really going to be turned on. These are beautiful old girls that really have a lot of character to them,” he said.
Built in his backyard back in 1931, Byam’s vintage design is the same iconic shape. But while it may look the same on the outside, the insides are updated with compact and efficient appliances, marble countertops, wood cabinetry, wireless Internet connectivity and other modern conveniences.
Airstreams are the only travel trailer manufactured in the 30s still in production today, operating out of Jackson Center, Ohio. Baker said he had invited Airstream President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Wheeler to attend the event. Wheeler happens to be a 1983 graduate of Morris High School.
Participants will enjoy family-style breakfasts every morning, happy hours, potluck dinners and camp fires each night. Some of the activities planned include a professional clown for the kids and Antsy McClain of the “Trailer Park Troubadours” who will drive up from Nashville in her 1966 Airstream.
For more information about the event, visit bakersacresofchenango.org.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:01 PM   #186
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FYI to New England caravaners to the Bash.

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hello all you fellow TAC members, earlier this year there was talk of a caravan from the Connecticut area to the "bash" would you interested parties get back to me, I want to ride up with you folks,thanks TAC # CAN-1
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That was me Woodysdad.

I am currently in the hospital with my sweet wife. We've been dealing with a lot of health issues for many months.

I have a plan but I've not scouted the route yet as I had wanted to. I am even not certain anymore if I will make it at all. I will notify all who pm'd me about this as soon as I know exactly what is going on.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:44 PM   #187
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Everyone ~ Please bring your cameras and take lots of pics to post for those of us who cannot attend the Birthday Bash!

Thanking you in advance!
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28 Days

Only 28 working days (assuming you work Mon-Fri) until the Bash kicks off. Just came off the hill from mowing... the Bash parking area is looking sweet!! What a day and what a view from up there.. I'm getting excited - how about you all?
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I just looked out towards the camper shed, and I swear I could see the thing quivering. Or is that "all a'quiver"?

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Only 28 working days (assuming you work Mon-Fri) until the Bash kicks off. Just came off the hill from mowing... the Bash parking area is looking sweet!! What a day and what a view from up there.. I'm getting excited - how about you all?
Ok, I am getting nervous. My trailer is an aluminum tent right now. I have to get out and start working on her. Area 33 is coming up soon! The DC Upgrade had to wait until school was over. Now I have a solar install on the house coming up as well. If my back holds out I will have DC power in time....
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:52 PM   #191
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Only 28 working days (assuming you work Mon-Fri) until the Bash kicks off. Just came off the hill from mowing... the Bash parking area is looking sweet!! What a day and what a view from up there.. I'm getting excited - how about you all?
Yes, we are excited...... see.....

Er.....um.....I just checked and it was still a few months away??? Where did that time go? I just returned from the White Mountains area and the blackflies and mosquitos were camping too.

Are they biting in Bashville?
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:34 AM   #192
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if they're "Biting in Bashville" try this for help -

google "Bye Bye Blackfly". it's a Deet free product made locally in a small town just up the road in the Adirondacks, and have had good success using it when we go canoeing for a week up there.

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Old 05-15-2010, 07:57 AM   #193
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Not yet

No blackflies here yet... don't really recall them around here.. The fields are all mowed - the grass is growing so fast, it's hard keeping up.... I'm mowing 8 feet now so that helps...

We'll turn the barn hay mow into a flea market area, so bring your vintage or new trailer wares... we'll have the radio display in there where there's power too...

I've got to get my mountain bike out and check out some local trails.. mostly will be the truck trails in the local state lands, and back dirt roads.. but it will be hilly...

The 5k on Sunday morning, if there is interest, will be more of a fun run.. no competition....

I'll be stopping at the local Monday night cruise in this week and will talk to the local organizer.... and drop flyers on the cars.

If you are into fishing - Chenango River: Walleyes, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Panfish, plus our pond is a catch and release Bass pond.

Canoeing the Chenango - no canoe needed - see the Weimer's for recommended swimming locations

Chenango River Landing - Canoe Rentals, Camping, Sherburne, New York

We really love the Hamilton Farmer's Market, about a 17 mile drive north. Hamilton is home to Colgate University and has a nice little downtown to walk through. The Colgate Bookstore is right in the center of town.

Time is a flying, and as busy as June is for me on the job side, it'll be here in a flash!!! Looking forward to hearing the details of the Caravans in....

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Er.....um.....I just checked and it was still a few months away??? Where did that time go? I just returned from the White Mountains area and the blackflies and mosquitos were camping too.

Are they biting in Bashville?
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Early arrivals

We've got 4 early arrivals.... wow!!

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One Argosy, one 64 Trade Wind

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our 58 SOTR one Serro Scotty...

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Also some photos of downtown Norwich here ( first is looking North on Main Street, 2nd is looking south on Main Street ) - center of town is 5 miles from the Bash location

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This last photo is looking Southwest off the hill towards Norwich

What a gorgeous morning it is!!

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We'll be heading east toward the Bash beginning from our house in central Ohio on Wed the 23rd evening. We're planning an overnight pause somewhere near Jamestown, NY and then finishing the journey on Thurs the 24th. Our route will be I-271 and I-90 in Ohio & PA, then grabbing I-86 in PA and into NY. If anyone's traveling in parallel to that, let us know and we can make a caravan.

The return trip will be the same route, but all in one day on Monday the 28th.
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Squatting already Rob? Some hosts will do anything for a good spot.
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