The weather in all areas of the country(I am thinking USA and Canada here) is an issue no matter when we'd do this. I do like Wally's Birthday, and the fact that as noted there's already 1,000 Airstreams on the road and at a campground for the WBCCI. I believe the July 4th weekend date is very appropriate. This is all about the Airstreams and that all feeds back to Wally Byam, and it is a time when a lot of us would already be out regardless of where we live. Thanks for suggesting that date Shari
, it is a good one and I believe the appropriate one.
Even if JC is doing a Homecoming then as well, there's literally thousands of us who can't make that event either. But we can sure go camping that weekend and spread the word not matter where we are. The important thing is this is not about WBCCI or JC, but about Airstreams and the fact that those of us who have them, and enjoy them, have chosen that particular weekend to get out and share the experience.
If JC is doing a Homecoming all the better for them, they can note that all across North America (and the world if those of you in other countries are joining in) people are out on this particular weekend celebrating their Airstreams. If the various dealers wanted to participate in their own way for their own area or customers all the power to them. I'd think for them this could be just as much fun as for the rest of us who are just going to find a campground and do what Airstreamers do best (or I think someone said they'd tow their Airstream through town - why not? Get it out and visible.).
I think it would be a lot of fun and I'm going to do it. If I can do it with some fellow Airstreamers all the better. If I can do it as well with my buddies and their SOB's and they see the level of enthusiasm thousands and thousands of people all over this continent have, on the same weekend, who knows, we may win some converts. If nothing else all that shine on the roads will make one heck of a statement. I'd like to think that on that weekend, no matter where you traveled in North America, you'd end up seeing some Airstreams on the road, in a campground, in front of someone's house, our a swack of them out flying the flags at dealerships.
By the way, this does not conflict with any other thing happening that weekend, any rally, WBCCI or JC's homecoming. They are all a part of it anyways. This just sets a tone across the continent. Lots of fun!
With regards to Veterans Day - I do very much appreciate that suggestion and understand the reasons for this. I agree, it is a time that deserves as much attention as we can give it. I would still, weather permitting, strongly urge those who can and wish to, to take the old silver out on Veterans Day to mark that event as well. IMHO, what I would not want to do is start anything to take away from the focus of Veterans Day. Regardless of which country we live in our veterans have and continue to fight for peace and justice and they deserve that day of recognition for themselves and their sacrifice. I am not sure I'd be comfortable proposing an "addition" to that day, in particular one where we are at the same time celebrating our chosen lifestyle.