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Old 07-24-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Aluminum Adventure

Hey! All,

It's time to check in with an update on our Aluminum Adventure.

Since our last post at the start of the year we have managed to get on the road about once a month for long weekends. That has been about right for nearly-full-time work with play as often as possible.

Our intention is to use our Airstream as much as possible for the next few years until it's time to hit the road more often. The game plan is to learn through doing, add kit as we see a requirement and to enjoy ourselves as much as possible.

Although we live in Virginia our standard of excellence has been the "Chaco Canyon Rule," to develop kit and capabilities to (mostly) boondock in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, for a week. That should be our first long trip after full retirement. We just don't know when "full retirement" will be.

Since January we've had some marvelous learning moments -

- my! are we glad we brought the ceramic space heater.
- wow! that forced-air furnace works great. Is it time to refill the propane again?
- hm. did I fry the batteries?
- how do I manage to hitch and unhitch without sliming myself on the (properly greased) ball?

The first photo is the day we took delivery. The second is the view from our window on a weekend in February.

More to follow from time to time but many thanks to all on the Forum for a great resource.
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Wow - what a great sunset - Thanks for posting
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Janet,

Thanks for noticing.

It's simply wonderful to be an hour or so from home and transported to another world. It refreshes the spirit and renews our energy.
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