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Old 07-22-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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Drank the Kool-Aid! New member intro!

Hi all,

My name is Robin and I have taken the first step in pursuing my dream of going on the road full-time.

Hubby and I have jumped in with all fours and have purchased not 1 but 2 Airstreams in the last 3 weeks. Crazy? - certifiably! The first is a 1978 31ft Sovereign that we realized would not be on the road anytime soon. The second is a 1988 32' Estella 1000 that with a few minor tweaks should be ready to go when we return from vacation in August.

After taking care of family and working, I feel the desire to get out there and see this country before it's too late. Hubby is retired but I still have a few years before I can quit my job so in the meantime we are going spend weekends getting to know the ins and outs of Airstreaming. And though we initially thought we would sell the 1978, we may keep her awhile longer and see what we can do to make her roadworthy.

Look forward to meeting and chatting with all of you!

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Old 07-22-2014, 06:16 PM   #2
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:39 PM   #3
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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Hi Robin. I think we met your hubby in a previous post. Retired with not one, but two Airstreams! Well, you have one to travel in and one to work on. Although you will likely find they both will need fixing, especially when you don't have the time.

I'm sure you are looking forward to retirement. A health scare triggered my retirement, but the docs fixed me up (like an old Airstream) and I'm ready to travel some more. When you're retired, you can play gypsy with your Airstream in tow and go where you want, cause trouble, and then move on. It's fun, I enjoy it!

And I enjoy working on my old 66 Trade Wind. Use these forums to get lots of Airstream information and get your questions answered. It certainly works for me.

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:29 PM   #5
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:38 PM   #6
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:48 PM   #7
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:16 PM   #8
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Good plan. We have done something similar, bought our Airstream after retiring and spending 6-7 months a year traveling. Wonderful, welcome to a good life.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:16 PM   #9
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We bought an Airstream, but the "other" style, and...I have not retired yet. So please keep posting and make those of us who are still working jealous!

I've become almost obsessed with the great people on this chat board, and chatting here we still meet great people even when we don't get out in our earthquake backup/fun portable home.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:34 AM   #10
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"Drank the Kool-Aid" indeed!

Thanks for the history refresher. Jonestown, Guyana, 1978.

Oddly (and dare I say, disturbingly) apropos phrase for expressing your commitment, considering the 1978 vintage of one of your Airstreams.
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Drank the Kool-Aid is a common term we use in the military.

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