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Old 01-29-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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Enchanted Greetings!

Hello from New Mexico - the Land of Enchantment. If you've never been here, put it on your list of 'must see' places. It's pretty special

As an archtect, I've always been fascinated with Airstreams. The sleek retro design is what has captured my interest for years. Recently, however, that fascination has turned into a passion and I'm planning to buy my first one sometime this year. I'm looking at the 25' Safari SS SE.

My partner and I live in Placitas NM with three demanding cats (2 Burmese and 1 Tonkinse). We're both in our early 50s, semi-retired and enjoying life. We moved here from Washington DC 3 years ago and we don't regret it at all.

We just finished building a new house. So, as soon as the financial fallout from that settles, we'll buy the trailer. We can't wait.

That's a little bit about me. I'm looking forward to the new lifestyle as an AS owner and meeting many of you on the road!

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Old 01-29-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
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Welcome, Jim! Your enchanted southwest is on our list of top picks whenever we can get Max to fully retire. Happy hunting for your Airstream. ~G
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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New Mexico is beautiful! Welcome!
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Welcome Jim!

We first fell in love with New Mexico while I was with an Architectural firm in El Paso. We camped, fished and hunted in the state for many years. We camped there again this past summer on our way to Leadville and Rocky Mountain National Park. The Land of Enchantment is a place we find to be uncrowded and indeed enchanting.

How about those TONKS? We acquired ours last winter in southern Florida and she's been such a delight. We call her our "Monkinese" because she's a cross between a monkey and a cat. She loves our dogs and they in return love her. What a trio and we wouldn't think of traveling without the three of them in tow.

Good luck with your Airstream Dreams and keep us posted. Again, welcome to the Forum.
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Old 01-29-2006, 06:48 PM   #5
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Welcome Jim!.....How about those TONKS? We acquired ours last winter in southern Florida and she's been such a delight. We call her our "Monkinese" because she's a cross between a monkey and a cat. She loves our dogs and they in return love her. What a trio and we wouldn't think of traveling without the three of them in tow.
Thanks for the warm welcome. Sounds like Cocoa is a typical tonk. They really are part monkey. No normal cat can do what they can. Snd guess what? They never grow out of it. Sam, our tonk is still quite a climber at 14! He does, however, have a little trouble climbing and perching on top of the doors since we moved into the new house and the doors are all 8' high.

Unfortunately, he doesn't travel well, so we'll have to get a sitter for the longer trips.

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Old 01-29-2006, 07:35 PM   #6
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Welcome, Jim --
from another New Mexican (and Interior Designer) just north of you
in Santa Fe. I moved here from Colorado about 16 years ago and
finally found my first Very Own Airstream last fall .. .. .. right here
on the forums! (this may be my first post, but I've been a dedicated
lurker for waaay long).
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:06 PM   #7
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Welcome, Jim --
from another New Mexican (and Interior Designer) just north of you
in Santa Fe. I moved here from Colorado about 16 years ago and
finally found my first Very Own Airstream last fall .. .. .. right here
on the forums! (this may be my first post, but I've been a dedicated
lurker for waaay long).
Hi Judith - It's nice to meet an airstream neighbor (and fellow designer). We've only been in NM full time for 3 years now but "commuted" from DC for 2 years before that.

I really can't wait to get the trailer. It may be a few months though. We just dropped a bunch into a new house. Actually, you can see it at www.jcarnevale.com. As a designer you may find it interesting.

Again, it's nice to meet you and I'm sure we'll cross paths in the Airstream world.

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Welcome, to the forum, Jim, from yet another New Mexican, this one up in (cold) Angel Fire!


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Hi, Jim -

What a spectacular house! Beautiful details (love your stonework).
And those Placitas views are truly awesome. Don't know if you've
worked with the people at Holdiay RV (Pearl and Dan )in Albq., but we think
they're great and would highly recommend them. Do keep us posted
as your Airstream adventure unfolds.
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Welcome, to the forum, Jim, from yet another New Mexican, this one up in (cold) Angel Fire!


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Hi Lynn - Nice to meet you. I'm looking forward to the day that I can haul my AS up to the Taos/Angel Fire area. I love it up there.
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Hi, Jim -

What a spectacular house! Beautiful details (love your stonework).
And those Placitas views are truly awesome. Don't know if you've
worked with the people at Holdiay RV (Pearl and Dan )in Albq., but we think
they're great and would highly recommend them. Do keep us posted
as your Airstream adventure unfolds.
Hi Judith - Thanks, we really love the way the house turned out too. Placitas is a magical place. I'm sitting in my studio right now looking out at the mesas, the Jemez and a beautiful blue sky.

Yes - we met Pearl and Dan. Our first impression of them is that they seem like they will be great to work with. More than likely, that is where we'll get the trailer. I just can't wait to get it!!! But... in the meantime we'll enjoy the house.

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Welcome to the forums Jim. I look forward to driving out to New Mexico after Fran retires for good. Our country has so many wonderful places to visit, thank God we have Airstreams to do the visiting in.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:38 PM   #13
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Thanks Chaplain! You'll enjoy NM when you visit. It's pretty special.
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