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Old 07-26-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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Hi everyone.
I tried to register as "Ted"...that's my name...but, it seems that's already taken.
A few weeks ago, I picked up my 25 foot safari. Although I'm still working, I hope to retire in June of '07. And, hopefully, I'll be heading south to avoid the snow in November of that year.
Hmmm...if only I knew where do go.
I look forward to meeting other "streamers" and learning from their experiences.

Thanks for welcoming me aboard.

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Old 07-26-2006, 08:31 PM   #2
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Welcome Ted. Congratulations on your new Airstream. I think you might get some suggestions on where to travel in the South. My favorite place is Wisconsin but of course we get snow in the winter same as you.

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Old 07-26-2006, 08:33 PM   #3
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Consider yourself welcomed t_fox! Many have looked in at the Forums before they finally make the purchase decision. Congratulations on your Airstream!

Pay attention to the Rally Calendar. There will be an assortment of pre- and post-rally threads for quite a few rallies. I'm sure one won't be too far away from you. Interest in Airstreams is the only "membership" requirement. ASForum rallies are relaxed and visiting all the other Airstreams is a great experience.

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Old 07-26-2006, 08:40 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. I believe Travelers Rest ( ) in the Tampa, FL area is a popular spot for "snow birds" but you have to make your reservation early for winter months. I know of at least one couple with two Airstreams that spend their winters there and are frequent posters to this forum.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:43 PM   #5
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Try going in a "diagonal south" direction. Just take your time on a cross country trip to Southern California, and by the time you get there, it will be time to head back. Don't make any reservations, simply stop when you feel like it.

Most important, enjoy your freedom.

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Old 07-26-2006, 10:30 PM   #6
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Welcome Ted,

I work for a number of your countrymen (and women) at the RV
'resorts' located in the Naples, FL area. If you are interested in coming that far south for the winter and become an official 'snow bird' PM me and I'll send you a list of the RV parks and Resorts in the Naples area. Some really nice (spelled expensive) ones also!
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:21 PM   #7
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Welcome in Ted

When you get paroled from work head on to the Great Southwest! Southern Arizona and California will be warm and there's lots of places for a nomad to camp and meet others. Remember you will be retired and you no longer have to have a schedule.
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 07-27-2006, 01:17 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum and to Airstream ownership! You are gonna love it!
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:20 PM   #9
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Thanks so much for all the hearty welcomes! I look forward to getting to getting to know all of you.
Ted in Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:33 AM   #10
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Welcome to the Forums from Florida

Welcome and congrats on your 25 Airstream.

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Old 08-04-2006, 08:00 AM   #11
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Goin' South

Howdy Ted & welcome. I know that you'll enjoy your retirement even more in your Airstream. When you head south, take a look at the Texas Hill Country. A lot of great places to sit and rest a while. The winters are mild, but you still get a little winter flavor. Enjoy.

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Old 08-05-2006, 02:44 PM   #12
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l'm new and first timer

hi everyone !

l was impressed this form. and really enjoy this. lot of learn.
l do't have any towing truck, now she is resting campground as strage parking spot which still l can playing! cleaning, changing wood floor etc.

l will ask many things !

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Old 08-05-2006, 09:12 PM   #13
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Yoshi, Welcome aboard. Don't worry finding a truck is easy. Post some pictures of your A/S.
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 08-06-2006, 08:00 AM   #14
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Hi Ted;

Welcome - and if you want a trial run with your baby from Orillia to the Kawartha's we offer courtesy parking have lots of driveway. Live out in the country just like camping We also have a waterfront lot that you can walk down to and take a canoe, kayak or paddle boat out. Have a little fishing boat too and the big boat but it is off limits .

If you are not sure where to go in Florida and looking for somewhere to overwinter - it is not fancy but fairly central to some really nice spots in Florida. It is called Paradise Park. Airstreams and Class A's only (well most of the time) not that it really matters to some of us .

We like it because it is off the beaten track - 20 minutes into Punta Gorda - so you don't have the "bustle" of say just outside of Tampa. It is quiet, the pace is slower - and there are some nice trips around their too. The most important - is the weather their seems to be very consistent. Storms pass by and it is cross that unpredictable weather line for warm days.

Travels Rest is also another nice spot - but not as relaxed as PP. We have a Lab and Golden and I know that we could not let them off lead at TR but there is a great field at PP that keeps the girls nicely exercised.

The people there are great - well anywhere you go the people are great - especially aroun Happy Hour

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