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Old 10-21-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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We Call it the Flying Honu

Hi everyone,
I bought a 2014 Flying Cloud 25-ft. FB in December, in Seattle, after admiring them for years and years. My daughter and son-in-law finally convinced me that I (female! retired! a grandmother!)could learn to drive and maneuver it, and though it seemed intimidating at first, I indeed have begun to learn these skills and have come to love taking our Flying Honu (Hawaiian for green sea turtle) out on adventures!
We have taken 4 trips since then, 3 of them with various configurations of family and one, my first "solo" trip, with friends. We went to Yellowstone from Seattle with 10 family members (not all of whom slept in the Airstream!) and then to Glacier National Park, again from Seattle, with two friends from Hawai'i in September, driving through a freakishly early snowstorm in Wyoming en route to the East side of the Park....and not a single problem with the Airstream!
I am still continuing to learn but loving every minute of it, from backing it in to the camping site to dumping the waters! I eagerly anticipate the next trips, including a hoped-for excursion to Alaska in 2015. Taking the leap has been so worth it!!

Looking forward to meeting and learning from all of you!
Victoria
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:54 PM   #2
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Hi Victoria, and welcome to Airstreaming and the Forum! You are a very brave lady and thank you for posting your fears and successes--we ladies need all the encouragement we can get!

Hope you successfully drive/back/empty tanks/ENJOY for many many years!

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Old 10-21-2014, 07:55 PM   #3
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Oh, and I LOVE the name of your A/S!
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:06 PM   #4
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Sweet! Welcome! Glad you're here!
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:29 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard!!!!!

Glad to see you are 'getting out there'!!!

Congrats and many many happy trails!
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Welcome Victoria,

We are glad to have you with us and hope to see you at a rally sometime soon.

Regards,

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Old 10-23-2014, 08:32 AM   #7
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Thanks, y'all!
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:43 AM   #8
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. May you have many great Airstream adventures.
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Safe travels, this past fall while on a 7,000 mile trip my wife and I ran into a number of singles in either their TT or MH and everyone seemed to be having as much fun as we were.

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