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Old 01-27-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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I got lucky today !

We live in the mountains of the Pacific North West and we get our share of snow, in fact, lots ! Every Oct. we pull our 1966 Ambassador, 2-1/2 hours N.W. about 5 miles south of the Canadian border. We go over (2) mountain passes to get there. The trailer is set up in a friend's barn. The wife and I are ardent bird hunters. We and our dogs hunt just about every weekend from Oct. thru mid Jan. With the pass conditions, we usually can't bring the trailer home until mid March.(Enter the pineapple express) we have had for the last week and we were able to bring the O'l gal (trailer not wife) home ! The trailer is then stored under my pole barn where we have all the amenities except running water. At least 2-3 nights a week we have "date nights" in the Airstream. We keep some good wine, cheese and other munchies (that won't freeze) in the Airstream. We get her warm (trailer not wife) and watch TV or movies or just "stratigerize" about life. We put a quilt on the floor and sometimes let the dogs in to warm up as they are battle weary from (4) months of hard hunting. Our babies put lots of quality meat in our freezer. Since acquiring the old Airstream, life has definitely been enhanced ! So this year I got lucky with the weather and we are looking forward to our date nights. You never know, maybe other "lucky" things will happen in the Airstream,lol !
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:19 PM   #2
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Congrats... Make sure she's well lubricated, I mean both not just the trailer.



boo..hiss.., gee I hope I don't get kicked off the forums for that one ;-)
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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Nice story. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 01-27-2015, 04:09 PM   #4
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:11 PM   #5
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Colville, the home of another kind of "classic aluminum:"



Hewescraft : Welded Aluminum Fishing Boats

Second generation boat builders - used to build 'em riveted, now they weld 'em. Great boats.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
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Sweet story.

We used to take our morning coffee out to our first motorhome.....talk and plan and dream about retirement travel around the country.

One day, our dream came true.

It's a good thing.


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Old 01-28-2015, 01:27 PM   #7
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nice story. sound like your life and wife are just about perfect.

date night in the AS is great.

enjoy

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Old 01-28-2015, 02:46 PM   #8
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Colville, the home of another kind of "classic aluminum:"



Hewescraft : Welded Aluminum Fishing Boats

Second generation boat builders - used to build 'em riveted, now they weld 'em. Great boats.
Gnorts,
We actually bought our home and acreage from Ralph Hewes back in 1987. He was one of the founding brothers of Hewescraft here in Colville,Wa. They make good boats !
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:52 AM   #9
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LOL! Another corollary of the Small World Theorem...

I retired from an insurance company that specialized in boat builders. We insured Hewescraft, and I paid them a visit some years back. Met one of the founding brothers - can't remember which one - and he was well into his 80's, still came to the shop every day to tinker and improve things - and the son (or nephew) who is now the boss.

Colville is a sweet little town! Too dang cold in the winter, but then so's Portland!

(We're leaving for Arizona this weekend...)
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:50 PM   #11
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I am lucky to live in California for the weather. We just bought our AS in December, and it wasn't onsite for a little more than a month. Now that is home, I find I go into it almost every day. It's my little Clubhouse! If I am not doing something major (sewing the curtains, sealing the windows, etc), I do something minor - like cleaning. I find that one deep cleaning was still not enough to get the years worth of crud out from the AS sitting, as well as the desert dirt that got added from sitting in Rosamond, CA desert for 6 weeks!

I love the new clubhouse! and it keeps getting more comfortable as I finish stuff!

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Old 01-30-2015, 03:33 PM   #12
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Nice story - anyone who has an Airstream and takes the time to enjoy it is getting lucky!
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I am lucky to live in California for the weather. We just bought our AS in December, and it wasn't onsite for a little more than a month. Now that is home, I find I go into it almost every day. It's my little Clubhouse! If I am not doing something major (sewing the curtains, sealing the windows, etc), I do something minor - like cleaning. I find that one deep cleaning was still not enough to get the years worth of crud out from the AS sitting, as well as the desert dirt that got added from sitting in Rosamond, CA desert for 6 weeks!



I love the new clubhouse! and it keeps getting more comfortable as I finish stuff!




Post up some pics of the curtains you made... I need ideas as I'm about to start sewing mine.

-Red, channeling his inner seamstress...
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Post up some pics of the curtains you made... I need ideas as I'm about to start sewing mine.

-Red, channeling his inner seamstress...
Here are what we chose for the front lounge area. Ignore that weird lamp, I just needed some more light, and it was better than a drop light. The futon is also temporary until I find the best solution for us; the gaucho is a wreck.

FRONT LOUNGE:




KITCHEN:


We've decided we need to buy twice the fabric we need, as I like the way it looks when you can see the print on approach:


TWIN BED:


Across from the Twin Bed area, we are putting in a minibar since the PO removed all the cabinetry, so we chose this casino print for it.

BATHROOM:
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BAR AREA:


If you look closely at that casino print, it has the marquis from the Silver Slipper Casino, so we think that is going to be the AS name! What do you all think of that as a name?




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