6,300 Miles and 4 Weeks Later
Rhoda (the traveling basset hound) and I returned tonight after a DREAMLIKE four week trip in SilverLeaf. Destinations included Vicksburg, MS (National Military Park), Houston, San Antonio, Padre Island, Big Bend National Park (FANTASTIC), El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix, and Sedona. This is the longest vacation I've had in 40 plus years. The verdict: an Airstream really is perfect for travel, just like I knew it'd be. Oh, and I ate ONE restaurant meal the entire trip. Awakening each morning in the desert meant turning on the furnace, but that's what it's there for. I used my two Honda's at Big Bend's Rio Grande Campground on one day when the temp exceeded 95. (No hookups wanted or needed.) Funniest moment: a guy came up to me in a park and said, "that sure is a pretty trailer, how many slides you got in it?" When I said, "none, this trailer is for TRAVELING not sitting in a park," he just nodded his head and walked away. I met some wonderful people, including a couple (Joe and Karen) from Denver who were on their shakedown with a 2006 Safari --- and having the time of their lives. To all: Airstreams are at their best when you are using them. And, to the guy in the park in Houston who has been full timing with his spouse for 6 years in a 25' Flying Cloud (I think it was 25), you have my undying admiration! Hope to see more of you on the road.
"SilverLeaf II" 2015 30' Classic
2014 RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins
WBCCI # 3430-Unit 21