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Old 05-07-2011, 04:51 PM   #29
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Thanks for posting pictures mojo. I wish I was there! It looks pretty neat and like a nice area to sit on the deck and listen. I wonder what movies are scheduled.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:22 PM   #30
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:45 PM   #31
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:45 AM   #32
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I believe the combination drive-in and motel near Monte Vista, Colorado, is still open. You can watch movies from your room. Never been there except to drive past.

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Thanks for the info Gene. It's not an area I get to very often, even Buena Vista was a bit too far just to see a movie. If we're ever camping in the area we may give it a try one night.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #34
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I visited the shooting Star while passing through the area last week on my way to Bryce. The owner was not there but an employee let us look around. The rentals looked ok, and the drive in with vintage cars is an interesting idea. I was there on Memorial Day weekend and the place was empty with the exception of one of the rental trailers. The RV park section looked as if it was never used. The sites are steep, unpaved, and the vegetation (not really grass) was overgrown, and very dried out. I'm not sure if this place will ever become a going concern, but until that time I would opt for one of the great State or Federal campgrounds in the area
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:40 PM   #35
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This is disappointing to hear. We had planned on maybe getting up there in later August or early September. I have yet to be able to get through to them via their website.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:45 PM   #36
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I am disappointed to hear that too. The premise has such promise. Perhaps they are only delayed with the economic downturn. Perhaps the owners need to sponsor a sort of Airstream paint and pizza party rally to whip the place into shape giving volunteers food and site for their volunteer hours. Some advertising wouldn't be a bad idea either. Maybe a visit from a few musical groups like the Troubs or 50s like crooners would be a nice marketing asset. They may need to plan a special event to really kick off their season royally.
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The owner Mark just posted an ad on workkamper new for work campers, I read it today after recouping from the central TX rally over the week end, I e mailed him for more info on his park sorry to hear it is not so good yet he has a great idea maybe the wrong location ? time will tell
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I wish I was closer that is an ideal pursuit for a vaction and enthusiast. Thanks for posting that. Would you happen to have a link and the ad available to share on Air Forums?
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We are leaving the Shooting Star Airstream Park this morning after a 4 day stay. It is really cool!
The owner, Mark Gudenas, is in the process of renovating several older Airstreams for rentals. A number are completed and available at this point--decorated as though they were used by, say, John Wayne while filming the Searchers (The Duke) or Lauren Bacall while shooting The Big Sleep (Mrs. Rutledge's Room). The website is Shooting Star Drive-In || Airstream Resort.
The Airstream Park section has 18 sites with full hook-up in a beautiful open field on the other side of the office from the rentals and the drive-in. We were the only people camping and there was one party renting The Duke. But we highly recommend it for any Airstreamers who want to be situated perfectly to hike Zion, Bryce, Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef. in the near future there will be a wash & fold laundry and there is already a shower/bathroom. No internet yet, but we got by with our Verizon device.
And then there is the drive-in! What could be more fun after a mindblowingly beautiful hike to a 126 foot high waterfall (Lower Calf Creek Trail) then a shower, something on the grill, and a classic movie at a drive-in seen from the seats of an old Rambler? Mark is a film buff and has an incredible library and knowledge of old films. We saw Charade with Carey Grant and Audrey Hepburn one night and the Big Sleep with Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart another (preceded by Flash Gordon and Betty Boop). We sat in 60's vintage convertibles, wired for sound and heat. Another classic Airstream has been retrofitted as a Concession-stream offering hot, buttered popcorn, candy and ice cream.
The sites are all drive-through on packed gravel. The field slopes some, but our site (#9) is level and perfectly fine. The views in every direction are great. Nothing but the Dixie National Forest as far as the eye can see.
Call 435 826 4440 or 415 450 8247 to reach Shooting Star.
And if you are tired of cooking, Escalante has a restaurant that served really good grilled trout--Cowboy Blues-- and a short drive will take you to two outstanding seasonal places in Boulder--The Burr Trail Grill and Hell's Backbone Grill.
We've been on the road since mid-February in our 2004 International CCD and we will return next year.
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I think movies are by request at this point, but I don't think ha has any new ones.
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We say Charade (Hitchcock), Flash Gordon and The Big Sleep (Bacall, Bogart).
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The owner Mark just posted an ad on workkamper new for work campers, I read it today after recouping from the central TX rally over the week end, I e mailed him for more info on his park sorry to hear it is not so good yet he has a great idea maybe the wrong location ? time will tell
Saw the add too. Hey I could be your head Pizza guy.
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