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Old 03-15-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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Places (of Airstream importance) enroute between Flagstaff to LAX to Las Vegas?

This weekend we're picking up my mom at LAX. So we are hauling the family out, doing the Disney for kids, and buying some affordable thrills at the tables at the Strip on our way home.

But what about the places to see that caters to the aluminum fever? I know that the Iowa Boys is somewhere in the region. What else? Petersen Museum, where we have never been?

Leaving on Friday and I only just thought of asking today.

Any tips welcomed. Thanks!

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Old 03-15-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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Umm, I don't know how Inland Andy would feel about giving you a tour, but Inland RV is in Corona.
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Terry. I will definitely call first to find out.

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The Iowa Boys lot is in North Hollywood. Here's their info:

7531 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91605
(818) 764-4796

Website says they're getting ready to move and I don't know when the website was updated so they may have moved by now.

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Old 03-15-2006, 10:25 PM   #5
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Thanks Brad.

I hurried to Barns and Noble to pick up a copy of Airstream Living, not sure if there's any info for this particular need in there, but good bedtime story for sure.

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Old 03-15-2006, 10:32 PM   #6
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You can always drive by the piece of freeway that WAS the original Airstream factory ~ although there is nothing there now, except freeway.

Also, Wally is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetary in the LA area. You may find this article interesting, if you are a "Wally buff", it's from the WBCCI DenCO newsletter, written by Forrest McClure a forum member.

I'll be thinking of you Ricky...I'll be in Fountain Hills this weekend!

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I plugged the old factory address into Google Earth and here it is:
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Those don't look like Airstreams but it does say "streaming" across the bottom of the ariel photo.

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Thanks Shari and my bulletin' AZ friends.

I marked the old factory location on my Atlas. It's quite close to Anaheim so a drive by is unavoidable. Further up on I-5 just below Glendale is the Forest Lawn. Perhaps I should get a card and some flowers upon arrival. (The only resting places I've visited in the past without family ties are Arlington and Gettysburg.. Yet Wally's influence on a personal level is great as well.)

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