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Old 08-10-2008, 08:03 AM   #1
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We just returned from Cape Hatteras last night. We stayed at Camp Hatteras, which we like pretty well. But anyway, we took part of one evening and cruised through a couple of the other campgrounds to check them out to see what we could see.

Well we go into the KOA down there and we're riding through it. There are a few decent rigs there, but for the most part they were cheaper jobs like Coleman pop ups and the like. (In contrast to that, most of the rigs at Camp Hatteras were higher dollar....but not to sound crusty or anything as both places cost about the same) So anyway, we're riding around the KOA just looking at the sites, etc., and seeing all of the "lower end" trailers with guys around drinking beer. There at the front row it sat: the lone Airstream in the entire park. It was a newer bambi. The guy out front had a table set up, not a picnic table but a fancy one he'd brought along. He's wearing dockers and a long sleeve dress shirt, and was holding up a goblet he'd just filled in one hand and had a bottle of decent quality looking wine in the other. I busted out laughing!

Now if that isn't the stereotype of an Airstreamer, I don't know what is!

Around him is the sea of canvas and white boxes with bare bellied visigoths wearing only swimming trunks and swilling beer, while the one "man of taste" sat there with his pinky out, sipping wine from his crystal goblet.

Too funny!

I wish I'd gotten a picture...
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
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I guess nobody really likes stereotypes, but sometimes the shoe fits.

I was at a music festival.
I saw a girl camping in a VW van, tie dye dress, played guitar
I saw a guy that slept in the back of a pickup, played dobro
I saw a guy all alone, played banjo (think about it )
I saw a guy with a big van, played upright bass
I saw a guy drive up in a Porshe, drank scotch.
There was nutty guy there in an Argosy, I play mandolin.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:13 AM   #3
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Would anyone care to surmise (using stereotypes) any other of his "attributes" ?

I suspect him to be educated, of British extraction, and a conservative.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Who wears dockers camping? If I walk within ten feet of the tongue I get grease on my pants! Clearly I am not a stereotypical airstreamer
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t'was ever thus!
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Who wears dockers camping?
Love 'em...comfy, cool: as in not kool, and da black ones stay kleen for a week of "dock'n". And they fit right in with our Ice Wine.
But I guess we not be very stereo either..
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I'll bet his sheets are 600 thread count Egyptian cotton! There's no substitute for quality.
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I'll bet his sheets are 600 thread count Egyptian cotton! There's no substitute for quality.
Err, I have 800 thread count sheets and a raw silk spread. Busted, I guess.
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I have Docker pants and shorts, Eddie Bauer shirts, Izod shirts... Goodwill has sales every Tuesday, you know...
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:44 PM   #10
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Man, my sheets are only 400 count. And, I tried to spend the entire week not wearing a shirt or putting goop in my hair. And, I drank a lot of bier.

I guess I'm one of the visigoths!!

But I have a silver camper so that ought to get me a few points!

I wear dockers M-F most weeks...
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:43 PM   #11
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I've left for towin' trips direct from my office (got permission to park the rig in a neighboring building's parking lot during the work day), wearing wool slacks and a starched shirt. Arrived at campground just as departed. But changed fast into "casual" duds once parked!

Maybe the wine swiller had just unhitched and was celebrating his "escape" from the work world!
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Airstreamin' Visigoth here!! Just for the record...I love classical music, Glen Morangie scotch and most of my clothes are Murano or Dockers (compliments of Goodwill too) though I won't be caught dead in them while camping. However, I do take the crawfish boiling rig along on most trips and I LOVE Coors Light for recreational drinking! I imagine I get my share of looks...Tchaikovsky on the CD player, the crawfish boiler roaring, me in battered denim shorts and LSU T-Shirt sitting in front of the Silver Bullet smoking a Cuban or nicaraguan....I guess I'd look at me funny too!!! Bottom line...watch those stereo types, they don't fit as well or as often as you'd think!!! -D
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RV parks do tend to bring out an interesting assortment.
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"... Goodwill has sales every Tuesday, you know..."

Yep, and Salvation Army has theirs on Wednesdays. Heck, if it wasn't for thrift stores, we wouldn't have been able to afford that shiny new Airstream. I'm kind of partial to Columbia shirts, Patagonia pants, and we buy our fine wine in a 5 liter box.
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