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Old 08-23-2015, 12:50 PM   #29
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Why we camp: to get close to Nature.
Why we camp in an Airstream: to not get too close to Nature.

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Old 08-23-2015, 01:02 PM   #30
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It is fun and life is to short not to have fun.

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Old 08-23-2015, 02:35 PM   #31
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When my husband brings our Airstream home to prepare for an upcoming trip, I can feel everything in my body change! I get a big smile on my face and the stress seems to melt away! When we camp, I still do a lot of work on the road, but the scenery is so much better!! I am a Realtor, so I can do everything but actually show the property. My poor mama died before she was ever able to enjoy her retirement and I made a decision right then that I was going to enjoy every second of my life and we hit the road as often as possible! Our airstream is so comfy and we can wake up with no alarm clocks, drink the coffee we love from the coffee pot we love, we have everything we need to enjoy ourselves thoroughly! At night time, our cocktails are there and we can make them just the way we like them! We love to travel and enjoy the road less traveled. Love nature and enjoy making new friends. We love everything about camping - but especially camping in our Airstream!!! It's the best!!

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Old 08-23-2015, 02:53 PM   #32
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We bought ours to visit family and friends we made in my 30 year military career. It also beats paying for expensive hotel rooms. My wife and I want to get away and be alone with our 4 dogs.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:03 PM   #33
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:53 PM   #34
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I met a lady 6 years ago that camped. Now almost 6 years later I know why. Mostly because of all the great parks available. To look out the window or set under the awning a see the beauty around you. Also as a retired person I am getting to like the challenge of keeping all the equipment working well. I like the setting up the camp the way I want it. I do not like some of the challenges of hotels and especially air travel.

Some how I have grown to love camping.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:54 PM   #35
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To avoid a hotel bed where have been before me!
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:23 PM   #36
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I'm new to all this - and I have NEVER camped before, but I wanted to share why I am going to be an Airstream "Camper" in three weeks - And I know I'm going to LOVE it! This fall, both of my children are members of the Auburn University Marching Band. When our daughter was in the band last year, we trekked the 4 hours to AU every home game Saturday. After the game, when she was finally free, our daughter wanted to visit and be fed. That meant either a hotel room or driving home in the middle of the night. We saw all these families gathered around tents, cars, motor homes, and trailers - all enjoying the whole "game day" experience. (Not waiting in line at restaurants or stuck in post game traffic) So this year, we decided to join the party. Look for us out there in our little silver Airstream. It's a 1964 Overlander that's in pretty good shape for an old gal. We are eagerly anticipating these special weekends, as we make treasured memories with our kids and new friends in the AU family. And that's why we are gonna camp!
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:49 PM   #37
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It's the only way to see America first hand and sleep in your own bed every night.

Absolutely! Wherever you go in this amazing and diverse country, you have your individually created "comforts of home." Nothing beats having your personally chosen mattress, sheets, & pillows when you lay your body down every night... wherever you happen to be. I would take RVing over hoteling any time, if possible.

To me, though, Airstreaming is not "camping". It is RVing. That includes boon docking. But that just depends on whatever one's personal definition of "camping" is. Is.
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:16 PM   #38
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Being a farmer,, rancher and live in RR America the work never ends.. Always a fence to fix,, a field to farm or sort a bucket of bolts at the shop.. Once the A$ is pinned up and even if we only travel 30 miles we are away from our job..

Just a few days away and watching the grand kids playing at the park,, or taking long walks with them is something never done while at work..
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:33 PM   #39
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We like being outside & going to new places. The AS allows us to do this in the comfort of our own bed & on our own schedule. We can take our 2 dogs with us wherever we go. We can't wait until I retire so our trips can be longer & we can see more of our great country.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:18 PM   #40
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"...about ten to fifteen fees to the fence/wall."

That's why.

Seriously, I'd be happy staying on the road until shortly before it becomes necessary for me to hang up the keys. Jo Ann wants to quit somewhat sooner. Both of us want to see as much of the country as we can in order to:
1. see the country
2. find the best place for us to settle down
3. see as many of our friends and relatives as possible.

We're full-timers and enjoy having our home to come back to, wherever we happen to be. Today, for example, we went to church, had lunch, took a nap, then poked around Interstate State Park (WI side) for a couple of hours, then came back to the coach for supper. Tomorrow we're moving south a bit to a Corps of Engineers campground for a couple of days. While we're there we'll visit the Wisconsin State capitol and pick up some Wisconsin cheese.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:24 PM   #41
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Memories...old and new

I grew up in a large family. Our Safari was fitted with bunkbeds. My skinny sister and I got the upper berths. I have many happy memories of my hooded yellow sweatshirt and my skin glowing hot with a summer sunburn as I snuggled into sleep, listening to family talk amidst the buzz of the propane lamp lighting up the map and the next days plan. (how's that for a rambling sentence?)

I want to create those memories for my kids and their kids.....creating more sweet dreams along the way. So much to see, so many campfires to chat by, so many snuggles ahead.

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Old 08-24-2015, 02:22 PM   #42
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My family wasn't in to camping. I had friends who loved it growing up but I didn't get my first taste of it until a school trip in 6th grade. If I could bottle that feeling...

The camaraderie, the smell of the fire, the hikes on the trails...

That's one reason....

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