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Old 04-17-2019, 07:25 PM   #1
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Why I bought an Airstream

Dateline: March 27th 2019, 7:15AM

We had towed the (light) AS for 4 miles on the North Padre Island (TX) beach with my 4x4 TV.

Spent 7 mostly sunny days boondocking (or in this case glamping) in nature, with at least 6 species of birds surrounding us, including pelicans who would fly every morning in perfect fighter pilot formation along the beach at 25-30 feet above ground; for some reason they would always stop beating their wings and glide as they passed over our shining AS (you almost felt the urge to salute!).

Had to hitch up and leave on the 7th day since a storm the night before (we were perfectly comfy in our "earth capsule") was pushing the tide waves a little too close for comfort.

This was our first long (65 days, 8000 miles) trip (newly retired) and we are super happy with our rig. Happy and safe travels and have a great summer!
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:42 PM   #2
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Congrats! I have yet to beach camp like that. Looks incredible.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:44 PM   #3
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Thatís a great photo. Thanks.

Congratulations on your retirement and your new Airstream. Enjoy your trip.

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Old 04-17-2019, 07:47 PM   #4
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Congrats! I have yet to beach camp like that. Looks incredible.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:23 PM   #5
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We are so used to the crowds I would even be afraid to be so lonely in the middle of nowhere
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:28 PM   #6
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Awesome! 😎
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:55 PM   #7
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Happy Trails To You. Enjoy the ride.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:59 PM   #8
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:18 AM   #9
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Thanks for the great photo, and congratulations on your retirement!

You might consider entering that shot in this month's photo contest IMO:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f415...st-193921.html

Happy Trails!

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Old 04-18-2019, 06:33 AM   #10
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Beautiful! Happy retirement - thereís nothing like the freedom it brings to traveling!
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:38 AM   #11
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Great picture and thanks for sharing. Can't wait for the wife and I to do something like that.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:59 AM   #12
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That looks awesome!

My aunt and uncle used to go spend the winters on the gulf coast, I think near Corpus Christi Texas. They would tell of catching flounder. Hope to get there some day too.
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The pic's worth a 1000 words of explanation
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:43 AM   #14
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Great to know you can tow an Airstream down the beach. I confess, I haven't searched the forums for other posts about towing an Airstream through the sand.

It looks like you had a great spot. Any tips on towing on a beach? Did you "air down"? Were you able to tow through soft sand? What is your TV? Is that a Suburban or an Expedition?

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