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Old 02-26-2011, 11:33 PM   #29
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Mine will have to earn a name. I'm sure once I start cleaning it up, alot of swearing will occur, and by the first trip I bet either myself of others in my club will come up with a good name for it.

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Old 02-27-2011, 09:48 AM   #30
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How the Albatross got it's name

We wanted to name our "new" AS after a friend's mother who insists that camping and wasting all that money on yourselves is against all good values but my better half said "No." We had actually started calling it that but he intervened and reminded us no way to that name.

After tearing into the layers of carpet and finding all sorts of interesting things like rotted plywood, rotten frame, mouse carcasses, all sorts of fishing hooks that the little creatures had carried off to their nests in the insulation, a six inch square of Marsha Brady's red cordoroy dress, and even a half eaten metal tube of rubber cement, my husband remarked that this thing "feels like an Albatross around my neck."

So the Albatross was born. Eventually we hope to have her restored but right now with the snow and cold temperatures, we are working on building the Rookery for the Albatross. What an adventure we are having.....Coleridge would be so proud.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:32 AM   #31
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An artist friend of mine suddenly became ill and I took her into my house to care for her. She was on oxygen and needed lots of help but missed going out on location to paint. One day we were at Starbucks and outside was an Airstream parked with a for sale sign on it. We called the owner who came down and showed it to us and we just looked at each other and said "We'll take it!" She loved to camp so we did a few shake down small trips and it was the answer to our dreams. A traveling artist's studio... She would wake up early, pull her oxygen outside and paint the most incredible landscape before I even lifted my head from my pillow. We got excited about planning a trip to Montana where neither of us had been before. I worked at getting the AS ready and all our supplies into it. Then right before the trip, she became so sick that she went in the hospital and then passed away three days later. Eventually I went on ahead to Montana thinking of her the whole way and how she would have loved it.
I decided to name the trailer after her, Glenna.
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:56 PM   #32
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I couldn't decide so I combined several names. Clara after the original owner. Frances after my husband's adoptive mom who recently died at 103. Dragonfly because every time I thought about the airstream, I saw images or fabrics or live dragonflies. So: CF Dragonfly.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:40 AM   #33
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our first argosy was Elvis.our current airstream is Dimples,it was in a hail storm in Bismark Nd at Wally Byum rally.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:47 AM   #34
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I was trying to come up with vanity plates, and though we liked to say it, it wouldn't fit on the plate.

Alumiluv

Say it a couple times and see if you don't smile. Maybe not a name, but a medical condition?
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:06 PM   #35
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I was trying to come up with vanity plates, and though we liked to say it, it wouldn't fit on the plate.

Alumiluv

Say it a couple times and see if you don't smile. Maybe not a name, but a medical condition?
This is a Haiku from back in "04".

So sick with the bug
Wonder what should we call it.
Hmm, ALUMILUV
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:09 PM   #36
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our first argosy was Elvis.our current airstream is Dimples,it was in a hail storm in Bismark Nd at Wally Byum rally.

I swear we didn't have a thing to do with that event.....Bismarck can get some wicked hail storms. Promise not to do it again if you return to our fair state
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #37
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"The Silver Queen" just thought of the name today, have to think on it. MPJ
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:53 PM   #38
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We've not yet taken delivery of our Airstream (not long now!) but ours is already known as Towed Haul, on account of it being occupied a couple of toads. Interesting fact number 47; I used to live in the English village in which Kenneth Grahame, Mr Toad's literary creator, lived at one time.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:04 AM   #39
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We've not yet taken delivery of our Airstream (not long now!) but ours is already known as Towed Haul, on account of it being occupied a couple of toads. Interesting fact number 47; I used to live in the English village in which Kenneth Grahame, Mr Toad's literary creator, lived at one time.
I love that one. We've got a vanity plate that says Tin 2 Go, but haven't felt the need to come up with a name just yet. Bankruptcy Betty might be a good one considering all the new systems I'm putting in.
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Mine will have to earn a name. I'm sure once I start cleaning it up, alot of swearing will occur, and by the first trip I bet either myself of others in my club will come up with a good name for it.

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I have not met my Airstream yet ( the check still has not arrived to the previous owner, sent on Monday ) I don't get to see her until May But I cannot wait, I dream about her every night . here is a preview ...
May 12th to be exact....
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After the short description on one of the purchase documents which said, "Praline, Queen," she is now affectionately referred to as the Praline Queen.
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