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Old 04-11-2007, 10:23 PM   #659
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Saw an older model Sovereign or ambassador today on I-12 Westbound between Hammond and Baton Rouge. Was it you?
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:39 AM   #660
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Wasnt me,, Was not in LA. at all...
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:58 AM   #661
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Last Friday we passed a white Chevy (?) pulling a nice looking vintage unit- they were going North on 101 (we: South) and we waved to each other. That was cool !

Then right next door to our Easter camping was this guy:
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:47 AM   #662
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Man, people think I tow fast!!!!!!!
We get a kick out of some of the folks who are adjusting either way when we cross the borders. We live 15 minutes north of the border so it's just natural for us to do the switch in speed to metric.

It reminds me though of the story about the little very old lady caught driving 20mph on a highway and the officer tells her she has to go within a couple of miles an hour of the speed limit, either way, or she will get ticketed. She explained that she must have mistaken the highway sign, being I-20 for the speed limit sign and indicated she'd have no problems going the speed limit of 70. As the officer was about to let her go he commented that her three passengers, also little very old ladies, all were extremely quiet and somewhat frightened with not one of them actually acknowledging the fact that he was even there - all of them staring straight ahead and holding on for dear life to which the driver commented "oh, don't worry about them, they will be just fine, it's just that we just came off I-160".

That highway north through Alberta is a great highway to make good time on though as you noticed. Sadly, in days in past, in our corvettes and chevelles, we contributed significant dollars to the tax system to help pay for that highway.

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Old 04-15-2007, 02:54 PM   #663
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:15 AM   #664
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hi just saw this on the king of queens website. it looks like their standing next to, and in, an older airstream.

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Old 04-16-2007, 08:40 PM   #665
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Spotted this rather unfortunate AS in central Pennsylvanni.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:59 PM   #666
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OMG - that's totally restorable. Just needs the tree pulled off and the tires inflated and I'm sure it could be towed home. Then its just a matter of replacing the one or two broken windows, adding a little vulkem and securing the front vent - should be all set.

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Old 04-17-2007, 12:25 AM   #667
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Beale AFB

Caught this off of Highway 20, at the entrance of Beale Air Force Base. Is it you?
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Out behind the the "Always Welcome Inn" in Baker City, OR. I was tempted to stop in and ask.

Also saw two sitting alone just off US 101 in way north CA, Southern OR.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:56 AM   #669
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Hey cats, I saw those too! We pulled over and looked around- the windows are all blown out- one looked restorable ($$$)- the other: ($$$$$$$). But sad- they've been there a long time!
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By the time I saw them I counld not stop and with my rig you just can't turn around anywhere. They looked rough from the road.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:51 PM   #671
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I believe Baker City, OR is Wally's birthplace. Maybe interesting history on that trailer if it an old enough one. Never know. Hmmmm....let me get out my atlas.

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Old 04-17-2007, 11:07 PM   #672
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As long as you have the time, the place, the money, the patience, and the resourcefulness to undertake a major domo restoration, be it car or trailer or house for that matter, these types of finds along the highway can be extremely exciting. Particularly if there is any kind of "history" involved as well, so something along the lines of an Airstream that was part of the Wally clan's ownership at some time might be fun to restore. Then again there are some that have been in place for so long that removing them is almost as much of a crime - they've become road and time markers in their own right. We had a cottage on a lake in the mountains of BC and the easiest way for people to find our turn off was to tell them you go to the TeePee trailer and a quarter of a mile past you hang a left. Then some darned fool moved the TeePee and that really buggered everyone up, including us, the first few times. The reason it stood out was that the paint had worn off over the years and it shone just like an old Airstream would.

Thanks for sharing the pictures - it just continues to prove that vintage Airstreams are pretty much every where one would travel if you are keeping your peepers open. I really enjoy seeing these kinds of pictures from a nostalgic point of view.

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