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Old 04-19-2005, 07:31 PM   #1
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While we have yet to come across another Airstream while out "streaming", we are still wondering if there is an official Airstream "wave" that we should use to greet our aluminum family. Any ideas you have on this are greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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Flash headlights?

Given closing rate and fact we're usually seeing other Airstream whiz by in opposite direction at 120 mph, we figure a quick flash of the headlights is nice gesture... More exotic waving or hand gestures proably not going to be recognized.. If traveling same direction at same speed, you can use modern sign language and wave as much as you'd like...

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Old 04-19-2005, 07:58 PM   #3
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We also flash our headlights...

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I stick my head out the window, hang my tongue way out, and wag like crazy. They probably think I am crazy. Probably will be if I try this next time and wind up with a wasp in my gullet.

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While driving through Gila Bend, AZ a couple of weeks ago we spotted another AS headed the other way. So we flashed our lights and waved ... he did the same.

Turns out it was Steve Heywood ... another Forum member.
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:51 PM   #6
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My husband raises his aluminum beer can out the window in an effort to say "cheers". Because after all how do you toast to aluminum friends, but with aluminum.


Kidding...we don't drink and drive, especially not while towing "Our Lady of Aluminum."
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:34 PM   #7
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While traveling back from Parker, AZ two weeks ago we passed a couple of "streams that were parked. Naturally my wife and I grinning like fools honked and waved, just as the other two couples grinning like fools honked and waved back. Although we may never know who those people were, we still felt as though, by chance, we had seen a couple of friends while traveling.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:45 PM   #8
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Talking Taking a break

On many of my trips, I've either pulled over or had someone stop.We'll then shared a bit of roadside style "breaking bread"..
I can truely say, Unique bond and, fantastic company for the short period of time.
All too often, we're passing by friends..
Or, another way to put it.."Life is too short"..
When possible..we'll flash our lights and, wave too..
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...we are still wondering if there is an official Airstream "wave" that we should use to greet our aluminum family.
No. but if you join the Wally club, there IS a secret handshake.




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Flash the lights

I like the flash the lights wave...
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Before we got our Airstream, if we happened to be passing one, we would give the driver the *thumbs up*. Otherwise we would wave our fool arms off to someone driving in the opposite direction. Mind you, we did not have our Airstream yet, so they might have wondered what was up with us! Funny how the sight of aluminum releases those *feel good* endorphins.

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Flashing the headlights works great. Isn't it great belonging to a brotherhood!
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:15 PM   #13
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We just completed a very long trip. We probably saw at least 30 Airstreams along the way. The coolest one was the Cstream (I think there is only 1) which was featured in Airstream Life. Oh Yeah... we flash the lights also.
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We also flash our headlights...

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I tried flashing another Airstreamer, my pants got tangled up in the steering wheel. Nearly had an accident...
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