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Old 04-08-2008, 10:21 AM   #155
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As a furniture/cabinetmaker I have always been fascinated by the craftsman of the Middle ages who built the cathedrals and castles of Europe. Some worked on the same project their whole life. A lot of the furniture was amazing in detail and construction. All built with hand tools that haven't changed all that much. There are fewer "craftsman" being trained every year as apprenticeship programs and school shops are eliminated and hand labor goes off shore. There are still people why appreciate craftmanship and are willing to pay for it. There are more who respond like; What! I can buy it at IKEA for.........
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:14 AM   #156
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We always bring our espresso machine when we are camping. Because life without espresso is not worth living! When it is too hot outside Cold Espresso is the answer. If you see us, stop by for a cup. Hot or cold...

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Old 04-08-2008, 11:18 AM   #157
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We go camping (boondocking) a couple times a month so we're always...Goin camping.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:19 AM   #158
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ColdEspresso, Great name!
It's never too hot for a hot, strong espresso...
We take ours with us most of the time as well.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:25 AM   #159
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:14 PM   #160
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but why not 'do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame'...
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:44 PM   #161
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:45 PM   #162
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Great Thread, I too had to read all 12 pages! I cant even remember the original name we started with any more. When I started making curtains, we had to come up with a catchy name that related to the Airstream, so it was born.... Also part of a song, Silver Threads and golden needles......
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #163
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We hunted down a rare (one of 1,292) 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Safari 2dr Wagon. Started looking for it and an Airstream Safari trailer of the same vintage in 1977. Found it in dismal shape in 1980 and at the same time a buddy (who just brought home his 1953 Flying Cloud) also found a '57 Pontiac - a relatively rare Pontiac Laurentian 2dr post. We both still have our cars and have both moved to the west coast and are within 5 minutes of each other so the two cars cruise together once again.

We have for years been known as the Safari couple. When another one showed up in our old group, a '55, he was 55 and I was 57 and the name stuck. Needing an Avatar Safari57 made sense, not realizing the confusion it would create with the Airstream crowd.

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Old 04-08-2008, 04:03 PM   #164
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I graduated from Southern Illinois University back in the 70's and set a goal to retire in the area. My wife and I bought some land there and decided to by an RV so we could go to the land and develop it. I have 5 years until retirement. That is why use the name SIU Bound. The airstream renovations are coming along and I should be able to pull it this summer

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Old 04-08-2008, 04:16 PM   #165
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:00 PM   #166
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truer words....

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As a furniture/cabinetmaker I have always been fascinated by the craftsman of the Middle ages who built the cathedrals and castles of Europe. Some worked on the same project their whole life. A lot of the furniture was amazing in detail and construction. All built with hand tools that haven't changed all that much. There are fewer "craftsman" being trained every year as apprenticeship programs and school shops are eliminated and hand labor goes off shore. There are still people why appreciate craftmanship and are willing to pay for it. There are more who respond like; What! I can buy it at IKEA for.........
here... here..
folks have lost the joy of doing something well.... oft times the journey is more important than the destination
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