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Old 09-20-2006, 01:45 PM   #43
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To paraphrase one of my favorite sites, gofugyourself.com, I worry that the previous post makes me look like an old codger. Do you think I look a little old-codgery? I think I look like an old codger. A little bit. A little old-codgery.
No, no, not at all! Just, well, ...cluttered. You could amend your post with, say, Tequila, or James Frey, or your Slipknot CD collection, that might make you look a little more, eh, spry! Well, just a thought.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:33 PM   #44
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:04 PM   #45
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:16 AM   #46
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I wish more people took this outlook. I'm not against TV in general, but you ARE CAMPING. Get out, enjoy creation, play games, hike, paddle, swim, or.....

At night or if poor weather, books, games, etc.

I agree with you so see how many antennas or satelitte systems are fixed on caravans and you understand that playing dominos don't interest most of people and they prefer watch TV, even they do that at home.
It's difficult now to live 2 monthes in the A/s as me, without TV as it is without internet. Soon we 'll be each connected to the web from our travel trailer... May be you'll play dominos on your computer .

When it's possible i prefer to go outside and reading and meet people that always ask me questions about the Airstream(s).

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Old 09-21-2006, 01:17 AM   #47
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I wish more people took this outlook. I'm not against TV in general, but you ARE CAMPING. Get out, enjoy creation, play games, hike, paddle, swim, or.....

At night or if poor weather, books, games, etc.

I agree with you so see how many antennas or satelitte systems are fixed on caravans and you understand that playing dominos don't interest most of people and they prefer watch TV, even they do that at home.
It's difficult now to live 2 monthes in the A/s as me, without TV as it is without internet. Soon we 'll be each connected to the web from our travel trailer... May be you'll play dominos on your computer .

When it's possible i prefer to go outside and reading and meet people that always ask me questions about the Airstream(s).

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Old 09-21-2006, 05:39 AM   #48
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Great thread!

I took an inventory when I did a spring cleaning this year.
There are well thumbed copies of Guy de Maupassant's 'Works', Setvenson's 'Treasure Island', Studs Terkell's 'The Good War' and Steinbeck's 'of Mice and Men'. A couple of these came over to the AS from the old camper.
My current camper read is an enormous biography of Thomas Jefferson. A beautiful, leather bound, Easton Press edition.
Been reading that for over a year.
For lighter fare there are five old 1970s issues of Playboy, some 50s issues of Look Magazine and every DNR hunting, fishing and boating reg. book going back about 12 years. It's surprising how much thicker they've gotten in that time. More laws? I almost threw them out this spring but then, naw, not yet.
For games there's just a deck of cards and the cribbage board.
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:33 AM   #49
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I feel like "trailer trash". I have all the old Andy Griffith TV shows, old Superman TV shows and every Sherlock Holmes movie with Basil Rathbone I can find. After sitting outside around the firepit (when we don't have a burn ban) I come inside and settle in to my movies. It's so peaceful after working all week with crisis situations.
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:44 PM   #50
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Games: We used to carry Uno and Domino's and others, but so far have never played them. I can't remember if they are even in the trailer anymore.

Books & Magazines: Anything is an Airstream or Hummer in it. Or vintage trailering or vintage travel in general. For magazines, mainly "Airstream Life", "Vintage Advantage", "Blue Beret", and "Azimuth" (from the Hummer Club), although I will add any old magzine I can get my hands on that has an Airstream story in it. My most recent find was the July 6, 1970 issue of "Sports Illustrated", which has a story on Airstream Wally Byam Caravan #71 thru Mexico. I have and have read many other old magazine stories. For books, I have read "Cape Town to Cairo", "Thank You Marco Polo", and "Panamexico" (vintage 1930's trailering, but not Airstream). I keep buying more books faster than I can read them on our trips, so I am stocked up for the future. I even have one novel that features a couple traveling in their Airstream, but so far I haven't read it. One of these days I need to put together the list of books and magazines I have about Airstreams and vintage trailering.

Videos: Again, it's anything with a Airstream or vintage trailer or Hummer in it. We've watched all of the VHS vintage caravan video's we have been able to purchase from Airstream, along with that John Rastenburger story on Airtsream, and other similar things we've taped from the TV. We are still looking to get a copy of "The Long, Long Trailer" to watch while we are camping.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:52 PM   #51
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I am really enjoying the responses here. Each post is a small window to your personal world. I can reread it and find new glimpses into your lives each time. Each evokes a unique "soul print" and dynamic of it's own for enjoying our Airstream time.

How about you, have you posted yet?
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:31 PM   #52
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I keep a couple decks of cards around for various games. I also have the Survival Game where you guess what you would do if put in various situations i.e. snakebite, lost in the woods, etc. Some of the answers I can't agree with but it has been interesting. I also keep plenty of RV magazines and catalogs handy for reading.
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:18 PM   #53
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Favorite Books

Currently, I am reading Barak Obama's new book. It is an excellent read whatever you may think of him or his particular brand of politics. Last book was A PACE OF GRACE. Excellent read also on the Virtues common to all cultures and how to bring the practice of them into each of our daily lives. Attended a workshop in the Bay Area recently. Very powerful!

Other books I really love...

Don Quixote
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (anything by her!)
History books on the Cherokees (born/raised in NC)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy


That should get you through a weekend (or the winter!)

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Old 10-28-2006, 10:41 PM   #54
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Any book by Douglas Adams,. my laptop, and a couple of DVD's.
I think I've read every Douglas Adams book about 12 times, so I fill in with whatever paperback I haven't read in a while.
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Old 10-29-2006, 12:01 AM   #55
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I have so much technical reading in my work that my primary reading is purely escapist. I primarily read science fiction to technothrillers. I am currently reading Dan Simmon's Illium/Olympos books. I also like to read biographies about the revolutionary war figures. The recent biography of Alexander Hamilton by Chernow was very interesting. My wife usually has a good mistery close at hand.

Otherwise, it is DVDs or web surfing when wifi is available.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:14 PM   #56
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Best board game recommendation: Settlers of Catan. Everyone loves it, from our 6-year-old son to my 90-year-old grandmother (both of whom won their first-ever games).

We haven't taken a trip with our Airstream yet, but we take books with us whenever we camp or travel. We take advantage of cheap on-the-go reads (garage sales, library sales, etc.) and you can always donate finished books to any local library by leaving them in their book deposit dropbox -- they'll sell them to raise money, so it's a good deed and lightens your load.
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