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Old 02-09-2016, 03:34 PM   #1
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Question Weird sensation

We spent two weeks in our brand new Flying Cloud 28 in Florida and because of weather uncertainties left it behind at the Pensacola Airstream park and returned to our home in Athens Ohio. The weird thing is that we feel disoriented in our home as if we would only feel relaxed and familiar in our AS. I am having withdrawal symptoms. It doesn't help that we've once again had snow and freezing temperatures while our trailer is basking in the Florida sun. Sunny and 53 in Pensacola, snowy and 26 here.
We'd be back there in an Ohio minute (sorry, I'm from New York) if it weren't for the fact that we have appointments here until the end of March.
We've had tents, a Trail Manor trailer and a 28 foot Winnebago class A motor home, and we've never bonded with anything like I have with the AS notwithstanding the fact that we have a lovely cedar home on 37 acres and a large pond.
Maybe Airstreams are the crack cocaine of old age.

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Old 02-09-2016, 04:28 PM   #2
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Maybe Airstreams are the crack cocaine of old age.
LOLOL - but maybe it's that you are living a lighter/leaner more hassle free life in the Airstream, surrounded by other happy folks doing the same thing and in lovely places.

Maybe the cocoon shape of the inside of an AIRstream causes this effect? When we were first hunting for a camper I swear that when I first stepped foot in an Airstream I got a relaxed happy vibe despite being strongly opposed to buying an rv.. I surely have seen this same thing as others step in mine now at open houses.
Don't fight it...
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Old 02-09-2016, 05:10 PM   #3
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I miss my 27FB flying cloud every day I'm not in it. Since I work and live in New England, I lose 6 months of the year. Oh well / each day is great!!!
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:27 PM   #4
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That would be the "Smile" feature that is standard on all models. One AS feature that always works. Someone is probably smiling at your girl right now. Pat
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:38 PM   #5
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That feeling should squelch any concerns that you did the right thing. I hope it continues and you have many campground nights in your future
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:20 PM   #7
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I get it, that's why I nap in mine, no matter the weather when not on the road, sometimes I work from there too. Small, comfy, quiet, great view.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:32 PM   #8
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By mid-Summer, after a couple of months in our Airstream, I always wonder why we still own our little house in Florida. There is something so simple, so, I don't know, carefree about that warm, safe, cozy little aluminum escape pod that I find almost perfect.

Diagnosis: Stage Four Aluminitis.

Treatment: convince the lovely bride to let the stick house go...

Prognosis: possible even, dare I say it, more than likely.

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Old 02-10-2016, 06:43 AM   #9
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We spent two weeks in our brand new Flying Cloud 28 in Florida and because of weather uncertainties left it behind at the Pensacola Airstream park and returned to our home in Athens Ohio. The weird thing is that we feel disoriented in our home as if we would only feel relaxed and familiar in our AS. I am having withdrawal symptoms.
Maybe Airstreams are the crack cocaine of old age.

Aileen and Richard
Your experiencing this in Florida where its flat and humid? God help you when you visit Arcadia, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons etc.etc. The scenery will blow you awayThere's no rehab for the silver pill.... and be careful that you don't O.D. on fun.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:33 AM   #11
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I know exactly what you mean. When we are at home, our Dear Lucy is resting in the alley behind the house. We keep her plugged in. I usually spend some time in her every day.

A couple of weeks ago we had to make several trips to Jacksonville. On one occasion we left Lucy in Jacksonville while we needed to come back home for a week. We found that we missed her greatly during that week. It was like part of our home was missing.

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Ours sits out beside the house and always has power running to it. I often go out there to get some computer work done or just to relax and watch TV. It has been at the dealer for the last few months though waiting to get some upgrades. I miss it every time I walk out the house or look out the window and its not there.
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"Maybe the cocoon shape of the inside of an AIRstream causes this effect? When we were first hunting for a camper I swear that when I first stepped foot in an Airstream I got a relaxed happy vibe despite being strongly opposed to buying an rv.. I surely have seen this same thing as others step in mine now at open houses."



Janet, I've always felt that too. While most often we hear accolades of “Silver, Aero, Shiny, Rivets, Bullet, Polish”, a multitude of references to the exterior, there is the rarely spoken or admitted subliminal comfort and safety of the cave, nest, den, womb... the interior.




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Old 02-10-2016, 08:50 PM   #14
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I feel your pain

We bought our Airstream 30' last April and will leave this July for a few years of full-timing.

We have had the exact discussion and feeling, every time we leave our AS in the storage facility after spending time with her.

She is a 2001 30" Excella, and her name is "Beauty"

Trying to deal with the pain, we have started a blog, www.LivingInBeauty.net, to attempt to articulate these feelings as we prepare for our adventure.

Thanks for sharing your feelings of separation from your AS home...we are right there with you!
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