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Old 11-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Withdrawal OMG

After heading north for a few months to visit family and do some repairs to my Excella, I found myself going out to the rig tonight, starting the furnace to take the chill off and just sitting on the couch for 15 minutes. Then it hit me, I was having withdrawal symptoms, I felt more relaxed and at home and relished the peacefull oak interior GAHHHH. Guess I'm a full timer at heart. Hopefully striking out December 1st for Florida again once my ticker gets straightened out.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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hi i also like to sit and 'contemplate' in the a/s. i think of the many trips and people we have met what fun. we had to cancel a caravan because my hubby tore his shoulder. soooo i take a little time out hope we can be joining the next caravan in 2013.
we had the inside refurbished and it is so nice i enjoy seeing the $$$ we spent. no carpet no sofa no awkward cabinets. i guess i can enjoy the a/s without going anywhere. aren't a/s the best?????
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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I'm 1,200 miles from home, without the Airstream. This is the first trip in over 7 years without an Airstream. I miss the convenience of having a bed, kitchen, and man cave following behind.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #4
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I found myself going out to the rig tonight, starting the furnace to take the chill off and just sitting on the couch for 15 minutes. Then it hit me, I was having withdrawal symptoms, I felt more relaxed and at home and relished the peacefull oak interior GAHHHH. Guess I'm a full timer at heart.
We know just how you feel. Get that kinda happy, giddy feeling when we head out in the Interstate after a hiatus for whatever reason.


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Old 11-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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We've got it bad. We're in the middle of a full gut and remodel on an Ambassador. After I got the first and only piece of plywood subfloor in, my wife and I spent the first night daydreaming in camping chairs in the front of our "new" airstream. Once there was enough floor for everyone to have space, we drug it a couple miles to our local park and spent the nights just to be able to camp. We haven't slowed down yet, no running water and no kitchen yet, but every time we can we go camping, kind of like living through a remodel.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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Yep, it's aluminitas. Even when we're not streamin', we're dreamin' about sreamin'.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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I wouldn't really worry yet. When you pull out the chairs and the pink flamingos and build a campfire in your driveway you might think about seeking professional help.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Yes it is my favorite place as well. When life gets to hectic I head to the Airstream, fire up the stove, put the coffee on and all seems right with the world.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #9
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oh wow, we're not alone! I drag the Globie down home from the storage yard to work on it for the weekend, and we usually sit inside, heat on, and have a cocktail and listen to music.. sitting in the driveway.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:39 AM   #10
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I wouldn't really worry yet. When you pull out the chairs and the pink flamingos and build a campfire in your driveway you might think about seeking professional help.
Ummm I did plant the pink flamingoes so she wouldn't be lonely
Now where oh where can I put a fire pit my brother won't mind while visiting so I can sit by the fire?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:43 PM   #11
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I was thinking of starting a post to see who else obsesses about their trailer. We tend to anthropomorphize stuff, and the trailer is no exception. It seems happier when it gets a wash and some new accessories, lust like the car the car does.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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Whenever our trailer is in the driveway, because I'm doing something to it, instead of being in storage behind our warehouse (4 miles away), I'll find myself finding reasons to go out to it. Maybe I'm getting something we keep in the trailer, or taking laundry back out to put away, but I'll find myself turning on the radio and just lying on the bed for a while. It's just such a comfortable place with lots of good memories. We're going to use it one more time - next weekend - with a trip to Madison WI. Then, I'll have to winterize it and put it away for 4-5 months. Those are the long months.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
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My cousin and I are both architects, and had a conversation about Airstreams, about the idea of an "escape pod". I love ours for that- when we arrived for the rally at Jackson Rancheria, a hugely stressful week just melted away, kicking back in the Globetrotter with some music, wine, other rally goers coming and going.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:46 AM   #14
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We are fortunate to be able to keep "Bonnie" in a barn, right here at the house, plugged in all the time. "Clyde" pays her regular visits too, every couple of weeks.

After a long day at work I look forward to a visit with her. Just stepping inside is like taking a happy pill, washed down with a little sip of single malt.

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