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Old 03-06-2011, 09:28 PM   #15
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Hello from Sacramento!

This is awesome! I"m Mike and I've been trailer camping all my life. My partner, Tom camped with his family earlier in his life but had not been in to it until we met.

I've had Airstreams (four at last count) for over 20 years and we currently love our 30' Classic and enjoy it with our rescue mutt (lab/pit/who knows what) Bruno.

I'm a retired deputy sheriff (34 years) and now back on active duty in the Air Force Reserve which I'm going to retire from next year. Tom is a high school teacher and has about 14 or so years to go before "punches out" as we say in the flying biz.

In addition to hitting the road in the Airstream we enjoy gardening, well, Tom does...i play along! I'm a aviation nut...love all stuff airplane and sometimes Tom plays along! I like doing stuff around the house, fixing, building, etc. My first two Airstreams were restorations and I'm getting the bug again. Tom is very busy with school stuff during the school year so most of our Airstreaming is during his summer vacation.

I'm going to save the rest for when we meet you lovely people on the road and I can make your aquintance while I enjoy a martini with you!

See you on the road!
Mike

PS...Me and Bruno....and our rig!
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:07 PM   #16
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Looks like Bruno is a big lap dog!
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:22 PM   #17
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Looks like Bruno is a big lap dog!
Don't all dogs think they should be lap dogs?

Our smaller dog, the Smooth Fox Terrier, is actually happy to lie right next to one of us on a chair or couch as long as she's touching at least one of us. The BIG one (a 55-lb Bull Terrier) is the one who actually want to be IN my lap.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:30 PM   #18
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Sadie, our cocker, is odd about lap-sitting... She does not enjoy sitting in our laps when we're at home ... but when we are camping it's different. She is perfectly happy sitting in our laps, especially around the campfire. Go figure. I guess at home there are better comfy-soft places for her to nap. (Annie, our other cocker who we lost last Nov was the same way.)
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:44 PM   #19
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Holy Cow. Been on this forum for years, and never saw this one. Chris and I have been airstreaming together for almost 12 years. We have been active in our local Unit since 2003. Great to see you all.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:35 AM   #20
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Hello From Phoenix

Great thread and now Subforum!

I am Louis and my partner Sergio and I have been together for nearly 8 years. I am originally from the midwest and absolutely love the desert. Sergio is an Arizona Native. Our trailer is a 1962 Ambassador that we have owned for the past 4 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. We are members of the 4CU and have found a nice and welcoming bunch of folks that we enjoy camping with. We travel with our two maltese/poodle mix dogs Riley and Audrey.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:35 PM   #21
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Hello!

Hi All... Andy and Jason here in West Hollywood, CA. Jason is the one with the glasses, and that's me, Andy, on the right. We've had our Bambi just since last June. I'm dying to get out on some trips, but work keeps getting in the way! We'll be hitting the road later this summer. Maybe we'll meet some of you all out on the road!
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:54 PM   #22
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Hello from San Diego

I am thrilled that this sub-forum has been established along with an introduction thread. In particular, I like the positive energy, inclusiveness, and diversity of its participants. Sharing of photos and information encourages networking.

Bill and I have been together for 40 years. Our 3rd California wedding anniversary will be on July 2. Bill is a retired RN from the VA Hospital. He writes a blog on History Safari Express. His handle on the AS Forum is SilverGate.

I am a retired pediatric occupational therapist, who treated patients with diagnoses, which include, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, head trauma, amputation, muscular dystrophy, and spinal defects.
We are interested in early California history and enjoy dressing in period clothing. I enjoy gardening, cooking, and sewing.

We got our AS so that the dogs (presently 2 Pembroke welsh corgis, Mac and Tasha), could camp with us.

With the beach, mountains, and desert within a .75 to 2.5 hour dive away from our San Diego home, we are content with our limited traveling radius, and enjoy camping during the workweek when the campground is quiet and sparsely occupied. Unfortunately, this schedule does not allow us the opportunity to meet people who only camp on the weekends.

See you on the road,
Larry, Bill, and their corgi owners, Mac & Tasha
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Great to see you Larry! Is Tasha a new addition, or is my memory slipping?
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:32 PM   #24
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Great to see you Larry! Is Tasha a new addition, or is my memory slipping?
Hi Cameron,

It is good to hear from you as well. Yes, Tasha is new to us. She is 3. We dog sat for her in Jan. while she recovered from a c-section complicated with an infection, losing her first litter, while Liisa, the breeder, had to be out of town for a Florida dog show. Lissa was hoping we would adopt Tasha knowing that our household was a perfect match as Pao Hoa, who was 15, battled with leg cancer. Pau Hoa was put down, while in my arms, by my good friend and vet with his wife, his veterinary assistant, present last March. The blooming freesias on a sunny Spring day always remind me of my beloved pug.

We are all doing fine. Mac and Tasha have a great time playing together and love camping. Our camping has been the perfect escape from the craziness that is happening in the world.

The garden is lush and air scented with the blooming plants. .

Have any plans on getting your AS on the road?

Sending a hug to you and your pups. Catch you later,

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Old 03-11-2011, 06:37 PM   #25
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Greetings from Oregon!

Greetings,

This is a great thread and wanted to introduce ourselves.

We are in the Portland area - having moved up from Pasadena CA in 2008. We're working on 23 years this year. We've really enjoyed exploring the Pacific Northwest but have only scratched the surface. I'm a native of CA and Cyle is orginally from the East coast.

We're active particpants in the Oregon WBCCI unit - which is an awesome, diverse and fun-loving group of folks - we feel very fortunate to be involved with them. We also participated in a few Air Forums rallies in CA and met great people there as well.

I'm a software product manager and Cyle is an interior designer and the biggest challenge is that work does not allow us as much time to get out and use our Airstream as we would like. We're looking forward to spending more time in it as the years move on.

I got aluminitus when camping with my Aunt & Uncle in their Airstream growing up - since then I've been hooked.

Last year we traded in our 16ft Bambi for a 25ft Flying Cloud and feel that we now have the perfect Airstream for us.

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Hi Guys,

The last time I visited OR and WA was in 1989, a wonderful experience. The trees and topography is so different from arid Southern California.

Bill grew up in a forested area in NJ. He has yet to see what is north of San Francisco and the redwoods. My fantasy is to tour the northwest in our AS.

Thanks for introducing yourselves and informing us of your chapter's perspective of inclusivity.

See you ion the road,
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...He has yet to see what is north of San Francisco and the redwoods. My fantasy is to tour the northwest in our AS.
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I'm biased, but there are endless places to explore on the coast north of San Francisco to Oregon, good food and wine and wonderful people and places.

I also loved your association with Freesias- I grew up in the East Bay where we had zillions of them, and their fragrance is so evocative.
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Great thread and now Subforum!

I am Louis and my partner Sergio and I have been together for nearly 8 years. I am originally from the midwest and absolutely love the desert. Sergio is an Arizona Native. Our trailer is a 1962 Ambassador that we have owned for the past 4 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. We are members of the 4CU and have found a nice and welcoming bunch of folks that we enjoy camping with. We travel with our two maltese/poodle mix dogs Riley and Audrey.
That's one big margarita!! Nice picture of Mexico.
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