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Old 05-18-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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We're done

After suffering a stroke last August I looked forward to getting my Airstream out again.even bought a new to me truck to tow with. The first outing was a mini rally of 10 on lake Martin in Alabama. The experience was a bump with reality. I can't do this anymore. Too much work too little fun.
I am getting better but have a long way to get back to normal me. So I put the trailer up for sale, and incredibly it sold to a fellowcvintage camper enthusiast we knew from rallying together over a few years.that was great! A fine new home with people who have exoerience!
So I will sign off after 17 or more years of participation in this forum and the Airstream lifestyle.
Have other interests I will pursue including a Viking cruisedown or up the Danube in july.also bought an Audii tt for fun times.sayonara friends
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:27 PM   #2
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Best wishes to you with your continued recovered AND new hobbies. Thank you for your contributions here!
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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All the best to you on your new path.

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Old 05-18-2018, 03:48 PM   #4
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Sad, i understand. Have great life. Peace to you and yours. God bless.
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:52 PM   #5
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moving on

I hope that your condition improves to the point that it was prior to your problems. We pass though cycles in our life and hopefully the passing of this one will bring you to another just as, or more interesting and enjoyable.

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Old 05-18-2018, 03:55 PM   #6
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Sorry to see you go. I hope your condition continues to improve and you enjoy cruising as much as you have enjoyed Airstreaming.

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Old 05-18-2018, 04:38 PM   #7
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Thanks for all your contributions over the years and enjoy your new adventure !! Remaining flexible is the key to happinesses in life. Travel safely and may the winds of Grace from God continue to support your sails as your health recovers.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:34 PM   #8
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We will miss your sage input and comment. Best wishes on the next chapter

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Old 05-18-2018, 06:10 PM   #9
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I have always enjoyed your perspective. So sorry to see you go but life goes on. You will be missed. Good luck with your endeavors.

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Old 05-18-2018, 08:17 PM   #10
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Trade your Audi for an Interstate and stay with us. You don't have to leave; stay on the Forum and contribute. Either way, good luck on your future doings.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:00 AM   #11
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good luck!

Alan, sorry to hear that your Airstream days are over. It was a pleasure to camp with you! good luck on your future endeavors!!! John
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All the happy. 👍

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Old 05-27-2018, 04:04 PM   #13
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Good luck and continuing progress. Hope time makes it possible for you to restart... and personally I would love meet you at a rally even if you are.just day tripping from a nearby motel or inn.

NEST? Interstate? Lower maintenance may make the difference.

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Old 05-27-2018, 04:13 PM   #14
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:46 PM   #15
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Hi Alan and Shannon,

We enjoyed seeing you at Lake Martin even if only a few hours. We can certainly understand your comments about too much effort for too little fun. Sometimes life has a way of changing "gears" for us and we know you'll find creative and fulfilling ways to use your time. The river cruise sounds like quite an enjoyable trip - keep us posted here on Air Forums even if it's not Airstream specific.

An earlier post mentioned an Interstate. Perhaps there is one in your future. They are as easy to drive as a car, require very little setup at the campsite and Shannon and you won't have any trouble backing it into a campsite. Better than a hotel - everything is always with you - clothes, food, bed, bathroom....

We'll accept sayonara for now but look forward to seeing you down the road!
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:16 PM   #16
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I will miss seeing and reading your comments.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:31 PM   #17
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Alan & Shannon,

Thanks for years of rally fun and the leadership shared on rally events and at various outings. You were among the first we met 'streaming and brought joy to lots of us here. Though the climb back may take longer than you envisioned, please find the time to join the crowd in Hiawassee once again - even if it is only an afternoon.

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Old 05-27-2018, 07:45 PM   #18
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Alan, you will always be my Airstream brother. Hope your recovery continues as you wish for. Have fun on your Danube trip, what sights to see!

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Old 05-28-2018, 07:56 AM   #19
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thanks all, and especially to peter my long time aluminum pal.
I reiterate that I hope to gain 100% of my function, and jusr this week iam able to close my lest ghnd ino a fist, which has not happened prior to this, since august of last year.
we flew to st louis a week ago and drove back an Audi tt convertible.I did most of the driving,and had a great time with a stop overnight in Nashville.Made it home for Mothers day.The car is my first automatic sports car of many. loving it a lot. i"d like tothink there is a Nest in my future. those look really good and would work for us, we"ll see, might nee a" go fund me" though. lol
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:19 AM   #20
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Glad to hear you are getting better!
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