Last time I posted, I dropped the bomb that we were getting a new Airstream. Here is the rest of that story!
The Silvermine (III – technically!) started down the Airstream line on Friday, December 8th, and we were there the following Monday to check on the progress. By Friday the 15th she was out of the factory, passed inspection, and was shipped down to Bruce at Haydocy Airstream in Columbus. Wednesday, December 20th, we went to pick her up and bring her home.
The walk-through wasn’t a lengthy ordeal, as we already knew the Airstream operating systems pretty well. But Bruce did a full round-about inside and outside and pointed out anything that might be different or new on this model – a 25’ Front Bedroom International Serenity with twin beds and salsa finishing. It was more like a party as John and Suzie and Terry and Sue, who both live in the area, drove over to enjoy our joy! Airstream friendships is half of what Airstreaming is all about– the other half is a new unit that is just itchin’ to hit the road!
With Christmas upon us we hustled to get all of the fixings and furnishings out of the spare bedroom and squared away in the Silvermine. Even though she is longer and wider and there is plenty of room, it is always a puzzle to figure out where everything should go in the new configuration. The coffee pot didn’t fit in that little space under the kitchen sink – where do I stuff extra bedding and all my shoes? It all worked out, and there was a convenient place for everything – and several empty cupboards left over!
Here are some pictures of our new ship!
Now with the outfitting out of the way, it is time to take that first trip! On Thursday, December 28, we leave for a 3 week tour south -- to Florida. The temps here in Ohio have taken a sudden dip, and for the next 10 days there are a lot of single digits and nothing above 20 degrees! It seems like as good a time as any to check out the new Silvermine and see what she has to offer.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown