Last April sister Tink and I had a "Spring Fling" rally on a slice of the Ohio River in Cincinnati. This year our rally was in Townsend, Tennessee, just one short mile from the Great Smoky Mountain's National Park! The welcome signs we posted at each campsite tell the plan!
Many of those attending were accustomed to seeing our little Silvermine tag along with the TInk 'R Pod. They are even becoming familiar with Steve and Cindy in their Vista Cruiser Gulf Stream, who trekked down with us from Ohio!
We left Van Wert at 6:30 a.m. April 21st to a clear sky and 41 degrees. Tree buds in Van Wert were just starting to pop and every mile and minute we drove south, we saw more of that pretty, new, spring green. Just north of Cincinnati we saw our first flowering redbud . . . and two hours later in Lexington were ornamental pears and dogwood. As we crossed into Tennessee the blooming was all done but still a bright bottle green.
We landed at Tremont Hills at 2:30 to be met by sisters Tink (Johanna) and Beccie. Brother Richard joined us for a sibling reunion, just 11 days short of the National Sibling day on April 10th! We ate dinner down the road at the Trailhead Steak & Trout Restaurant for nice fraternal visit.
I got some quick pictures of our three sister- rigs, Airstream, Alto, and Rpod -- each a different sort of smallish-style camper. Lined up along Little River, with decks overlooking the stream, the stage was set for 5 days of communing. Tomorrow the rally peeps would start arriving as the Spring Fling '15 . . . sprung!
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