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Another Fantastic Airstreamer LBJ Grasslands Outing

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A&P's Airstream at LBJ Grasslands
The burn ban lifted, and a clear sky full of stars, made for a harmonious convergence of like-minded individuals over the weekend at the LBJ National Grasslands outside Decatur, Texas.

I am always blown away at how so many different people can gather, cold turkey, for the same event with the same driving passion – Airstream Trailers – and get along so darn well!

Maybe the fights broke out after we left? Leslie was a bit cold around the buns, so we did depart before the 9-pm hour, but I can’t imagine it getting any better than it was the short time we were there. As many different interests as I have, this (Airstream) is the only one that seems to be devoid of hefty egos.

Whatever the case, the consistent feeling of being welcome is one that keeps us coming back for more. This time next year, it’ll be our turn to have our Airstream there with all the others and welcome the interested trailer-less.

For those of you interested in photography, and how these images were captured, feel free to ask. I think it would be cool to put on some photography clinics at these gatherings next year, maybe have evening slideshows of the day’s photography – from everyone – and just totally dive right back into photography education.

Out of the Driveway and Into the Street

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We are hitched up and out in front of the house now. It has been the longest journey that never left, and now threatens to peak over the walls of fantasy and have a long look at reality.

It’s about forty-three miles to A&P Vintage, and we will be running a gauntlet of traffic that, with luck, will have no DPS cars or small town PD’s looking for an easy ticket. No lights – check. No current license plate sticker – check. No anti-sway. Hey, Tilley has been a driveway princess until tomorrow. After tomorrow, everything changes … and gets into the realm of “expense.”

I find it hard to imagine how many places we would have already been IF the economy of the past decade hadn’t beaten me to a pulp of my former self. It’s not like it is any better for my business now, but when faced with the “fix it, or forget it” ultimatum … well I have to try to get this done just to salvage the hours I already put in it. Sounds like a relationship doesn’t it?

I’ll take some pictures at A&P tomorrow, and see if they have any new trailers at their site. Just driving up is like seeing people’s presents under their Christmas trees. One thing is certain; tomorrow is going to be an interesting day.

Take a Look

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The New York Times – – has a great image, and as it is finally cooling off in North Texas, and a new tow vehicle is imminent, the road less traveled is about to be more traveled.

BURNING MAN in an Airstream, just sounds so right, even if Wally may have questions. I really think that is the future of Airstreams – radical departures by radical means. It’s only natural.

Along The Texas Roadside

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It may not be a Wally, but it’s a heck of a ride anyway. Anybody know what this is?

Colorado Fly Fishing

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Dear Wally,

I sure see a lot of Airstreams of everywhere out here in Colorado. We saw at least a half dozen yesterday from the 1970’s to the newest capsules. They seem right at home in the American Southwest, and it just lights a fire to get our Safari going. Tent living can be tough!



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