Monday, January 26, 2009

KOA and Airstreams

I've heard of Airstream's and KOA doing an advertising bit... and today a friend of mine sent me this - one of the week's USA Today's photos.

With rooms at Las Vegas' Circus Circus Hotel and Casino going for $25 a night earlier this week, forking over an extra 20 bucks to bunk in a trailer at the Circus Circus parking lot might feel like a gamble.
Then again, this isn't just any trailer: Under a new promotion with Kampgrounds of America, hipsters and nostalgia buffs can stay in a new, 27-foot Airstream — the aluminum-sheathed, aircraft-inspired travel trailer that's been a king of the American road since the 1930s and a favorite of such Hollywood stars as Matthew McConaughey.

Ten of Airstream's Flying Cloud models, which sleep up to four and retail for an average $53,000, are available at KOA's Circus Circus campground. Five more at KOA's location in Sugarloaf Key, Fla. (near Key West) rent for $170-$220 a night, and the program will be expanded to Bar Harbor, Maine, in May.
A few other places feature vintage Airstream accommodations, including the Shady Dell in Bisbee, Ariz., and the Belrepayre trailer park south of Toulouse, France.

Additional WBCCI International Rally schedule

I've been asked for the actual schedule that covers the actual rally - as the previous schedule takes us up to the start of the rally. Here is the actual Rally Schedule.

Right now I'm working on closing the deal on the farm... the Pageant of Bands Rally will be up there on the farm somewhere! I'm finally back home from 2 weeks on the road, so now I can get things that need attention completed! It's -5 out right now - Brrr!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

International Schedule update

Here is a link to the new International VAC Parade date and International Schedule. The parade IS on Saturday, the 27th of June at 10am.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

The puppy's growing

Here's a picture of the puppy - Cricket - boy is she growing.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Old barns and a pool!

Some more development on the farm... things are looking promising, only time will tell. Here are a few more pictures. There will be many a Airstream Rally here in the future - I hope! Zoe's Caravel is up on the auction block and we've sold our 54 Safari to FTW. Now, do we sell the Jeep? Maybe I'll keep the Jeep and sell my 3/4 ton Chevy..Hmm... I'll have so many projects restoring that old farm house that I don't need a ton other projects distracting me. Enjoy the photos - we are enjoying the excitment!

The Gazebo down by the pond.

The view from the Gazebo looking back up the barn.
The large in-ground pool. Looking north.

A sideways shot... whoops.. you can see our current house in the background (the tan house in the trees).

Above is the old 1916 1 room Plymouth school house with additions. This is the property (about 8 acres) between this farm and our current house.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Things in my barn!

Over on the side of this blog, there are links to other bloggers that are friends of mine. One of them, I chat daily with a few of them, posted that he noticed the round glass light cover that is in the old Bargman tailight housing on his Airstream was cracked. I posted that I might have one, and that I'd have to check in my barn... this picture is for him - Marcus - you need one?

Now, as to why I haven't been posting lately... well, it's because we've been contemplating purchasing a 62 acre farm that is about 1/4 mile down the road from us.... we put in an offer, and the company has accepted.... so stay tuned, as this might (and I am sure it will) have an affect on my Airstreaming this summer... however, maybe a rally here on the farm! Stay tuned. Here's a picture of the farm!

Our good friends lived here, and were re-located out of the area due to their job relocating. It's been empty since July and it's Zoe's dream place - dead end dirt road, large house, large barn, in a beautiful Burl Ives like setting. I've been dreaming of a Baker's Acres and it might just happen!! So, I'm serious about selling eggs now - I told Zoe' she better get advertising!!

As for eggs, this post goes out to one of my faithful blog readers - one of my Aunts. We've got some nice eggs over here for my uncle.. word is he says you're a heck of a short order cook when it comes to eggs! he.. he....

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New 2009 Year to All!

And what a crazy year it’s been. No need to elaborate, we all feel it - be it the election, our 401ks (ouch), my back onto Active duty and then back to civilian life, all our Streamin (can't wait for 2009 season), and just our life in general! It's all GOOD! So, the Baker's wish all of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Today we're gonna kick back, organize (one of my resolutions), go for a run (another resolution), and watch the Rose Bowl Parade. So, take care... another 8 inces of white stuff yesterday!!

2009 looks to be promising...lots to do, lots to see, and lots of time to spend with all our friends out there! Take care, and here's to another year ahead of us!