This road runner has been hanging out by our trailer this week.
Tuesday night we went over to Alumafiesta to crash the happy hour festivities. In a stretch to tie the photo above to this post, I felt like a roadrunner zipping from one conversation to the next. We were there for about an hour and a half and didn’t take any pictures, so forgive me for grabbing some from facebook.
Eleanor & Emma. Rich‘s wife and daughter. We’ve seen Rich 3 times now in the past month and have yet to see his elusive family. It was a relief to learn that he doesn’t have them locked in a closet and they’re just really busy with karate and getting ready for a long drive to Florida for Alumaflamingo.
Leslie wrote an article in the current issue of Airstream Life about our caravan to Canada. I’d talked to her on the phone and via email, so it was great to meet her in person along with her husband Chris. Chris by the way, developed the new Airstream Life ipad app.
Then there’s Rhonda. I’ve followed her blog for awhile now and we were in a Challenge Magazine article together, so when I heard she’d be at Alumafiesta, I knew I’d want to track her down. We had a power-chat and I hope to see her again in Oregon this summer.
I’ve been communicating with Albert since November. We were hoping to meet up in Vegas, but for some reason it didn’t work out. Albert is a dog photographer with an awesome URL and is coming over on Friday for a photo shoot with Curtis. I’m so excited!
We met Tom in 2012 and didn’t know that he was going to be speaking about his book at Alumafiesta, so it was a total surprise when he walked up to say Hi. Since we met, he finally got an Airstream and he also offered us courtesy parking next time we’re in Seattle!
I had no idea that Jerry was going to be at Alumafiesta. He is very loyal to us on facebook and likes most of our posts! During our conversation Tuesday, he told me that initially he didn’t like our blog because it only had one photo, well I’m really glad he changed his mind!
We got to meet Roger and Roxie over the weekend. They stopped at Snyder Hill for some boondocking before moving on to the Alumafiesta campground. Roger has been interacting with our blog and I’ve been reading his for awhile now, so it was cool to finally meet in person.
We can’t forget Brett, he co-organizes Alumafiesta along with Rich. He was running around doing organizational things, so we didn’t have much time for anything beyond some quick hellos and a hug. Hopefully, we’ll get some real visiting in next winter when we go to Florida.
We also saw the gang from Repairstream. We originally met them in Borrego Springs but never had a chance to do a family photo of them with their trailer. For anyone actually attending Alumafiesta, Stevyn (the mom on board Repairstream) is teaching yoga classes every morning during the rally.
While I was gabbing with the crew above, Brian was deep in conversation with Koos and Stephan from The Netherlands. One of them had a Tesla jacket on so Brian (who mentions Elon Musk to me almost every day) couldn’t resist approaching them. The two have an Airstream in the US that they use when they come to visit. They’re returning this summer, it would be cool if we could meet up again.
I hope I’m not missing someone, but as you can see it was a whirlwind.
2014 Cost of Camping:
0 nights paid camping
35 nights free camping
35 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $0
Daily average cost of camping: $0