Friday, December 9, 2011

We will go west in....


A vintage Airstream! A 1962, 24', Tradewind to be exact. Woot woot!! Yep, we didn't even own the popup for an entire month before we traded in her in for an older model. I bet you're thinking who trades a perfectly good popup in for a gutted clunker? Well, I guess we do! I know she's a little rough around the edges, but ain't she a bute?


Craigs List, I thank you. We were able to sell the old camper and buy her for the same price. Our plan is to work hard building and fixing all year and have her ready to go by October. Our new family member (or members) should be home by then too! 

 Once she's done we would like to be able to take 4-5 trips a year, some short and some long. As a family we decided that traveling is what we want to be doing for the next few years, but as this new exciting chapter of our life books begins, another had to end. We can't run a farm and not be here. The big gardens are fine, we probably won't travel in the Summer anyhow, but it wouldn't be fair to leave the animals so much. We feel good about it! Our animals have had a good life here and they will go to a nice loving home to live.

So now we have a lot of work to do! We plan to start in the next few weeks, I'll keep you posted on our progress. If anyone has any cool links to redone airstreams, send them my way! Oh, it's going to be so cute! xo, Sam

8 comments:

Goosegirl said...

Oh Sam!!! I am so so so excited for you!! My grandfather had an Airstream for many years and we took a few very memorable vacations in it. I LOVED it! I can't wait to see how you fix it up!WEEEEEEEEE!

Renata said...

Oh my Sam~ this is amazing!! I look forward in seeing how you fix it up so wonderfully!
Any news on your coming additions to your family?
Have a wonderful weekend
Blessings
Renata:)

Cherishing My Days said...

Awesome.love the whole idea! American Pickers recently did a show where they fixed up an old Airstream.

Trying Traditional said...

love, love, love vintage Airstreams!

24sieben said...

How AWESOME! I know you'll be doing a great job! Can't wait to see before-after fotos. :)

Candice said...

SOOOOO exciting!! We LOVE, and I mean LOVE camping!! Wish we could do it all year long :) I would love to be able to fix up a vintage airstream!! I'll follow along in your journey and dream :)

Anonymous said...

you can look up Magnolia pearls air stream, it is amazing, not quite kid friendly but you will see the possibilities!

Melissa said...

So cool! I hope you post updates about what you are doing.