Tuesday, 27 April 2010
The word has gone out about our next Airstream gathering. It feels a bit like throwing a party. We are excited and at the same time attempting to use the strength of our will to conjure good weather and plenty of people with Airstreams.
Our first gathering last Spring was a lovely, casual event where we attracted nine Airstreams of varying vintage and newness to a campsite close to Marlborough in Wiltshire. The campsite warden had been unable to reserve us an area to ourselves so we were a rather higgeldy bunch with a few conventional caravanners trapped in our midst. But you could already feel the connection between a load of rivet heads.
The second one was last September next to the Forest of Dean. This time we had a rally field within a campsite and we were able to make a circling wagons-style formation. We were thirteen Airstreams this time, so it looks like we might just grow gradually, getting to know each other and enjoying the way that your aluminium pride and joy can bring a group of individuals together.
This Spring, which so far has been glorious, we are meeting in a field in Cheddar from 21st to 23rd May, so get polishing. Details and how to book can be found through the UK Airstreamers website.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Following on from two successful gatherings of UK Airstreamers last year we have another two planned for this spring and summer.
We finally have a location and dates for the Spring Gathering. It will be from the 21st to 23rd of May, near Cheddar in Somerset. We will have a field to ourselves, where we can be ourselves and enjoy the silvery view and some good company.
As with the previous two rallies, we are hoping to attract a mix of new and vintage Airstreams, meet new friends and catch up with old ones. And if hanging out with enthusiasts of aluminium and rivets is not enough there's loads to see and do in the area.
More information can be found on the website and the forum plus details of how to book.
And, as if that's not enough, we will be meeting again at the end of the summer, 10th/12th September, near Ludlow in Shropshire. I'm sure everyone will have tales of their summer travels to share by then.
Got an Airstream? Bring it along. See you there!