Sunday, July 8, 2012


Here she is!

Many many MANY evenings of internet trolling have led to a big purchase this spring!  We are so happy to have found this 1968 Airstream Overlander.  It makes me smile every time I pull in the driveway.  I cannot count the wistful conversations that have started 'one day.. when we have an airstream...'

Greg searched Canada and the US on and off for a couple of years, looking for the perfect trailer.  26-28' long, decent condition, 1960-1990, accessible for transport, and not too expensive.  We considered (briefly and grudgingly) giving up the dream and purchasing a 'regular' trailer.  When it came down to it though.. we just couldn't do it.  Not that there is anything wrong with non-Airstreams.. just not for us, not right now.  We were prepared to go great distances to bring the right trailer home.. we are planning on keeping it for at least 15 years, so it had to be perfect.  As luck would have it when we finally found the right one it was a short drive up the highway to Vernon.  Purchasing the trailer and (Greg) pulling it into the driveway the next day was a thrill.  I'm smiling just thinking about it :)

We are excited to be able to restore this old girl.  Yup, I said restore.  This will not be a gut job, and we will not be painting everything white.  We're keeping as much original as we can, if it can be cleaned and it works.  Of course, we will be making improvements (did you doubt it?) and in fact we have already begun!  The list is long, and it will not be accomplished all at once but there are some things that must happen before we take it camping.  I'll take lots of photos and keep you updated!

1 comment:

missy said...

Oh Mika! I miss you! I was just telling Alison that I saw an Airstream at Bear Creek and I couldn't help myself - I had to go peek inside! (You may get weird people like me doing that to you on campsites) We need to get together soon!