Tuesday, June 19, 2012

  We did it - Airstream Bambi 16ft!

 After many years of talking about buying an Airstream, we finally decided to do it...a few years earlier than we had anticipated. Instead of waiting until I retired...another 8 years...we decided by buying it now we could still include our kids in our adventures while they were still living at home.

After MUCH consideration, we decided on a new 16 ft Bambi International. The deciding factor for us were the wrap around windows on both sides. The 16 ft. is compact enough to sit in our driveway and afford us a spot in any national park we choose. Although the large units are spacious and beautiful, we are looking forward to making our “cozy” little space work.

Although the Airstream is small, it has all the comforts of home. There is a flat screen TV with a blue ray DVD player, a blue tooth stereo that allows us to connect with our i-devices, a cute galley kitchen, and a small wet bath. The lights are LED and use very little power - they also have dimmer switches which is a very nice feature.

Sadly our Acura MDX, a car that has taken on us on many road trip adventures, wasn’t powerful enough to pull the little Airstream. With great sadness we traded it in for a used Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. The truck is more powerful and we saw just how useful it was to be able to throw dirty camping equipment in the back. We’ll miss the MDX, but I’m confident we’ll make just as many happy memories in our new little truck!
First night in the driveway!
Cute and cheery little galley kitchen and bedroom in back!

First night, camping in our driveway under a full moon!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you moved you blog to Blogger.
    I'm a big Mac fan (not a Big Mac fan) but I was not able to follow your blog via the feed system that worked for all of the other blogs I follow. Now I can. Good luck to you.

    So when I think that my 28 ft Airstream Safari may be too small for my wife, my dog, and me I just have to look at how well you guys are doing in a 16 ft Bambi. Then, of course, I can think of my grandparents who lived in a 600 sq ft house with my mother and father, my aunt and uncle and about 4 grandchildren. And they were happy to have a roof over their heads. I guess we get spoiled.