Thursday, April 2, 2015
We loved our 22 ft Bambi. It was our first foray into Airstream travel and it suited our long weekend outings just fine. It also taught us to get comfortable with trailering, well taught me, Mark was born comfortable with that sort of thing. He previously trailered a sailboat so was not as skeptical as I was.
Yep, I'm a sparkly girl so I had the loog crystallized.
One of our first outings to Sweet Water Regional park in Bonita California, a bit south of San Diego. This site, 129 was out on the point of the bluff so no one in front of us. It was a beautiful spot.
I packed up my Leslie Codina ceramic totem and brought it with for a little campsite decor.
Here is the Bambi nestled in a redwood grove in Santa Cruz RV Redwood park in Santa Cruz. We traveled here often and really enjoyed the setting.
So back to the learning curve, I did get behind the wheel and pull the trailer and for me smaller was better for learning, but for living, well…..things got tight a lot. We had to call hallway passage in order to move from one end to the other so as not to be in each others way. The dinette was both uncomfortable and too big. We solved that by taking it out and replacing it with two swivel chairs. Mark built a custom coffee table over the wheel well and we adapted to the new spaciousness. But still with the 22 being both short and narrow, room for storage was pretty non-existent.
So, we upgraded. First we did our due diligence to see if we were missing out on other styles. We went to a huge RV show and had a look at Class C, B and A motorhomes as well as other brands of trailers. In the end Airstream was really the only choice for me. I am a modern girl. I live in a 1940's art deco house with modern furniture and we keep things rather minimal in decor. Airstream fits that bill so well.
Still I didn't want to be trailering something huge and we wanted to stay with our current ML350 Bluetec Diesel tow vehicle. So the 25 ft airstream fit the bill nicely.
We will be taking delivery next week and then we find out if the new size really does fit down our rather narrow and steep driveway! That should be exciting. In the meantime I am availing myself of all the information that is prevalent from other airstream bloggers and keeping my Amazon account busy with new purchases. It will be really fun to outfit this one. I think it's going to be all about color! Stay tuned for photos of the arrival and hopefully parking!