PHOTO GALLERY INDEX > Airstream Rocks!
Quincy, CA 07/03-07/08 (Day 629-633)
We go to a lot of music festivals and have always camped at them, so we knew that having an Airstream for our fourth year at the annual High Sierra Music Festival would be an upgrade—we just don’t quite realize how much of an upgrade until we get to our site and start setting up all of our toys.
First, we put up the awning (without breaking it this time) and roll out our green astro-turf lawn before planting a pair of plastic pink flamingos (thanks Doug!) in the dirt. Then we set up our comfy camp chairs, outdoor speakers (so we can listen to the radio simulcast of the festival right from our Airstream), two fully stocked coolers and our beloved Coleman grill.The only thing missing? Guests!
When we last had a home, so many months ago, we loved to have our friends over for dinner or just to hang out and we’re really looking forward to entertaining Airstream-style at the festival where some of our much-missed friends are in attendance either as part of the audience or part of the bands.
They show up soon enough and that’s when the Airstream really becomes hospitality central. In between catching some fantastic bands as varied as Critters Buggin’, Govt.’ Mule and Dumpstaphunk at one of the easiest, most enjoyable festivals around, we all naturally reconvene at the Airstream to spend time grilling up pork loin dinners, whipping up bowls of homemade guacamole and sitting in the shade catching up with people we haven’t seen in many months.
It is heaven.
Even without a water hook up, careful (but not brutal) rationing gets us through four days of cooking and hosting with water to spare and everyone who pokes around inside our Airstream is amazed at what it can do. We even have our first overnight houseguest, our dear friend and awesome guitarist (he plays in RANA, American Babies, Bustle in Your Hedgerow and Chris Harford’s Band of Changes as well as a ton of other groups), Scott Metzger who was at the festival performing in not one but two bands.
One particularly lazy afternoon we actually watch a DVD with the air conditioning on, but don’t tell anyone. Yeah, the Airstream performed like a rock star.
** This isn't a normal photo gallery with a slideshow because this post originally appeared on our Airstream blog. **