Saturday, September 15, 2012

Living In A Tin Can




This weekend was the Tin Can Tourist - 5th Annual Northeast Regional Rally at Sampson State Park. Nancy has always had a soft spot in her heart for Airstreams, Shastas and Teardrop trailers. This pales though, when compared to her love of vardos (gypsy wagons). At this rally, we found trailers of all sorts. I would guess at over 30 different makers, maybe more. Lots of home made trailers. Copious amounts of restoration and refurbishing. Labors of love, all of them.

In some cases, they were a vintage moment captured in time. Some trailers were very obviously lived in all the time, kids and pets included. It was a fascinating mix, both of trailers and people. What was most fascinating was the sheer number of people we ran into that I had no idea participated in the Tin Can Tourist group. Made me realize that I need to get to know more of these folks. I know it isn't terribly practical for us to run out and buy ourselves an Airstream Bambi... but getting a chance to see how it would feel was definitely a treat.


4 comments:

  1. oh we love them too, we had a 1976 once that we traveled in to Arkansas, would love an argosy, the vintage ones are so cool all decorated like they year they were made. silverstreaks are gems too.

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  2. They are like dreams of what could be. Like in magazines when you see a room all done up and think- does anyone really live there?

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  3. There were quite a few Argosy trailers at this event. What was strange was that until this past weekend, I don't think I had ever seen an Argosy. They are quite nice. Seeing some of the homemade trailers was very inspiring. I am hoping to post some of my pictures of those later today.

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  4. very prity, you dont see many of these around now days do you.

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