John and myself decided to go on a few short trips before a longer Glamp to assess our abilities, see what we forgot and improve on our Glamping skills prior to really biting off a big chunck ‘o Glamping. So, I’m going to post on them and let the chips fall where they may.
We were only an hour late on our drop dead time for leaving, which was 3pm on Friday afternoon. There was a LOT to do. Besides making a couple of meals, including a delicious potato soup that John made, we had a lot of things to do to ready Margaret for her initial journey.
We had plenty of food. We got a great spot at the Alpental Overnight Camp area, which is very close to the ski area. Margaret was very comfy. The bed topper was a big improvement. All systems worked like a charm. The snowshoeing and weather couldn’t have been more incredible. The rugged mountain scenery. The people we met were all very nice and had lots of tips and one guy, Ian, shared his Knob Creek bourbon, which I happened to like very much! John and I had a lot of fun, and Buster has been wiped out since we left. Buster had a lot of playtime with the other dogs and he really took to the Airstream this time and knew where to find it. We now have a very long list of things to find, procure and do to the Airstream prior to Shakedown Glamp 2. Rich Luhr’s book, The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming. The guy with the very cool propane-fueled campfire. All the kids, and some adults, in costume for their final days of ski school this season. The beauty of Source Lake Basin and a truly spectacular view of Chair Peak (pictured below) from just below the ridge overlooking Snow and Source Lakes.
I did not load up enough water despite John telling me to load more. (I was afraid of being too heavy). John was right, and we ran out of water Saturday evening. No sponges. Big Box generators right next to our quiet-as-a-church-mouse Margaret. We were the only Airstream in the whole lot! : ( Unfortunately, Monica was under the weather and was forced to abandon plans. We already have twofootitis (a disease common among ‘streamers wishing they got the next size up). The guy who felt like he owned the lot and parked his big box RV like an ass. I almost drove off with the back two stabilizers down. We ran out of battery just before leaving, which caused us to have to hook up the car to get the trailer hitch to work.
The people next to us with the Big Box camper let their dogs out unsupervised all the time, who then proceeded to poop and pee everywhere and their owners never cleaned up after them. The lunch we ate at Alpental gave me a bad case of the you know what.