May 25th, Memorial Day weekend, we drove 8.5 hours to Fairfield, CA to pick up our new 2012 Airstream International Serenity 25FB. Amelia’s dad, “R”, came along for support, just in case! We had never towed anything, and “R” is an experienced trailer guy who’s been up and down the I-5 more times than I can count on all my digits.
We all were giddy with excitement as we pulled into the Airstream dealer. They were waiting for us. Steele was in charge of explaining all about the coach. He said it would take about 90 minutes. Little did he know, with this inquisitive group it was a 3 hour seminar. Then came the paperwork. I was extremely pleased that it wasn’t like buying a car. No pressure, no add-ons, no extended warranties, just sign here, thank you very much!
The original plan was to go practice driving and parking. However we were all frazzled and starvin’ marvin, so instead we each just drove a few blocks. Then we unhitched the Airstream in the dealer’s lot and headed out for dinner. (“R” only had one beer!) After dinner, we glamped out, our very first night, in the dealer’s lot.