Hello hello! I have apparently fallen off the face of the earth again lately. A lot of big cool things have happened to us, and we have made some decisions, and I have wanted to share so much! But we are in travel mode, currently residing in Las Vegas for a while as husband is attending a Security Conference (if you don’t know which one, you’re probably not in computer security). ANYWAY! Wanted to write about this so much for a long time but since our internet connection is fussy, I can’t upload photos and that makes me saaaaad. But I’m super behind, so I’m going to write for now, and upload the photos when I get somewhere I can do so.
Right. So we’ve been traveling on and off since July. I wrote a little bit about how we went to Orlando and Disney World. We went there for a much needed vacation, but also with the side purpose of looking at Airstream trailers and trying to decide if we wanted to go the route of purchasing one at this point in time.
We stopped at a dealer outside of Orlando for our first glimpse of the various models of Airstreams — first the Flying Cloud, then the International, and then the snazzy 2013 Opal or some such with bright purple accents.
We liked a few but we weren’t sure yet so we went onward into Orlando itself to another dealer. There we found an International Serenity style trailer and we decided — after quite a lot of debate, to buy it.
Our exact model is the 2014 28′ International Serenity, below is what you will see upon entering the front door, and look to the left. You can see the dinette, which can seat four in relative comfort, but is usually used as the traveling office. There’s the kitchen with an oven, a three burner stovetop, and a pretty full sized fridge where we can store produce gleaned from farmer’s markets. The blinds in the kitchen open, to a pretty green view.
Looking at our office from a six and a half high perspective, you can see the large windows that let in a lot of light. The upper curved windows have their own blinds, which is nice for letting in light at specific times while still maintaining more privacy. The dinette table also makes a nice stowaway for the crate, of which you can see the open door peeking out. Holes likes that cave in particular.
The lounge also can convert into a fairly comfortable bed — a little more comfortable than most sleeper couches. Incidentally, the dinette also converts into a bed — so we can theoretically sleep six people in Twinkie.
Turning around, you can see the bedroom with the queen bed — which was originally a trailer queen, we replaced it posthaste with a true queen bed so now there is less space in the back. But really it’s more of a sleeping room for both us and the dogs. To the left is the bathroom. And to the right is the stand up separate shower. If you look up, you’ll see one of the two skylights in the Airstream — it’s actually pretty rare that we have any lights on in the daytime as so much natural light is let in.
Stepping into the bedroom — below, you’ll see that I stitched a panorama to show the amount of light and windows that the bedroom has. There’s a small closet to either side of the bed, along with nooks and magazine racks. Incidentally, every cabinet in the Airstream also lights up!