Trip report #1 – Departure

After months of anticipation and preparation, we pulled out of Phoenix on Monday, August 6. Truck and trailer were loaded to the gills, and we could immediately feel the difference in the ride of the truck. We’re both so glad we went with the larger Ford (350 vs. the 250 we had also contemplated).

Simply put, Barstow was a bitch. As much as we love our Airstream, its aluminum shell is a heat sink and our thermometer registered 102 degrees inside when we pulled into our site and opened it up. Airstream air-conditioning units remind me of that found in my Honda Accord – ok until you really need it and then you’re SOL.

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