Monday, July 7, 2008

The Beginning

Our fascination began a few years back when we first saw the picture of the guy on a bicycle pulling an Airstream. Ben started researching everything about the gleaming capsules, from specs on various years/makes/models to just how much aluminum our car could tow. We watched...and waited...and watched...and waited...

Over those same few years, we'd been talking about taking a time out from the non-stop action of our lives - we've been involved in several ministries over the last 10 years, and they've been both the most intense and incredible times of our lives. We experienced a lot of joy and pain and continued on without really taking time to process what we'd seen and heard and felt and learned. We saw a natural break in the action coming up this fall and winter, and after much thought, prayer and consultation, decided to go for it.

The very week we made the decision and began to tell people of our plans, this little gem popped up on craigslist. It matched what we were looking for to a T, in terms of size, condition, location and price. We jumped and the rest is history (in the making).

1 comment:

TomW said...

Hi Ben,

I got your email about Hugh & I meeting up last year. You've got a really neat Airstream!

I'm going to read through the rest of your blog now in anticipation of catching up with you at one point to see your Trailwind in person.