Airstream Connections

There were warnings about high winds and stormy weather on the day we left Red Run Campground.  After checking the radar and seeing we would be driving out of the weather, we prepared to leave.  As it started raining heavily, there were Flash Flood warnings for the area.  A few miles down the road, there was a text from our family.  “Nasty, nasty, nasty rain.  Tornado Watch 20 miles from destination.  Had to pull over.  Couldn’t see the road.”  Weather can make me nervous, which was happening at that moment.  I’ve lived in Tornado Alley all my life, and am fully aware that even a few miles can make a huge difference in the path of a storm.  Since I couldn’t do anything for them except worry, I focused instead on the road in front of us.  We eventually drove out of the rain, and after a few harried hours, the decision was made to stop in Zanesville, Ohio.

A spot was picked and paid for, and my Better Half got back into the car and said, “Look what just pulled in!”  It was another 28 foot Airstream; an International towed by Barry and Mike.  As we stood in the drive and wondered about the unlikely meeting of  two Airstreams at the same time in the same place, the observation that each Airstream had a ProPride hitch, began the conversation and an instant connection was made.  We shared Airstream tours, dinner and a campfire.  There was talk of wheels, tires and tire pressure monitoring systems, along with campgrounds, where we were going to and coming from.   Once we received texts from family, which had arrived home safe and sound, it was a pleasant end to the day shared with instant friends.

Impromptu Airstream Rally

Do you think they had a premonition about what would happen to us on the way home with our tires?  Thank You Barry and Mike!  You were quite helpful to us whether you knew it or not.