lots to report over the past month on the airstream front. we picked up our mobile adventure cottage on wheels from colonial airstream in NJ a few weeks ago and are keeping it in a storage place we found about 15 minutes from the house. but not tonight. oh no.
this chilly willy winter evening, wally is parked in front of the house (which is a near impossible feat considering the parking around here) in preparation for our big first adventure to atlanta for the holidays. magoo is all over the "system tests" - heat, lights, battery, TV, DVD, etc - and has done a good job making sure everything works as it should. and boy, does it. that trailer is a work of art and we are literally champing at the bit to get out there and REALLY test it out.
we've got all the comforts of home in there and (naturally) have purchased a few strings of tacky lights to really do it up. we're even throwing a cocoa + campfire party the night after christmas to christen wally properly with a few friends. as we were in the trailer this evening loading in a few last minute things, i got a little teary. there i was, charlie brown christmas music on the stereo (that always gets me), standing in this piece of legendary american design on wheels, our new home away from home, and i looked at my husband and just felt this overwhelming sense of gratitude for all the good things in our lives. of course, on the surface, wally is just aluminum and rivets and wood and wires. but i think about all of the adventures we're going to have and all of the good memories that are just waiting to be had, and i think that there's no one else on the planet i would rather creating them with than my true partner in crime.
life is good tonight. and i suspect it will be pretty good tomorrow, too.