Is there a word that describes something beyond fabulous? If so, that’s what Urban Air weekend was like. Jon’s one goal after back surgery was to be healed enough to go to this event in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. What is Urban Air, it’s over 100 Airstreams camping along the downtown streets. We had went up last year just to check it out and wanted to come back and participate this year. So with some instructional help from Jon, I hooked us up and off we went.
It took us about 6 hours to get there but we had made several stops so Jon could stretch. Once there, we went to the staging area and waited our turn to be parked. While we were waiting, we met some great people that had traveled many miles over the years in their Airstreams. It was so cool listening to their adventures. The 3 hours we had to wait breezed by just listening to them. We were then off to our camp site for the weekend on Knight Street, since the main highway sites had already been filled. Once we got settled in Jon helped our neighbors who had just taken delivery of their Airstream that day.
Friday we woke up to the start of a beautiful fall day. We walked down to a little cafe called Auntie’s to get breakfast and then wandered around town looking at all Airstreams and meeting their owners. There were Airstreams from 1955 to 2016, many states and Canada, parked along the streets. While we were wandering around we ran into our friends Randy and Patti and met their daughter Abigail. It was nice seeing them and catching up. We spent Friday afternoon together, enjoying the sunshine and meeting new people. Our English Setter, Jesse, enjoyed all the attention she received. That evening we enjoyed showing our trailer to other participants and area residents . Then it was time for the traditional happy hour and campfire.
Saturday was a cloudy, rainy day. It was nice to have the Airstream to spend the day in. We discovered our friend’s son, Brett was at Urban Air and that this was his first stop on a two month journey writing for LiveRiveted, an Airstream blog. We met up with him for that night’s benefit supper and Josh Rogan concert and had a very enjoyable evening. Supper was a fund raiser for a local charity there in Eaton Rapids.
This Urban Air event, its organizers, participants and residents of Eaton Rapids continues to awe us in the hospitality and camaraderie in all those who have a love for Airstreams. Sunday came way to soon and just as quickly as we all arrived, we were all headed back out. We have already started making plans to be back here in 2016.