I grew up in Roseville with a forester/naturalist-teaching father and family who loved the outdoors environment. Thus, tent camping was our summer vacations. Medical reasons soon changed the dynamic and, with three children, my parents started looking for camping options. My uncle had bought Airstreams in the 1950s, and persuaded my dad in 1962 to buy a good, used 1960 model because of the excellent aircraft quality, towability and the self-contained living. The ease of traveling on the roads with the convenience of fun camping convinced me early on that Airstream traveling was in our family to stay. We would head up to the Sawbill Trail on the North Shore for weeks with a canoe on the car top. We’d safely camp out with no fear of bears or bad weather. Over the decades, our families have traveled coast to coast and always enjoyed finding different places to camp — and not just in recreational vehicle parks. Any place a car will go, an Airstream will easily follow. That is why it is designed with lasting quality and enjoyment. We return to many places at leisure, but we always bring our self-contained “camping cabin” with us.
Dan (and Sherri) Johnson, Cambridge