Fall is a great time for festivals and heading to the mountains, especially in North Carolina. This fall, however, the raging forest fires in western North Carolina have made it difficult to camp out. With Greensboro, since our city is centrally located in the State, heading to the beach is always an option. The above Airstream camper is dwarfed by these mature trees at this suburban home northwestern Guilford County. Look at the size of that magnolia tree in the foreground. It has been said that you know you are in the south when the yard has magnolia, dogwood, crepe myrtle trees, with a touch of kudzu sneaking in.
If you live in Greensboro, and own an Airstream, you may want to consider joining Unit 161, the Piedmont North Carolina group of the Wally Bynam Caravan Club International (WBCCI). At their rallies, they have tours, potlucks, and fellowship around campfires-- and Airstreams. The local group was organized in 1976, and at last count, had 56 members. The club has ten officers and an historian and they pride themselves in service to others and fellowship among members. Stanford-educated Wally Bynam launched the first Airstream in 1936. He would be pleased to know that eighty years after the first riveted, bullet-shaped, aluminum Airstream was made, it still has a commanding presence on American highways.
In the middle of the above photo, in the blue sky section, you can see a squirrel's nest. Wonder if Mr. Squirrel is waiting for his chance to move into this Airstream for the winter. His back up plan is that big ole magnolia tree.