A couple weeks ago we headed up from Nashville to Jackson Center, Ohio. The tiny dot on the map is the Mecca for dedicated Airstreamers, as it's the location of the Airstream factory. The Ohio factory opened in the 1970s and by 2016, it was cranking out about 72 of these gorgeous aluminum adventure mobiles per week (and the number continues to grow). Not to mention the fact that the majority of vintage Airstream's are still on the road today!
This is the eighth year that the factory has hosted the Airstream celebration festival called Alumapalooza and our first year to attend. This five day event offers education, entertainment and community for the attendees and the land surrounding the factory fills with silver campers quite quickly. We enjoyed mingling with all the Airstream-lovers and catching up with some of the folks we met through our experience with Endless Caravan.
We also got to be on a PBS cooking show called Chef Driven, with Chef Frank Bonanno. Frank owns 10 restaurants in the Denver area and enjoying a dinner cooked by him personally was quite a treat! The show was filmed by the crew of The Public Works and it was an absolute delight meeting and working with those awesome guys as well! That was definitely a highlight of the trip.
Here are some pictures of our week:
All photos copyright Pilgrim (Aaron and Katie Thomas) (except photos of film crew)