Traffic around Cincinnati is always slow and difficult. This particular trip may set the record for the longest and worst trip through the city.
|Construction on the bridge heading into Cincinnati|
First, we have to say a loud "whew!" We came close to being the victim of two accidents while on I-75. Both times the driver was holding and talking on his or her cellphone when each decided to move into our lane.
How can you miss our truck when we are pulling Rosie, our 25 foot Airstream trailer? We have a huge footprint on the road. I'm not sure that one of the cell phone talkers ever realized that he was within millimeters of causing a wreck on the Interstate.
We ended up pulling into the next rest area to walk around Rosie to make sure there weren't any new scrapes or dings on her. That was a welcomed stop as we needed a place to calm down.
While parked at the rest area, we started thinking that the Airstream factory was only a couple of hours up the road. We set our GPS for Jackson Center and decided to camp in the Terraport.
After backing into the Airstream Terraport site we picked for the night, we thought it would be a good idea to walk off some nervous energy. Besides, Suzy, our Yorkie, needed a walk. We were no more than 50 feet from Rosie when we heard a familiar voice shout out, "I know you!"
|Always great to run into some good friends at the Airstream factory|
That was true. A couple from our WBCCI Southeastern Camping Unit was also Camping in the Terraport. We really needed to see friendly faces to take our minds off the narrow escapes around Cincinnati.
We were in Jackson Center only a month or so ago, and our review of the park hasn't changed. This is a great place to talk with other Airstream owners and to share tips about Airstreaming. You also can learn about some great parks to add to your "must see one day" list.
One more thing is that you will occasionally see prototypes of future models while there. Did we see something? Maybe. Airstream doesn't appear to be very good at hiding company projects. We will watch the WBCCI's Blue Beret magazine to see if what we stumbled on actually makes it to production.
|Haven't seen this prototype before!|
|View of the factory|
|Airstream Factory Service Center|
|View behind the service center|