Bridgewater State College
We're almost to the end of our tour up the east coast. Today we are in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where I was invited to deliver a guest lecture on marketing and promotion to undergrads at Bridgewater State College. (The course title was "Aviation Marketing.") The talk went well, despite the fact that half the students had probably never heard of an Airstream before, much less Airstream Life magazine.
It is becoming a challenge to deal with the cold up here. Tonight we are expecting 29 degrees, and up in Vermont the overnight low will be 20, which is low enough to make me winterized. In the upper 20s we can just run the heat and avoid a diastrous freeze-up. We are still comfortably warm at night with the catalytic heater set on Medium, but I am hoping it doesn't get much colder when we go home. We have finally exhausted the first of the two 30-lb propane bottles -- not bad considering it has been in use since March 31.
I miss the palm trees. I have a fierce temptation to just turn this rig around and head back to, say, South Carolina. But we need to get a pair of outriggers welded in, the body prepped and painted, the wireless Internet system installed, and finish some interior trim. It will be better to get the next phase of work done so we are ready for the next big trip -- to the Airstream Homecoming event in Jackson Center, Ohio, in late May.