I have to admit that camping is just about the last thing that I have any interest in doing. Fortunately, my husband feels the same way. Not so fortunately (?), it might be making my twinkies a bit “soft.” Last summer, Twin B slipped and got his hands and fanny covered in mud. Which resulted in a complete and total meltdown. The gorgeous twin girlfriends looked at him like he had lost his mind. We were waiting for the pool to open so it was hardly rustic. He looked at their mommy like she had lost her mind when she suggested that he go camping with them and play in the river.
In my family, we much prefer “glamping” — you know, glamorous camping. My major requirements for this are a comfortable bed and a nice bathroom — the more stars, the better. The twinks are especially fond of the hotel where we stay during Thanksgiving at their grands … which comes complete with a breakfast buffet. Doughnuts? Sweet! The only — and I mean, only — thing that might be able to change my mind is a swanky Airstream. Because they just look so fabulous … and you all know how I feel about pretty things.
Did you read the New York Times article about Christopher C. Deam and his design of the new Airstream Sterling Concept Trailer? It’s being displayed in Palm Springs as part of Modernism Week. Christopher happens to be married to Lara Hedberg Deam, the founder of Dwell magazine. They just might be the closest thing we currently have to Ray and Charles Eames, right? Christopher’s interiors are amazing enough to make me dream about glamping Airstream-style with my now-five year old twins.
My favorite part of the article, however, is when Christopher talks about camping in a 16-foot Airstream Bambi with his then-six month old boy/girl twins. The family planned a three-day trip … and made it a whopping day and a half. Apparently, the curvy interior is a perfect magnifier of cranky baby screams.
Maybe I’m glad we didn’t go glamping back then after all.
Bottom photo by moi … two weeks before my twins’ due date. Don’t they look thrilled?