Sept. 24/25, 2015
Getting a trailer ready for winter is a lot of work. We went out on Saturday morning to bring Phoebe home for her end of the season clean. She looks small but she can hold a lot of stuff!
We emptied her out and scrubbed her down - inside and out. Some neighbors stopped to learn more about her.
Sunday afternoon we headed back to Shadybrook. We made a coffee/tea stop at Starbucks on the West end before heading out.
A guy in a Porsche pulled up to Phoebe in the parking lot and was admiring her. He congratulated James on finding such a beautiful trailer. Since you don't see many Airstreams around Edmonton, people are often interested in chatting about them. We are not Airstream experts, but we like talking about Phoebe.
Since Phoebe was clean and there was blue sky, we did her Fall photo shoot. She is a cutie!
Once at Shadybrook we packed up the site, propped up the picnic table and waited for the guy to come and winterize. He was a bit late and drunk. Or at least he smelled strongly of alcohol. It even overpowered the smell of Bounce sheets mixed with Irish Spring that are gracing every nook and cranny of Phoebe. We were told it helps keep mice out. We'll see.
We walked around Seba Beach. The fall leaves looked stunning but the village was was very quiet. The dock at the main beach was taken off, the ice cream store was closed for the season and the bouncy castle is gone.
We decided to drive down the road to the 9 Iron Grill for dinner while we waited for the hot water tank to drain. Drain sounds like something is happening quickly. In reality the water was slowly dripping out. And we were hungry.
One last check on Phoebe before we headed home. She looked a bit sad sitting in an empty campsite but we can visit her any time we want.
That's a wrap for this season. We will continue to post our adventures through the winter as we visit Phoebe and figure out our next move.
Mellissa & James live in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoy exploring. Currently our Airstream is parked at a seasonal site about an hour from our home.