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Meet Kaitlin & Erin

 

Our Story…

We are two sisters (and their two canine companions) living in Virginia with big Airstream dreams! Our Airstream fever all started on our annual summer driving trip to our family farm in Michigan. Year after year we have reluctantly stayed in outdated hotels along our route and still jokingly have nightmares about our experiences. Buying an Airstream seemed to be the only the answer to our problems. Despite our (secretly jealous) friends and family thinking we’re absolutely insane – we purchased a 1969 Overlander in April 2012.

 

About The Silver SIstas'

Let’s just say it’s a fixer upper. Hopefully we didn’t get in over our heads on this one because we’re not just coasting on our good looks and charm to complete this renovation. Our plan is to put in a lot of good ol’ fashioned elbow grease and take the renovations step by step. We started our blog to detail our renovation steps, review Airstream and trailer products, and finally to share our adventures. Along the way we hope to inspire women and our fellow Airstream enthusiast’s alike.

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Hard at work on our 1969 Airstream Overlander

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison

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Sure there will be hardships- so far we’ve had broken nails, sweat, tears, and symptoms of mesothelioma. These are just minor set-backs, and stepping stones into our “Glamping” future. If we can finish our renovations – then we can say goodbye forever to the days of sneaking in our dogs into musty hotels with “mystery stains”, cat problems, and itchy sheets!

SO I know what you and every other one of my friends and family are thinking “When can we go camping?!?” If you want to help – Follow our blog and help us take our Overlander from 1969 into 2013!

 

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13 Responses to “About”

  1. Pops April 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Yo Sistas,

    You go girls. I hope your pick-up trip is going fine so far. It is 29 degrees here with blue skys this morning.

    Love ya,
    Pops

  2. here June 18, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    This site has a lot of extremely useful info on it! Cheers for helping me.

  3. Shirley Salo August 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Happy Camping!!!!!
    Lisa just told us about your adventure yesterday. Think Lisa told you Katlin that we were there when you called. Looking forward to seeing you two again too. A couple of very energetic girls too!!!! Sounds like things at the farm are going to be “hopping” again in a week or so. Love it!!!!!!!!!
    See yah all soon.
    Love,
    Shirley & Edsel

    • Kaitlin August 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

      Thanks Shirley & Edsel!

      We can’t wait to see you two either! Yes I called the farm last night after you guys just had dinner. We will be there early next week – minus one Airstream, hopefully it will make the trip with us next year. I’m going to bring my new addition – “Lucy”, she is a one year old australian cattle dog. Miss you!

      – Kaitlin

  4. Nancy Schiller August 26, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    No new posts or pictures for a while. How are things coming on your project? Is your deadline labor day?

    • Kaitlin September 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

      Hi Nancy, Yes our deadline WAS labor day. As with any reno project there is the unexpected. Our Airstream didn’t make it on our trip but all is not lost. We will elaborate in an upcoming blogpost… Thanks for visiting! Stay tuned.

  5. Jeff Mankie December 27, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Erin & Kaitlin,

    I had an enthusiastic response to the photos I took of you and the Airstream over the Summer. So much so that if you’re agreeable I’d like to expand upon that as you continue the renovation. Something along the lines of mutual sharing of photos between our web sites.

    Besides, I love a good Airstream story.

    Drop me a line when you have a chance.

    Jeff Mankie
    jeff@jeffmankie.com

  6. Nick @ Livin' Lightly August 22, 2013 at 4:57 am #

    Love it!

    We rehab’d a 66′ Overlander…thought it would take 10 months and a little elbow grease…but it turned out to be much-much more!

    Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing some updates.

    Maybe we will see you somewhere on the road :)

    Cheers!

    -NICK

    • kaitlin August 22, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      Hey Nick!

      Thanks for checking us out! Funny, we had the same idea, that we could turn around our trailer in 6 months or so, with a bit of sprucing. But it was like peeling back the layers of a 100 year old onion, each layer worse and worse. Finally, now that we’ve completely destroyed our trailer to an unrecognizable state – we have gotten to the root of the problem. I am happy to say after a year and a half of hard work, a rusted out frame and a rotted floor have been replaced! Now we can breathe again, and get to the fun stuff. I will post some updates soon so you guys can see pics. Love your blog. Hope we see you on the road!

      -Kaitlin

  7. Shirley and Edsel December 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    We have just been checking out your blog on your Airstream. Looking good, girls!!!! Keep up the good work and do keep us informed as to how you are doing.
    The only trouble with looking at your blog now is that we miss you when we look at it.
    Love you gals and looking forward to seeing you each summer.

    • Kaitlin December 8, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

      Thanks Shirley & Edsel! We miss you guys too!!!

  8. Rick Rothenberger December 18, 2013 at 2:36 am #

    Erin,

    Now I know where that GI Joe grip comes from… Farms and hard work on your motel on wheels.

    Website is awesome. Look for you and your sister at cars and coffee in GFalls on Saturday mornings. Tons of car, service, and fabricator types all over.

    Laaater…

    RXR

  9. Jazzy j March 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    Just saw y’all pushing the blue bandito in ma nay nay. Get it how you get it. I am into restoring as well. The silver Twinkie would be nice at festival if into that sort of thing

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