We had been looking forward to Alumafiesta for a year and a half, ever since the first Alumafandango in Denver August of 2012. We tried to come last February, but the truck broke down en route. So being here at Lazy Days for a week seemed like a long time coming. The first day we arrive was beautiful weather. We swam and looked forward to a week of more of the same.
The weather didn't cooperate like we wanted, so we got out the jeans and sweatshirts and enjoyed the sunsets only a cloudy sky can create.
The first day of Alumafiesta began with Happy Hour at the white tent. Our Instagram/blog friends, Mali Mish and Aluminarium, came by to say hi, so the kids were thrilled to have little people to play with in their table fort.
Wednesday morning brought my first yoga class at Alumafiesta. The morning was chilly but about 25 people showed up for class. We had all levels and ages of participants and enjoyed moving and stretching together. I taught yoga for the next 4 days and then left the participants with a simple acronym to help them remember some poses to do on their own in the future. (If you were in class, this will make sense to you - ABCD Wally Byam Stretches)
The week was filled with a wide assortment of activities that kept everyone busy. The evening entertainment included sword swallowers, Japanese drummers, and karate performers.
The last day we were at Lazy Days, the sun came out, so we invited the Mali Mish family over to swim and play for the afternoon. Legos and ponies were on the agenda. It's such a treat to meet people virtually through social media and then have a chance to connect in person. We hope to cross paths with them again before we head back to Missouri. Unfortunately, Troy didn't get to hang out with us. He was busy doing repairs for other Airstreamers, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Alumafiesta concluded with a catered dinner in the white tent followed by live music. We looked like walking Airstream posters with our matching "See more. Do more. Live Riveted." shirts on, but where else can you get away with it? Morgan also received an orange lion from some Airstreamers from the Netherlands. Troy helped them with a plumbing leak, so they gave him an orange lion which is the national symbol for their country.
I am a wife, mother, and exercise physiologist with one foot in the world of travel and one foot in the world of fitness. This blog is a mixture of travel adventures and wellness topics that affect women and their families. We've travelled, first in our Airstream and then in Australia, while attempting to balance work, life, health, and relationships. It's been an amazing journey so far. Join me as we navigate new places, adjust to small spaces, and meet new faces.