Even though we would be staying at Lazy Days in a week for Alumafiesta, we decided to go for a visit to the RV sales side of the business to check out their new RV's. Lazy Days is an Airstream dealer, so we wanted to see what the new 2014 Bunkhouse looked like since we have the first version from 2005. We'd been hearing a lot about it...some good, some bad...so it was time to check it out for ourselves.
Rob Brett is a salesman at Lazy Days. What we loved about his tour was that he was more than a salesman. He had a true passion for Airstreams that was evident from the start. His face lit up when he found out we wanted to see the Airstream Bunkhouse. While inside he pointed out all the new features like only someone who really knew Airstreams could do. He even asked what I liked most about the new model. Top on my list was the open floor plan. The "L" shaped kitchen counter was removed, and the table and couch were flipped which created more floor space. Add a shoe cubby and bigger windows, and I'm sold. Too bad the new sticker price is in the $88K range.
Every Friday, Lazy Days puts on a convection oven cooking demonstration. I barely knew how to operate ours, Troy had no clue, and our Airstream did not come with an owner's manual, we all decided to go to the seminar. John, the instructor, was a retired military man who taught us how to bake a soufflé in the convection oven/microwave combo. He was also a master story-teller who made the 40 minute cooking time fly by. Basic idea is "tell it what to become. Tell it how hot to get. Tell it how long to cook." If you cook with the convection oven setting use oven safe dishes (metal, glass). If you cook with the microwave, use paper, glass, etc. Also, ours requires a reduction in temperature and time by about 25% to prevent over-cooking. Since this seminar, we have enjoyed cookies, kale chips, and biscuits in the convection oven.
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.