How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.
Airstream’s appeal seems to have few limits, and indeed a powerful world traveler recently provided proof of its persistent appeal. On a trip to Asia in February, Vice President Dick Cheney traveled in an Airstream — inside an airplane.Here, apparently, is a picture:
Mark Silva, chief of the Washington bureau of The Chicago Tribune, accompanied the vice president as the press corps’ pool print reporter. The group flew on a huge gray C-17 cargo plane that the Air Force calls the Spirit of Strom Thurmond, in honor of the late senator. Mr. Silva said that when he boarded he noted the familiar outline of the Airstream roof inside the vast fuselage.
“I crawled on the floor to look at the nameplate,” Mr. Silva said, confirming that it read “Airstream, Jackson Center, Ohio.” Inside, Mr. Silva said in an interview, “there were plush leather chairs, blue-gray carpet, wood paneling, recessed lighting and a TV and DVD player.” He said the Airstream reminded him of one of the first he had seen, on the cover of a Ry Cooder record album from 1970. “The Airstream is the symbol of taking it on the road with style,” he added.