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Airstream: Do we call you Pee Wee or Dale?’

From the bloggers at Airstream.

I don’t remember the very first time I met Wally Byam. I was just a baby in diapers.

Over the years, I visited Wally and his first wife, Marion, at a typical California bungalow on St. Andrews Place in Los Angeles. When Wally remarried, I spent the occasional weekend with him and Stella at their home on Roseview, which had a marvelous view of Los Angeles.

Wally, in 1951, was planning and organizing a new project within and outside of Airstream Trailers, Inc. His first Caravan would soon travel from the Texas border to Managua, Nicaragua and back. It was open not just to Airstreamers but to all makes of travel trailer.

I was about to begin the eighth grade when my parents received a call from Wally. He was planning a weeklong hike in the High Sierra.

Wally, always an avid hiker, went up there often for relaxation to hike and camp. He even owned two burros.

To read the full story by Airstream, click here.

About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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