Amelia’s Home Town

As True Stories go, this one is destined to be one of my favorites,  complete with an Old Florida setting and cast of characters as colorful as the landscape. This story begins on February 17th, 2011 at Hidden River RV and Canoe Park, the hidden river being the Econlockhatchee River off State Road 50 in central Florida.


On a whim, (we call it a “cold call” in the advertising business), I called inquiring if anyone at the park might be looking to sell a vintage Airstream. As luck would have it, Don Hastings, the soft spoken owner of Hidden River surprisingly said, “As a matter of fact, I do.”


That afternoon I met Amelia. And one week (and $800) later, she was mine.


A month and a half later, she’s still hanging out at the Hidden River Park and I have a few more stories (and characters) to add to my adventure.