On our way through Ohio we stopped in Jackson Center at the Airstream Factory (aka, the "Mother Ship")! It's here that ALL new Airstreams are built. This trip has only made our love for our own Airstream even stronger so it was a treat to see where - and how - they are made.
In a lot on the property they have several old Airstreams, including this gold one that was specially made for Wally Byam, the inventor/founder of Airstream. I also love the shiny ones (today's Airstreams aren't shiny like that due to a protective clear coat on the aluminum skin).
We were able to take a tour of the factory and see other Airstreams being built. It was really interesting to see how many hands touch each Airstream and how they come together. It was also neat to imagine that some of those same hands touched our beloved Airstream! Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take pictures inside the factory, other than this one below.