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Lets Go on a Road Trip

I was looking at this great candid shot of my Grandma the other day, and was inspired to think about road trips as a past time.

Here’s my Grandma and her friend Bernice, both ready for a windy ride with head scarves in place. Grandpa is gassing up the car for the ride.
Ruth and Bernice Allen

From the other side of the family, here’s my step-grandma and her girlfriends, taking time to pose on a Kansas dirt rode.
Want a road trip that never seems to end? Try driving across Kansas.
lila and friends on car

In Great Grandma’s day, the road trip was a lot more work. People tended to stay a little closer to home, and it took longer to get much further away than that. It’s a bold choice to wear anything light colored while riding on a one-horse-power buckboard.
Buckboard

Here’s Uncle Eugene hamming it up for the camera in a stylish pith helmet and standard issue Army greens and jeep during World War 2.
Worst. Road trip. Ever.
Eugene-Jeep

Once the boys came home and cars became ever more affordable for families, the road trip was officially a past time. One worth noting for advertisers.
The love affair with cars was officially on.
Picnic-Car

Can you imagine piling your family of five or so into an un-airconditioned car that only has an AM radio?
Ford-Car

Time for a pit stop! You’ll be making a lot, since your car is fully loaded and only gets about 15 miles to the gallon.
The plus side is getting an ice cold Coke in a glass bottle, made with real sugar. Mmmm.
gas station

Take advantage of a sunny day and put the top down! Be sure to wear a scarf to protect your curls from the wind.
Cadillac-Ad