Road Trips In The Old Days.

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I don't see just a general general discussion section , so I'll post this here.

On another thread, I mentioned summer road trips around the country in a '62 Impala. Among other things, there was a pump up gas stove. I guess it was before the times of portable propane stoves and small cylinders. Used a small gasoline tank with a pump rod to pressurize gas for the burners. Had to carry a can of gasoline too. Probably not the safest in the trunk with a car full of people.

There were small boxes of cereal singles. One side was perforated to open where you just poured milk in and ate out of the box like a bowl.

Roadside Mom & Pop motels were everywhere, sometimes in clusters around tourist areas. Rates were $20 or less per night. I seem to remember some single digit rates too. Some had kitchens, but not all.

Billboards like 'See Rock City' were everywhere, sometimes hundreds of miles from the attraction they advertised. Then there were the Burma Shave signs.

We really did See The USA in our Chevrolet.
 

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I don't see just a general general discussion section , so I'll post this here.

On another thread, I mentioned summer road trips around the country in a '62 Impala. Among other things, there was a pump up gas stove. I guess it was before the times of portable propane stoves and small cylinders. Used a small gasoline tank with a pump rod to pressurize gas for the burners. Had to carry a can of gasoline too. Probably not the safest in the trunk with a car full of people.

There were small boxes of cereal singles. One side was perforated to open where you just poured milk in and ate out of the box like a bowl.

Roadside Mom & Pop motels were everywhere, sometimes in clusters around tourist areas. Rates were $20 or less per night. I seem to remember some single digit rates too. Some had kitchens, but not all.

Billboards like 'See Rock City' were everywhere, sometimes hundreds of miles from the attraction they advertised. Then there were the Burma Shave signs.

We really did See The USA in our Chevrolet.
Yep, I remember cooking burgers with leaded gasoline on those multi-fuel Coleman stoves and eating Sugar Smacks and Corn Pops from the box with milk as you describe. Our trips across the USA were in a '72 Pontiac Ventura, '80 Toyota Corolla wagon and our '82 Cutlass Supreme Brougham diesel as a kid. Days Inn was $19.99.

We always carried spare gasoline too. Didn't everybody? LOL
 

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Remember 14 hour nighttime drives to the beach, jump out and swim most of the day. Get burned to a crisp. Light traffic, W.Va turnpike, basically no speed limit. Ford Fairlane GT 390 with a road gear back in the day. Then graduated to an Olds Cutlass, with AC!
 

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I don't see just a general general discussion section , so I'll post this here.

On another thread, I mentioned summer road trips around the country in a '62 Impala. Among other things, there was a pump up gas stove. I guess it was before the times of portable propane stoves and small cylinders. Used a small gasoline tank with a pump rod to pressurize gas for the burners. Had to carry a can of gasoline too. Probably not the safest in the trunk with a car full of people.

There were small boxes of cereal singles. One side was perforated to open where you just poured milk in and ate out of the box like a bowl.

Roadside Mom & Pop motels were everywhere, sometimes in clusters around tourist areas. Rates were $20 or less per night. I seem to remember some single digit rates too. Some had kitchens, but not all.

Billboards like 'See Rock City' were everywhere, sometimes hundreds of miles from the attraction they advertised. Then there were the Burma Shave signs.

We really did See The USA in our Chevrolet.
See Rock City is a big draw for sure. I worked in Chattanooga for many years.
 

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