A Long Trip
As I mentioned before, we only vacationed in
How to travel with kids
When I was in grade school, the trip had shortened to a mere 14 hours, due to the sections of freeway that were built along the route. Mom would pack the "jockey box" full of lifesavers and such, to keep us occupied, and we would often play the "Alphabet Game" on the way down the road. When we were really young, we would leave around 1:00 am [not long after Dad came home from working "swing shift" (3-11pm)], so my sister and I would sleep the first 8-10 hours or so. This meant that there was less time of us saying, "How much longer until we're there?"
The usual route & music – or lack thereof
Most of the time, we left No.
In the 60s, much of the road was still 2 lanes, and nearly all the radio stations in
I didn’t care much for sagebrush scenery, and from
The longest stretchIn the days of the two lane road, the longest stretch of road was between Dubois and Roberts, because there were no turns or distinguishing landmarks. One trip when I was about 5-7 yrs old, we hit that stretch late at night. Mom had decided to climb in the backseat and sleep and I climbed into the front seat to keep my dad awake. He suggested we count the number of dead jackrabbits on the road. I don't know how many we saw (and there were a lot), but I do remember the feelings of importance I had in talking to my dad and keeping him awake along that stretch of road.
Favorite Eating Places
My parents had some favorite places to stop and eat along the way. If we were going through
For lunch, we'd stop at Doc's on Broadway in