Family vacations these days typically revolve around some type of destination – the beach, a theme park, a campground. Flying is more common than ever, and if we do choose to drive, we typically leave our cars parked once we get there. Why? Gas is expensive and the highways are crowded. Interesting rest stops and mom-and-pop stores have been replaced by fast food chains and corporate gas stations. In short, there’s just not that much to see on America’s major roads.
However, that wasn’t the case in the 1970s. In those days, a road trip was an exciting option for a family vacation. There was plenty to see, lots of places to stop and trailers were actually affordable for an upper middle-class family. While there are certainly still R.V.s on the road today, there’s nothing quite like the one in this video. Despite being over 40 years old, it has a unique ability we’d never seen before.