Road Trip Reading

Back in the days before in-car DVD players, kids had to amuse themselves on long rides by playing road games (like I Spy and Punch Buggy). And before there were glitzy destination vacation spots with costumed characters leading you through a daily catalogue of scripted adventures, vacations mostly consisted of visiting distant relatives or, in my family, camping in the Ozarks.

I loved those trips into the wilderness as I always thought my real calling was to be Sheena of the Jungle. My mom hated them. Eventually she rebelled and made my dad take us by himself. At first I couldn’t understand why she didn’t love camping, but now I know that, for her, it was all the work with none of the conveniences. Some vacation.

 

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