I'm going thru a big storage bin of pictures, looking for a picture that my daughter has requested. Talk about a trip down memory lane....Anyway among some of the things I found are some pictures and the notes that were kept on a trip that we made the end of July 1972. My former husband and I took the kids and went over thru eastern Washington and Oregon and finally back to I-5 to visit his dad and step mom in Ashland, Oregon and then south to visit his mom, sister and brother in law in Redding, California. After those inland visits we went over Highway 101 coming out at Crescent City, California and then continued north on Highway 101 thru Astoria, Oregon and then on home on Highway I-5. We drove a little over 1,000 miles in all.
In the notes I wrote at one point " 616 miles so far have used 54 gallons of gas for 11.4 miles per gallon." I can't remember the year of the truck we were driving but it had a camper on it and was loaded for 2 adults, a ten year old and a baby about to turn a year old. So it was no doubt pretty full. The point I'm getting to here is the price of gas...can you believe it ??????? A mere 42 cents a gallon ! And I'm sure at the time we were concerned about the cost of this vacation. We weren't rich by any means. My husband worked hard and had a good job as a brakeman on the railroad but like any young family we were just making it, I'm sure.
Can you imagine if gas was only 42 cents a gallon now ????