Car camping got popular in the 1920s, when people needed vacations, but couldn't bear to leave their Fords in Dodge.
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|She's asking the question that still plagues me. You know, don't you?*|
These folks were the pioneers of car-campers. The Rough Riders of roughing it. Their smartphones have dead batteries, but look at the fun they're having! Somebody back East is saying, "Why don't they write?"
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In 1919, there was a caravan of 50 cars, even one built to refrigerate food (still not answering that one pulsing, unsilenceable question*).
This article is rekindling the glowing embers of my interest in boondocking in Spud. I'm just in no hurry. I'm comfortable, contemplative, content, and continent.
*"Where do I poop?"
You'll offer me good, sturdy answers. These answers will work in a car (not a van), with people possibly in the vicinity, without benefit of vault toilets.