Those of us of a certain age fondly recall the days of vacation or holiday “road trips.” In the days before the price of gasoline reached triple digits, i.e. when it cost less than a dollar a gallon, it wasn’t unheard of to drive for days on end to reach a particular destination.
Family road trips usually concluded at a relative’s house. Collegiate road trips often had no destination at all other than, uh, the open road.
Road trips came back to me as I read an open letter my great-great-grandfather had written back in 1901.