Back in the day, recreational travel was the norm. After war's end in 1945, pent-up demand for travel was unleashed during an unexpected economic boom that erased fears the Depression of the 1930s might return.
Summer vacation meant loading up the family station wagon and hitting the nation’s highways to see the all the sights.
Way back in the day, when I stil wore diapers, every family that managed to save up even a bit, would pack their bags, blankets, stoves... and head to one of the country's resort. Now, let me remind you that, back in those days, my country was much larger, and we HAD large amount of choices in the seaside vacation sites. However, that was before I could remember - but I do have lots and lots of images from the bare-bottomed-me era. :)
The holidays, as I remember them, took us on a four hour ride, to the lake side. We would usualy stay in one of those amazing creations: the trailer-houses. They were neatly lined in the huge forest-like area (that was the first time I ever held an acorn in my hand), and just a short walk away from the lake. Nothing glamourous.
If we were to talk "going the distance" for a holiday - this is the place to do it. I'm showing you yet another one of architectural wonders, designed solely for your leisure.
This elaborate design, and the modern cut make me imagine that this family had got to be quite "hip" and interested in modern things. Surely, you can see Mom using a modern camera.
Look at this marvel of modern technology!
They just might even had a projector - for seeing what they've filmed or for a "movie night"; calling the neighbors for an evening of fun.
Setting yourself up for somethin like this would reqire much more planning, since (I presume), folks didn't come to these "leisure homes" for an "extended weekend" - no, no; they would literaly MOVE here for the course of entire summer.
Sorry about this pop-up of me. :)
It's my "wearing a brooch every day" season.
This time it's a serpent with emerald-colored eyes, from Avon
What's the most special or unusual family vacation you remember from your childhood?