Tuesday, January 27, 2015
California, and the Beverly Hill Billys
Our first cross country trip we had a Chevrolet car and a pop-up camper. WE planned this trip with Colette and Sonny. Colette was an Elvis Fan, so we had to stop in Memphis to see Graceland. It was just beginning to be a tourist attraction.
We took the camper on into Arkansas, cooked hamburgers for supper, talked awhile then turned in. It started raining we had a small battery powered B/W TV. the weather man on the 11PM news made the statement, I would hate to be out in this storm, then we felt the wind coming down the Mississippi.
At times the little camper wings moved up a few inches under the beds and we all would hear Colette say, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus”. I still smile thinking of it, but she was scared. Sonny was holding her tight. Finally we gave up and sent the girls to the car. Sonny and I shut the little trailer up and tied it down as best we could, then hooked it to the car. This was done in a down pour and winds of 30-50 mph. We were drenched and jumped in the car. The girls had a couple towels for us to dry our hair and face with. WE were all laughing now, what a start, it had to get better.
We stopped in Muscogee OK to dry out and clean up. Of course we were singing Merle’s song.
We made our way west stopping along the way. Here we are at the Petrified forest, in NE Arizona.
We enjoyed many adventures, but the ladies could not wait to see that side walk in California with stars feet and hand prints.
The Girls had their picture with Debbie’s prints. While Sonny and I opted for the more famous, TRIGGER and Roy Rogers of course.
More on our first cross country trip later.
Thanks for coming this way.
There were some places in mind, but it was mostly a trip to go where we felt the urge. The fun kind of thing.
This may be the former car with some sheet metal added. It looks like bike wheels.