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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Remember Whensday - Cadillac Camping


I borrowed Mom’s Cadillac to go camping with my boyfriend and another couple in September 1974. We had to use the repelling gear from the tree limb to lift the loaded canoe then drove under it and lowered it onto the roof. Plus tie the trunk shut.

We rented the second floor of the Bessemer House for a week. This building was originally an iron ore assay office and the walk in safe was still there.

We also went camping on Michigan’s Upper Pennisula at Pigeon Lake.

The Cadillac took those back country gravel roads pretty smooth and came home with only a few minor scratches. Mom was not happy.

Sally from The (Mis) Adventures of Karl and Sally has started a new meme where the past is remembered through sharing old family photographs and this is #8. I love the idea and hope you will too. So join the fun by clicking here.

11 comments:

Karen said...

That's a lot of camping gear. I would love to have a canoe, and some place to go paddle it. Not much water around here.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I would love a canoe too. :) Another lovely mempry and can understand mom's complaint about a few scratches. :)

Elisabeth's bright side said...

'74, long time ago. Great car, inventive way of loading the canoe. I'm certain it was good days to remember. A fun post to read, thank you!

mountain.mama said...

I took my dad's Cadillac camping in the 70's as well--without permission. Good thing he never found out about it!

Nicole said...

That looks like a cool trip. Great that you have pics of it :D
Still snickering about the *few minor scratches*
:D

Arija said...

Gaelyn what lovely memories... except for the scratches.

Jo said...

Yay! Gaelyn, I've finally joined your followers list. There was quite a widespread problem with this feature last week and my blog/computer was one which couldn't see other bloggers' lists and of course, join. I LOVE your post today. What roads that poor car had to travel. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Jo

Jenn Jilks said...

What poignant shots!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Neat memories of the past, reminds me of the Kid Rock country song about "All Summer Long".

Janie said...

That was quite a job for a cadillac. But a fun trip, I'm sure!

Louise said...

This makes me smile. In 1974 I was 9. My dad had a giant Chrysler Imperial--about the size of the Cadillac, and he treated it like a 4-wheel drive. (I've never had the desire to "go 4-wheeling" in my whole life!)

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