For all that have not watched the movie of the same name, it’s that time of the year when it gets run over and over on satellite and cable. I no longer pay for either, so I am reading the book. Written 1951, it is still a great introduction to the joys and tribulations of the RV life and is even better than the movie. (and the book is free on line)
Thanks Kenneth - I just rented the movie on Amazon Prime for $3.00 and really enjoyed it. It was suggested as a must-do activity
Maybe I'll do the book next. I loved her rock collection - that would be me!
The Egg-centric Argonauts are sailing soon...
We have two copies of the movie, and I have watched it several times over a few decades now. If you "love Lucy", it a must to see although I wouldn't advise watching it the night before you climb the mountains with your trailer!
The movie starts out with a Mercury towing the trailer. This was actual filming back in the day.
When they get in the mountains (Sierra Madres) and there’s a wider view of the Tow vehicle you’ll see they switched over to a nearly identical Lincoln which was available with a larger engine. They needed the horsepower to pull the hill. You can read up on it,
And while you’re at it read up on the Desert races where they ran those big Lincolns and won!