Photos and sign information were taken at the Guy B. Woodward Museum, Ramona, CA, “MEDICINE WAGON” 1926 Chevrolet Truck. Mr. Pitt came from Minnesota to Ramona in it in the 1930s. Camper section was on a horse drawn wagon from which, in the 1880s, Mr. Pitt sold patent medicines at the county fairs in Minnesota. Removing the camper he fitted it to the truck and had one of the first Motor Homes.”
While Memorial Day should be used to first thank present, past, and deceased military and others who have worked to keep our world safer, it is usually also used as one of the first weekends to “get away.” Of course, that is for all those poor souls who are not yet retired. For the already “full-timers,” you should just be very grateful!
As I walked around the museum, I saw this treasure and it made me very happy that we live in this time frame of history. Our RVs are equipped with TVs, microwave, furnace, comfortable beds, flip-the-switch lights, a bathroom with hot-running water plus flush “toilette,” and instantaneous fire or for cooking meals. We have handy-dandy three-way refrigerator to keep food and drinks cold. We have the means for instant messaging to anywhere in the world. Rigs have diesel or gasoline-powered engines with great vroom power.
Now the scariest part of RVing is pulling into a fuel station! The Oregon Trail’s, “The Great Migration,” began in 1843 with 120 wagons. I wonder how many RVs will take off for Memorial Day Weekend and think about that! That was only 169 years ago! God Bless until next week.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”