"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
- St. Augustine
|My father and my sister, Oriana.....surely that's my mother's shadow pictured here taking the picture. It's sometime in the early 50's. Who knows where they were headed (I'm not born yet) and nothing written on back of photo, again........obviously they're on a rather large boat! I'm sure it was an exciting trip to where ever!|
Once again we find pleasure in Sepia Saturday with Alan's mysterious group of doctors, expert pool sharps perhaps, or ? .....and each of them just sitting around a leisure game of pool.
However, in honor of my short (6 day) vacation
that I'll be leaving for on Thursday .........I've put together an old fashioned assortment of vacationers and some miscellaneous brochures, to get in the mood of places yet to see .....So hop aboard the Pennsylvania Railroad and let this vacation begin!
But in case you want to follow Alan's Sepia theme, or just toss in your own theme of the week just go here
Whether you travel by boat, plane, train, hot air balloon, or automobile....who cares...just do it!
|Imagine taking your family on the rails with a round trip family ticket from say Elwood, Indiana to Chicago, Ill....(coach) and it costing only $18.13 after tax. Yes! the family for under nineteen dollars....wish I knew the year. We could all really travel at these prices today!|
Next we have the Brewer family that saved enough money over the winter to travel to Yakima, Washington and below is the brochure for their stay at the Hotel Commercial known for their exceptional moderate rates of $1.50 and up with special suite rates. They also had special weekly and monthly rates too.
Don't forget to click on the photo to read all the fine details!
Mount Rainer A Two-Hour Drive from the Commercial ....also bring your own, rod and clubs so you can fish, hunt or just play golf.
|Hotel Commercial - Yakima, Washington, their Koffee Shop boasts a statewide reputation being Famous for Good Food..Their Cuisine on a par with famous Yakima Valley apples, peaches and pears.|
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Then for a quick camping trip somewhere in the bluffs near the St. Croix River is Chandler and Theodore who took an entire week off from their duties just to go camping.
Chandler is on the left and Theodore is next to him. Actually on the other side of this postcard it's stamped from Edinburgh on July 14, 1909....and was mailed to Miss A. Reattce living in Elmira, Illinois. Welcome:
TWO MEN and a Tent!!!
|Anyone else think these young men need to liven up just a bit?!!!|
But, have you ever seen more handsome campers?
Five Men in an Auto...............and.....never forget the famous words of Jack Kerouac, "Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter the road is life."
|Hurry up Stanley and drive this thing before our vacation time is up!|
...they are a happy bunch on their way to Spokane, Washington......and perhaps they will stop by....Pike's Peak.
and the photo looks like this from a brochure
the other side reads...click on photo to read all about it!
.....and last but not least, Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, and is that their driver waiting by the family car, by which they will travel all loaded and ready to begin their vacation.
|Mr. and Mrs. Henderson ready to visit Mr. and Mrs. Smith for their shared boat ride to...where ever their hearts take them......|