Friday, October 5, 2018

Kira recommends "Don't Make Me Pull Over!"

For some of us, road trips were an essential part of our childhood. For others, they were a fad that was quickly fading, with only two or three road trips in our lifetimes. For the youngest, they're legends of a by-gone era, lost to affordable airfare. In the book Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay, you're packed into the back of a 70's station wagon to explore what once was in the days of family road trips. From an introduction to the birth of American roads to the creation of the highways that still exist today, from the shift from mom-and-pop food stands and roadside attractions to the omnipresent McDonald's and Starbucks, and everything else a family road trip might entail, this book covers it all. If you miss the days of road trips, or even if you've never been on one and simply wanted to know what all the fuss is about, this is a good read, rich with American history.

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