Tuesday, June 16, 2009

tourist camp!

Here's one of my "road" postcards. It's from 1924 and features a stretch of the "Coast Highway" near Santa Barbara, California.



Looks like Edna got a sweet deal at a Tourist Camp:


Sept. 22
Dear Folks:
We stayed at a Tourist Camp at Santa Barbara last night -- had a cottage with a good bed -- electric lights, gas, hot & cold shower & toilet -- all for 1.50 -- much cheaper and more convenient than a hotel. Ralph did a big washing for Jr. We are all fine. Wished you were along with us. Write later. Love, Edna


Wow, $1.50 for a cottage with all the basics! In the words of Tina Fey on 30 Rock, "I want to go to there."

6 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Electric lights!

Oh, those were the days.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

Edna... i bet she even made homemade brownies for the road trip!

Jennifer said...

Edna and Ralph sound like savvy travelers!

Jan said...

I love this!

mompriest said...

wow....

dust bunny said...

Ahhhh...the good life.