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1 hour of road trip video distraction: Mobile Mansions.
« on: May 22, 2020, 11:31:22 pm »
Dear WeatherCatters with an itch for road trips,

In the United States, the Memorial Day weekend is about to start.  Traditionally, it is the unofficial start of summer and the first opportunity for summer road trips.  Alas this year, many of us are still stuck in "shelter in place" mode.  If you find yourself still stuck at home and wish to daydream about heading out on the open road, this video might scratch that itch.  It is called "Mobile Mansions" and is the history of the travel trailers in the United States:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_vLR5DCYa8

The film is a bit gabby and amateurish with good reason, it was made not by a cinematographer but by the author Douglas Keister.  He is one of the pillars of the vintage travel trailer movement and has written a number of books on the subject.  Dovetailing on Keister's book experience, the documentary includes views of many early trailer going all the back to the 1930s - all beautifully restored!

So if you need an hour of escape from your "shelter in place" internment, this might do the trick.  Although, if possible, it is best viewed from the comfort of your television and easy chair.

Cheers, Edouard   [cheers1]