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monkey44

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Posted: 06/09/21 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We never needed that kind of coordination in early pre-cell phone days. With cell phones come the crowds, or maybe the ability to plan with web information and the emerging of more technology helps.

Once the RV stampede across all of USA as the RV matured into a condo on wheels, then it almost necessitates the complexity of organizing your trips. If we had no smart phones, we probably could not organize well enough, and therefore, less crowds and less need for smart phones. Chicken before the egg, or which is it??


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We both use tech a lot, but I half the time do not know where my phone is. I think it do it intentionally...I am not married to a phone. I know this winter when DH was in the hospital, I could send updates so easily so I do appreciate it. I hope families with children still to fun things together, play board games, ride bikes, camp, and shut down the tech each day for those times. The importance of family time for children can never be overstated.

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Veebyes wrote:

I don't know how people enjoyed the RVing lifestyle before cellphones. How did you do the research required for multi month trips involving thousands of miles with all of the complications of weather delays & mechanical issues thrown into the mix?

Today is easy. The basic route is plotted out. CGs are found on the fly, usually making a same day reservation a few hours from the dtination.


We relied on AAA. One trip we were gone for a month but did the same no matter how long our trip was. We planned it all out, utilized the library and then went to AAA. We gave them our itinerary and they gave us our "trip tix" that mapped out every road we would be on. We had travel books and camp books from AAA and made reservations from those. We thought it was simple

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Reader1 wrote:

I hope families with children still to fun things together, play board games, ride bikes, camp, and shut down the tech each day for those times. The importance of family time for children can never be overstated.


Many parents, including us, do exactly that. I can't say we do it EVERY day, but 2-3 days a week.


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I remember owning pagers and a Motorola MicroTAC cellphone.

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

I recently found some post cards I had sent to parents 65 years ago. I was 15 and took off hitch hiking around the country. You could do that in the 1950s. Parents didn't have a phone so once in a while I sent a post card. Here I sit with an I-12 and wonder if anyone sends post cards anymore


I had 2 postcards (now lost) from around 1906. Both were made of soft leather and stamped (never saw a postcard made of anything but paper), and there was still barely legible writing on them. I vaguely remember they were sent from the east coast (possibly Brooklyn). I wish I still had them today as interesting curios.


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darkmind25 wrote:

I remember owning pagers and a Motorola MicroTAC cellphone.


I had a StarTAC that I hated. Job required I carry it and have it on at all times, but absolutely prohibited from using it for anything personal. I setup my desk phone at work to forward to my wife’s phone and I’d call her from the West Coast early so the minutes didn’t count and no one was the wiser. My boss wanted me to call in to a 3 hour meeting once. I told him I was in a roaming area and he wanted me to call in anyway I can’t remember whether that call itself cost $1600 or that was the total bill, but he had some splainin’ to do.


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