Very shortly after my father-in-law (Roderick Brown) and mother-in-law (Marylee Wheeler) were married in 1967, they traveled out west. As I’m told, this trip wasn’t as much a honeymoon as it was an exodus to avoid Marylee’s father, Bill. So the story goes, the marriage between Rod and Marylee was not immediately embraced by Bill. Rod had worked for him in the Old Trooper Candy Store and Bill felt that Rod was too old for Marylee … plus he had been married before.
In either case, the newlyweds keep a small scrapbook of their journey, which Rod passed along to me some years back. I’ve digitized the items in this book and the compiled video is attached below.
It’s my hope that one day my wife and I will able to replicate this trip.