Camping was cheap and loads of fun

We camped. It was cheap and fun.

Oil Embargo 1973-74 we had saved enough money to take a trip to Colorado. Lamar had been stationed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and always wanted to show me the place that inspired him to go to college. He was an airman assigned to the motor pool and drove those big old coach buses that he shuttled the cadets to concerts and the ski areas. He saw how a fellow with a degree had the upper hand and he wanted some of that.

Honorably discharged, wooed me, married me and convinced me to keep working until the GI Bill could be used to get us to a bette...