RE: Vacation food traditions
A number of years ago, lets just say 20 plus we were driving back from a camping trip in the Green River, Wyoming area. I was driving our 1960 Ford pick-up, with a home made over head camper, slept 4 comfortably, well sort of. Pretty primitive, if you had to go pee while we sere driving you used the 5 pound coffee can. Although it did have electric lights and an electric/propane frig, and a hand pumped water system for the. I also added an extra two gas tanks, could put 60 gallons in that puppy. I still have the truck, although the camper got trashed when we turned over driving in Rockies on a camping trip. Yes, I was driving and my wife and mother-in-law will never let me forget that little piece of trivia.
Anyway on the trip back from Wyoming we had stopped in Salt Lake City for the night. I figured we would make the run home the next day. However that did not occur and we ended up stopping for the night outside of Wells, Nevada.
Well, I went to the grub box to figure out what to fix for dinner. Supplies were tight. All that was left was a pound of bacon, some onions, some garlic, and some dried spices and a couple of cans of spicy beans and some Saltines. So I fried the bacon, then cooked the onions and garlic and spices in the bacon drippings, added the beans, put crackers on the side. And told the family supper was ready. I did have some cold beer left, some ice, some Jack, and some sodas and water. So we made do. Actually it was one of our great memory trips, i.e., the trip that Dad screwed up and we didn't have enough food to eat. Oh yea, I forgot, we had to have the left overs for breakfast. Needless to say that night was very aromatic. Howver when ever we go camping we have to have that on the last night of the trip. And when the kids used to camp out in the woods behind the house they would want that for dinner. Long answer to a short question.