Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary

In 1976, my paternal grandparents, my grandmother's brother, and his wife took a road trip around the eastern portion of the United States. Luckily, their adventures were recorded and I have a copy of this little mini-diary of their trek.

The "Fearsome Foursome" as they were called, inlcuded the players Jack, Doris, Lynn and Imogene. All were in their 60's at the time of this folly--young enough to raise a little hell and old enough to not care. Their coach for this trip was a Chrysler Cordoba, nicknamed Cordy.

Lynn was the author of the road trip diary. I am grateful that he made the effort to do so because I was only 4 years old at the time. I don't remember much about 1976, but I do remember that Cordoba, complete with soft Corinthian leather.

The trip took place in September and October. I will post an entry each day, just as Cordy motored along 32 years ago.

However, I got this document today, but the trip started on September 7. Below are the entries for the past two days:

Diary and summary on the Great Trip to the North Eastern Part of the United States (and to a slight exposure of History) by the Fearsome Foursome, Doris, Imogene, Jack and Lynn.

September 7, 1976 (Tuesday)
The Senior Pilot (Jack) and the temporary navigator, Doris, left Riverside, California, for the beginning of a 9000 mile trip in their trusty Cordoba, hereinafter referred to as "Cordy." Cordy received a good indication of what was to come by making about 700 miles to Las Cruces, New Mexico, the first day. Doris was happy to be on the way and Jack said she led a continuous stream of conversation the entire day. Happy Hour and a fine dinner were enjoyed by each.

September 8, 1976 (Wednesday)
Cordy performed well and Doris continued to chatter as the first leg of the trip continued into the Great State.

[The Great State to which Lynn was referring is Texas. Jack and Doris left California and spent these two days making their way to Texas to pick up Lynn and Imogene.]

1 comment:

  1. What a Treasure! I am new to the GeneaBloggers and found your latest posting about the adventures with Cordy and just had to back up and start from the beginning. Can't wait to read more.