Home On Wheels
This well worn travel trailer parked in waist deep grass appears to be settling in for a long stay at its final destination point. It left me wondering about the memories shared by a young family making their maiden voyage in their sleek “home on wheels”. Did they make trips to the coast to enjoy the winter storms, the salt air and the crashing waves from the comfort of their wood paneled walls and turquoise Formica counter tops? Or were Crater Lake and the Oregon Caves among the local natural wonders checked off their bucket list of “must see” attractions, each captured in faded black and white photos stored randomly in a shoe box restng near the Mason jar half full of dusty grey volcanic ash gathered on another of their family adventures. With children now full grown and moved on, was this once shiny abode carefully backed into the far corner of the deep narrow lot one last time by the owner who had invested in a dream and now reaped the happy memories of cramped quarters and the cheerful echoes of laughter, forever etched into his heart and mind.