During the 1960s and '70s, the Golden Age of the family road trip, parents loaded kids in the station wagon, rolled down the windows and set off across America. They would be gone for weeks at a time camping, exploring national parks and getting righteously sunburned. Sometimes they spent an entire summer lakeside.
This was not just a luxury for the affluent. My mom has stories of a childhood road trip that involved half a dozen kids and two goats.