Goodbye, RV: Hello, Real Travel

Garrison Keillor applauds the death of his least favorite vehicle
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2008 7:59 PM CDT
But they are mighty nice inside.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – With gas prices up and on the rise, your Winnebago may soon be stuck in park—but the fall of car culture's ugliest offender will force us to reconnect with better pastimes, writes Garrison Keillor in the Chicago Tribune. “Banjo sales will pick up,” Keillor writes. “The screened porch will come back in style. And the art of storytelling will burgeon along with it.”

“When gas passes $5 and heads for $8 and $10, we will learn to sit in dim light with our loved ones and talk about hunting and fishing adventures," writes Keillor. "The vanishing of the RV only makes your story more interesting. One thing lost, something else gained. Life is like that."