Doug Rirosky #2

As my family was getting ready for the trip north Doug said that he wanted to add something to our old rambler that would make it easier for the five of us to travel. (This was back in the 1960s!)

“OK”, I said, “but I’ll be back in a few hours. We have to be on the road soon.” I had no idea what Doug was up to. I was considering something like this:

So, I left the car with Doug and went to UCSB to say goodbye to some of the profs and students.

Several hours later I returned to Doug’s home and he had constructed a wooden, aerodynamic box that fit on top of the car and held an amazing amount of stuff!

The man was amazing. I don’t know how he was able to so quickly construct such a box – which we used for several years. It held lots of gear: suitcases, clothes, dishes, camping gear, etc. leaving the car pretty empty for the five of us.

I’ve looked for a picture of the box but so far cannot find one. If I do I’ll post it.

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