Sometimes during an RV excursion, you sense a theme in your discoveries. And sometimes it’s a pretty unusual theme. For us, over the last couple of days – days 15 and 16 on our Summer of Love 2.0 expedition—it was land. Three controversial and fascinating plots of land.
The first was Centralia, Pennsylvania. I had been here once before, during a cross-country RV jaunt to research the third of my trilogy of small-town America travel memoirs. But I just had to show Amy this eminently unusual place. In my books, I like to explore the tiniest dots on the map, the hamlets that are dwindling in population, heading toward extinction. I think of them as flickering candles, and I want to capture a literary snapshot before the flame is extinguished.