My wife Jeri took this photo as I was filling up my Landcruiser somewhere along the 395 heading to the Mammoth Lakes. She and kids were inside. It was 1979. I bought the Landcruiser in March. Gas had reached one dollar the day I bought it. It seemed unbelievable that gas could get that high. little did we know.
This was the first vacation I took since I began working at Douglas Aircraft. We were all excited. I fished all the Mammoth Lakes and the June Lake Loop on that trip. I broke my favorite Garcia-Mitchell pole on that trip too. Still, it was a great trip and we made the most of it.