Authors: Diana Fruh and Dylan Fruh
John and Vicky May traveled the United States from coast to coast in the 1930's and 1940's. James, John's father, and collector of insects, often joined them on these journeys. Twin daughters, Lynda and Louise spent their youth with the family traveling. Glen May, John's youngest brother accompanied them on several trips as well. There were no campgrounds back then so the Mays either lived in the "Blue Box" or rented a room. A tent awning was set up on the side of the Blue Box protecting them from sun and weather with additional tents set up along side. Cooking was done on hot plates and water had to be heated for cleaning. It was a rough way to earn a living for this growing family.