The film was loosely based on a book with the same title by Clinton Twiss. It was published in 1951 and has been out of print since then, I believe. A few weeks ago, I finally obtained a copy through interlibrary loan. In the late 40’s Twiss and his wife of many years quit the rat race and, although completely inexperienced, bought a 29 foot trailer and set off to see the
. There may be earlier accounts of full-timing adventurers but I’m sure none so completely charming. USA in their Chevrolet
The story was modified a good bit after it reached
Sadly, the author died soon after the book was published and never saw the film. His widow – Merle – continued to live in the trailer until her death.
If you are a fan of the movie (and can find a copy), give it a read!