Although it hasn't arrived yet, the new FMCA North American Road Atlas & Travel Guide is flying off the shelves.
When the preorder option was announced yesterday, our Web site received so many concurrent "hits" that some users experienced slower page-load times.
I remember a road atlas that my father and I shared during a trip to the Smokey Montains in the 1970s, when I was 10. I would spread the atlas across my lap in the front seat of Dad's Mercury Marquis, tracing the route with my eyes and fingers while Dad talked about the towns, exit signs and mile markers along the way.
It was a good trip.
And I still have that atlas, in a cabinet in my garage. Can't seem to part with it, for the sentimentality it stirs.
The FMCA atlas, 7th edition, is available for preorder from the FMCA Store.