Monday, March 22, 2010
The Ride of our Lives
The most recent road trip style book I read is The Ride of our Lives. The author, Today Show correspondent Mike Leonard, took a month long trip in two different motor homes with his 80 somthing parents and 20 something children. If you can stand the constant swearing in the book (its amazing how people air thier dirty laundry), this was a humorous and touching story of a real American family. I loved how his parents never mentioned anything about the natural beauty around them but had to point out every Cosco, Burger King and misc. national chain they saw on the road.
This is definetly not a story of full timers and also not a story to sit down and read with your kids. The book does start with a great cautionary tale on making sure you have enough room to make wide turns in places like gas stations!