Win A Travel Book #2Share
I have to admit the response to the first round of my win one of Brian’s travel books was underwhelming with only 6 entries. Still all it takes is one entry to get two winners – me and the lucky commenter. I selected the first winner today as I haven’t had access to internet, phone, showers (again) for the last couple of days while I was in Chaco Culture National Historical Park. It turns out there really were two winners as the my parents next door neighbor won so I save on shipping 🙂
Since they haven’t selected a book from the list yet I’ll share with you what I’ve been reading on my trip so far River-Horse by William Least Heat Moon who also wrote Blue Highways. While Blue Highways is a bit more appropriate to what I’m doing, traveling America by backroads, I’ve already read it.
This time the author is traveling from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific across America. He and a partner have a small flatbottom boat and are trying to do it in one year. Right now they are in Missouri and have a small window to reach the Continental Divide which depends on snow melt. They do use a truck and trailer a couple of times, each less than 50 miles.
Even more than reading that book though I’ve been listening to The Count of Monte Cristo. As you can imagine I have quite a bit of drive time to fill and listen to something about 75% of the time. I’ve also been listening on cold nights (read New Mexico) when I don’t feel like taking my hands out of my sleeping bag. I about halfway through its 51 hours! Very good so far. Only problem is keeping the names straight as characters reappear while making sure to concentrate on the road.
Enough of that. The rules are the same this time as last.
There are two ways to enter
- Leave a comment on this post.
- ‘Like’ my Facebook Fan Page and leave a comment on the link for this post or on the wall.
That’s all you have to do. If you do both of these then you will be entered twice. I will be paying for shipping out of my own pocket which means they’ll be going by media mail, slow and cheap. I am not limiting this to the US either. Winners can come from around the globe.
The comments can be about whatever you like. I’ll try a theme one more week as well before I embrace the mayhem of Coach Clauss’ stories. This week’s theme is “Where is your favorite vacation destination in the US?”
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