Across the pond, the Borough Press is encouraging people to communicate about books every day in the month of June. Back in April, I took a road trip from San Francisco, CA to Bend, OR, purchased two books related to the theme of the Pacific Northwest.
Before and during my vacation I read Lonely Planet’s The Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips: 33 Amazing Road Trips. Lots of great suggestions, maps, nuggets of information, and enticing photos to whet your appetite as a visitor. Upon return home I finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed, the story of her hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. At times I was so engrossed with her book that whenever I took a break it was as though someone turned a toggle switch; I was no longer on the trail. As a woman traveler I was drawn to and identified with her ideals, struggles, and triumphs on a path for meaning, understanding, and acceptance — one blistered step at a time. When I drove down to San Diego, CA in May I reflected upon the fact that Strayed hiked 1,100 miles, the equivalent of my two road trips combined.
Thanks to the Salmon River Canyon Daily for sharing this blog on their site.
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