Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Welcome to National Vacation Month!

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed 

No vacation for me:(

I'm home finishing up a new Gertie story and prepping the first book in the series for audio distribution. Both launching in September:)

But I'm pretty creative, so I think I'll take an imaginary road trip this month. I’m in Wisconsin, so I’ll zip down to Chicago and hop on Route 66, aka the Mother Road. It will lead me into a world of simpler times when mom and pop diners and motels dot the landscape.

I'll take it slow and easy, travel through Illinois and Mississippi, then on through the plains states of Kansas and Oklahoma, right into Texas where years ago I ate at The Big Texan (which I hear has moved off Route 66, so I'll have to take a detour).

Next the southwest – Albuquerque and Santa Fe, through The Petrified Forest (another destination I’ve seen and well worth the time), arriving next in Arizona, through Flagstaff and into California for the grand finale.

I'll drive and dine, hike and dine, motel it and dine, and dine some more.

Anything is possible in my fantasy, where money grows on trees and time stretches as far as my imagination will allow it.

Come with me. Or do you have your own fantasy destination?