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Roads From the Ashes by Megan Edwards
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GNab Megan Edwards brings to us, in her memoir Roads from the Ashes, an excellent picture of California life in the 1990's, the personal pain of losing all you possess in a single day, and the joys and angsts of following your heart down back country roads in a four wheel drive motorhome. Too I found the outlines of various cities that I too knew and loved back in the day, and spent some sad time picturing them as they are now. And I had forgotten the frustrations of early internet days. That I wouldn't want to have to re-live. 2019 is just around the corner and maybe Jerry and I are ready for it. Our backpacking days are over but maybe car camping isn't so plebeian after all....

The Phoenix One and the adventures of Mark, Megan and of course Marvin will keep you entertained for a couple of days and awake the slumbering traveler in your soul. Snail travel but without below ground storage lockers and cabinets and coat closets. Revcon is still making motorhomes but I didn't find anything like Megan's model. I'd always wanted to drive into the sunset with my bed on my back but not sure I'm ready to do without at least some of my stuff....

This is an excellent memoir, originally published twenty years ago but well worth the re-run. By the end you will find yourself appreciating the introduction of life as the Edwards lived it for the seven years they traveled.- I laughed and cried and sadly said goodbye to my dream of cross country motoring. I'm not tough enough.


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pub date Dec 1, 2018
Trilogy Publications
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Reading Progress

October 24, 2018 – Started Reading
October 24, 2018 – Shelved
November 24, 2018 – Shelved as: read-2018
November 24, 2018 – Shelved as: kindle-or-pdf
November 24, 2018 – Finished Reading
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: historical-us-ca-ak
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: memoir-and-self-help
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: travel
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: research
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: science-and-ecology
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: southern-modern

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