The Road To Sedona
Robert Louis DeMayo
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(from back of book)
We resist change, even when it's exactly what we need. Most of us prefer to wallow in our losses before letting our hearts drift into the future. And even when that change is thrust upon us, we suffer through it, only reluctantly traveling that new road. This is the story of a young family who set out to discover a new home in America. Jobless in the wake of 9/11, they cross North America six times in their quest, peripatetically wandering the country from Maine to Alaska to Baja and the southwest.
Along the way they discover that home is something you take with you, and even if your adventure turns into a complete coddiwomple - money running out and plans crumbling before your eyes - it really is about the journey and not the destination.
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- Paperback: 326 pages
- Publisher: Wayward Publishing (September 4, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0991118359
- ISBN-13: 978-0991118359
Robert Louis DeMayo took up writing at the age of twenty when he left his job as a biomedical engineer to explore the world. Over the coming years he traveled to every corner of the globe, experiencing approximately one hundred countries. He is a member of The Explorers Club and The Archaeological Institute of America. During his travels he worked extensively for the travel section of The Telegraph, out of Hudson, NH.
For three years he worked as marketing director for Eos, a company that served as a travel office for six non-profit organizations and offered dives to the Titanic and the Bismarck, Antarctic voyages, African safaris and archaeological tours throughout the world. Following this, Robert worked for three years as a tour guide in Alaska during the summers and as a jeep guide in Sedona, Arizona, during the winter.
Can you even imagine that in two years crossing North America six times, over twenty thousand miles and finally setting roots.
This story is about two young children and their parents were left with very little money and not much hope for a job. This was after 9/11. They go on the search for a new home and a new life. They travel North America six times from one corner to the other corner of the map.
Most of us don't like change. It makes us unsure, afraid even when we know it's for the best.
Sometimes change isn't our choice but life's choice. We go along because we have no choice. The reader makes you take note that home isn't where you live or where you're going to live, but home is having the ones you love with you. That's what makes a home. This couple and their children made plans and the plans fell apart. There wasn't ever enough money and times were hard at best. But they traveled on, searching for what was best for them and their family. It was a journey but it wasn't about the journey but where they would end up. Often times we think we need the big expensive house and all the trimmings to make us happy. We don't stop to think, what if that was all taken away in a heartbeat. What would you do, no house, no job, nowhere to go? You'd strike out searching for that place that would truly be home, no matter where, no matter what kind of living quarters it was, so long as you were together. The book contains some great pictures such as Erawan Falls in Thailand, On the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, Healy, Alaska, The Chase House in Alaska, The DeMayo family in 2003, and more. The author takes you, the reader along as a traveler in this quest for a place to settle. You get to see all the different places the family traveled to in the vivid descriptions the author provides. What a ride, what a journey, what a FIND!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 5 STARS.
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