Review Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion The official website is here.
The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle,
a Husband, and Bus with a Will of Its Own.
I enjoyed this book so much that I ran out and bought all the martini ingredients! Haven’t tried them all yet, but can I tell you how much I enjoy a book that is a book AND stays useful for ever after?! (Because they include RECIPES) I want to share and/or give this to my friends and say read it – here’s a copy.
(The author is gonna smile when I say) my friends will have to buy their own copy. or win one like I did…. (Thanks Lisa! at Books on the Brain blog) because I’m keeping this one.
I am trying to get my husband to read it next. (thus, it stays in the house – as close to the minibar as possible.) I want him to realize that I love him dearly and would be willing to have him drive me around in style if he ever feels that need, but only if I’m allowed to 1. NOT DRIVE IT and 2. I get to drink a few martinis now and then, and 3. He’ll take me to a nudie RV camp. What the hell? I’m game if he is. He’ll want to alter it some and buy a boat to sail around the world with and I’m game for that, too.
I have actually been to many of the places Doreen, her husband and pets Miles (the Poodle), Shula and Morty (the cats) were able to visit. I have scary memories of breaking trails on Maine’s Mt Desert Island and getting stuck thus having to slide down a 20 foot face of a rock that we would not have been able to climb back up if we truly did get stuck… Of course, I’ve been to Friendly’s restaurants on Cape Cod. I’ve gotten lost in Arkansas (she didn’t get lost – I’m sharing MY memories not hers), I failed to spot a moose in Alaska (hey – I was there a total of 3 days only), I’ve walked around Savannah GA, and I dream of Key West. The author gives interesting tidbits of tourism for each of their stops as well as restaurant recommendations – so wait! It’s now not only a book for a great read that happens to have recipes; it’s a third thing, too!! a Travel Guide! I do so want to go to Key West…
Easy to read, full of humor AND love AND good advice (for example, take time to cherish your friends and family), I recommend this book heartily. But buy your own – I won’t be inventoring this on bookmooch.
Oh! One more thing (another sign of me liking a book – can’t get me to shut up…) She includes a list of books that she and hub read while on their trek around the US. and I must say, I had read a LOT of the titles! Makes me feel smart. Ok, really… AND of the ones I have yet to read, some of the titles are on my tbr. Wait, truthfully? I can admit I had actually heard of most of the list… Whatever.