AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal: 8154 – An Epic Road Trip in 2020 #atozchallenge

Every year for the past 5 years I have participated in the AtoZ Bloggers Challenge and April 2020 is no different.  But, unlike other years, I will be taking a different twist than I have in the past.  From late January to mid-February 2020, I took an epic road trip with my daughter and three of my grandchildren.  We went through 20 different states as we drive up to Washington State, down the Pacific Coast to California and then east through Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, then back to Kentucky.

This trip, which I now call “8154” because of the total mileage of the road trip, offered many unique adventures, since most of it was taken on the back roads of America.  I am currently writing my fourth book, which is all about this trip.  I hope to have it out sometime in April.  (My goal was end of March but the Coronavirus pandemic threw a few wrenches in my gears.)

Zzyzx Road in California
Alliance Theater in Alliance, Nebraska
One of many aliens to be found in Baker, California

Over the course of April I will feature fun stops from A to Z including places like Alliance, Nebraska (home of Carhenge) and Aliens (as seen in Baker, California) to the famed Zzyzx in California and the not so famous Zuzax in New Mexico.

It will be a fun ride for all!

(21)

Book 4 Cover Art Reveal – New Book is Titled “8154”

GREAT NEWS! Book 4 is now officially underway! Thanks to my friend Antsy McClain, the new cover for Book 4 has been setup and here it is. Titled “8154” after the number of miles we traveled for 23 days from late January to mid-February 2020, this book will detail my EPIC Roadtrip with my daughter Marissa and her three children. You’ll finally get to take a trip as seen from our eyes. Marissa will help write the book with me. We hope to have it ready for sale by the end of March 2020. We hope you’ll watch for it.

Some of the sights we visited were kindly suggested by our friends at Roadside America.  Visit them and get their app!!

Roadside America iPhone app

 

(4)

Radio Interview on WRFL Trivial Thursdays with Mick Jeffries – November 7, 2019

This morning I had the privilege of being interviewed on local radio at WRFL-FM in Lexington during the Trivial Thursdays with Mick Jeffries to talk about my new book Less Beaten Paths of America: Beyond Description – More of the Strange and Unique.  As always, Mick does a good job of asking good questions.  I was able to include a few plugs for places like CarhengeUranus Fudge FactoryParadise Point, Bowlin’s The Thing, Wall Drug, Standin’ on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona, and Apple Valley Hillbilly Gardens, among others.

Mick Jeffries and me in the Studio

Following are a few shots from the studio and the complete audio of the interview (used with permission of WRFL).

LISTEN:

Scenes from the studio:

You can purchase my book at fine establishments like Paradise Point Marketplace in Scottsville, KY;  Carhenge in Alliance, MO; Bowlin’s The Thing in Dragoon, AZ and Uranus Fudge Factory in Uranus, MO.  My new book is also available online at Amazon.com at https://bit.ly/sumoflam3

Now with three books available on Amazon!

(14)