Tuesday, September 3, 2013

How To Use a Runaway Truck Ramp

"This is an adventure: setting out to do something that doesn't make sense, something for which you are not completely equipped, something that takes you into a place fraught with danger or uncertainty."

Authors Shawn and Maile Smucker certainly know about adventures now, as evidenced in How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp. Feeling like they hit rock bottom they made the decision most of us would make. Pack up for four months and travel around the United States.

Wait, what?

That's right. With some writing jobs to keep them busy, they hit the road and showed their four young children places many have never seen on a bus-turned-RV named Willie. The chapters are each about the length of a blog post. Humorous, real and, at times, very introspective and encouraging.

It's like keeping up with friends who are on the greatest journey of their lives. On their journey away from home, or rather in their home on the road, they can see clearly to many things in their lives that needed introspection.

We can save ourselves the trip and still do the thinking. On the other hand, it is just as likely that we might be inspired to take a similar journey.

You can find a copy of the book here.

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