From the Author
There's something about hitting the open road - especially the back roads of America - that is enticing and appealing to me. In the spring of 2016, my wife and I got the idea to leave our 9-5 jobs behind and take the road trip of a lifetime.
When we announced our intentions on our Facebook page, we were overwhelmed with messages from people that said they had always planned to take a trip just like this... but they waited too long. Every person's reason for not being able to go were different - failing health, failing eyesight, just getting too old to travel that far - but each message I read inspired me to do it now, before it gets too late.
We set off with an atlas, a handful of state road maps, and a dream of seeing our great nation. We did just that, traveling over 13,000 miles around America. We saw National Parks and Monuments, tourist traps (yes, we saw the World's Largest Ball of Twine) and best of all, met the people who live in the small towns of the USA.
If you're looking for a traditional travel book, this really isn't it. This is a diary of our trip, pictures included, all told from my own skewed perspective. For us, this was the trip of a lifetime. We'd love to have you come along on our epic road trip.
About the Author
Have you ever noticed how almost every author on Amazon is both a "bestselling" and "award winning" author? Well, so is Shawn Inmon. He once dominated the Lithuanian Clog Dancing Romance category for two heady days back in 2013. He also was named third runner up in Mrs. Marsh's third grade spelling bee in 1968. Somewhere, he still has the certificate to prove it. Although he has never matched either of these two career highlights, he keeps plugging away.Shawn hails from Mossyrock, Washington--the setting for his first two books, Feels Like the First Time, and Both Sides Now. He is a full time author who lives in picturesque Seaview, Washington on the Pacific Ocean. Shawn learned everything he knows by having 400 different jobs, give or take a few. He worked as a Managing Broker of a real estate office, DJed at radio stations in Montana, Wyoming, Washington and California, sold stuff that you definitely wanted, cooked your hamburgers, fished for crabs, bought for department stores, and traveled the country with the Unlimited Hydroplanes. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Dawn. No one is sure why she puts up with him, as she once suffered a serious eye sprain when she rolled her eyes once too often at one of his "jokes." Shawn and Dawn have five daughters, a passel of grandchildren, and are the best pal of two chocolate labs named Hershey and Sadie, and serve a cruel taskmaster cat named Georgie Girl. To keep current with his writing, please "Like" his Facebook page: Facebook.com/ShawnInmonwriter.