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About Susan Straley
In 2008 Susan and George semi-retired from running and working in George's Machine Design and Manufacturing business in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They moved all their belongings into storage accept what they needed for a long bicycle trip on their recumbent tricycles (reclining seats on three wheels). They pedaled around Wisconsin. The journey took 40 days and was the start of Susan's writing career as she uploaded pictures and stories to an on-line journal.
The Straleys retired to Inverness, Florida, among towering oak forests draped with Spanish moss. The small town is located along the 46 mile Withlacoochee bicycle trail.
Susan and George have since gone on several other tricycle trips, the longest was from Northern Illinois to their home in Central Florida.
She published her first two books in the Trippin' Series in 2019, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George and The Journey Continues - Alzheimer's Trippin' with George.
Susan still enjoys riding recumbent tricycle on the Withlacoochee Trail with friends.
Join in the fun as Susan's journey does not end here. www.SusanStraley.com/p/join Enter your email to receive a chapter from The Journey Continues FREE and to be notified when Susan launches a book or starts another travel journal. You can join in the fun on Facebook at Susan Straley Writes.
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Life can be full of crap.
But if you sort through it...
stinky bit by stinky bit...
if you seek out and get help with the mess...
maybe, you can find glorious tidbits of joy.
At least that's what Susan discovered.
A woman's memoir, the second in the Trippin' series. The Journey Continues is an fun and entertaining true story. Written as letters to friends, George and Susan's journey through dementia is a great testament to the power of fun, community and love.
"Susan Straley writes with such honesty and compassion in regards to the joys and hardships caring for a loved one. Susan’s honesty in regard to anger and frustration with the role, while still loving the person, left this reader with a feeling of being understood." Connie Tice
"From start to finish, "The Journey Continues, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George " is an endearing and captivating journal of love and fortitude." Paul McWilliams
"I've been waiting for this sequel to become available in kindle format. I was not disappointed. Thank you, Susan!" Dale Krimmer
"So what did I learn from this book? That while every day life is challenging, in the midst of sadness the author found joy. I learned that friends are vital- they can help with errands, bring meals, visit, and most important of all, show love. I found out that it’s possible to continue to travel and live a companionable life. Thanks to the author for sharing her life and her love for her husband with readers." Jenna Henry Booklover
"If you know someone with dementia, this is a great resource and inspiration. If you do not, it is still a compelling story and worth reading!" Pat from Indiana
The first in the Trippin' series, this woman's memoir/travel journal takes you along on an amazing road trip.
Forty years of marriage full of memories...
...but soon she would be the only one to hold them.
Susan and George's marriage has had its ups and downs, but now an overwhelming and unbeatable problem looms...
A year before George is officially diagnosed, his mental state is deteriorating and their marriage becomes strained. Then, with diagnosis in hand and no hope of a cure, Susan decides upon a remedy to make her last moments precious...
A Road Trip!
Written as it happened in a daily journal to friends and family, and illustrated by insightful and sometimes quirky photos, Susan's story is an irresistibly charming looking at the joys of travel balanced with the challenges brought on by her husband's dementia symptoms.
You'll fall in love with this women's travel memoir as you journey along with Susan and George from Florida to Wisconsin, Washington to Colorado, from smiles to heartache and back again.
The first in the Trippin' series, start trippin' with Susan!
A portion of all funds from the sale of this book are donated to organizations that provide support to dementia caregivers.
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What people are saying...
“A terrific read!... I laughed and I cried and gained strength from Susan’s journey. A must read.” Connie J Tice
“Good book. I was surprised that it drew me in & I couldn't put it down.” Dale Krimmer
“So glad I put this on my kindle, so different from my usual book fare but so entertaining and charming that I will certainly buy her next book.” Carolynadawn
“Not a how-to book, but a celebration of love!” Al Louis
“You will never forget this book.” William M. Pitzer
“A great book! I loved the way the author tells the story of her journey with George with empathy and humor, with an easy to read style that makes the pages fly by. What a wonderful approach to Alzheimer's Disease!” RPhDan