One Day at a Time 2017: A Husband and Wife’s 87-Day Road Trip Through 22 States in the US on Two Har
Title: One Day at a Time 2017: A husband and wife’s 87-day road trip through 22 states in the US on two Harley Softails
Author: Hollie Bell-Schinzing
Genre: Travel, Travel Writing, Memoir
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to just pick up and ride your motorcycle around this big beautiful country? Hollie lives in Rochester, New York with her husband Bonz. They have been together for over 30 years. With Bonz newly retired and the kids leaving to go off on their own adventures they needed something to reconnect. Join them on their journey through 22 states, many national parks and a couple of biker rallies. Hollie requested three months off work (with no pay), and her employer was gracious enough to allow this. So that was it, June, July and August of 2017 off they went to discover not only the USA but also themselves. No real plans and no reservations, flying by the seat of their pants, join them in seeing what it is like to ride a Harley on the open road for 87 days, one day at a time.
Road trips have been a part of America since people walked out of the caves and started roaming around. Hollie and her husband, Bonz are bikers and decided that after the kids left the nest to make their way in the world, they should plan a trip. Two empty-nesters, reconnecting and traveling through twenty-two states and the open road… what a fun way to spend eighty-seven days. They’d meet interesting people, stay in places unknown and eat the local cuisine. They’d learn a lot about what it means to be an American but also learn much about each other.
I loved this travel memoir. Hollie writes about each day: where they went, what they ate, where they stayed and people they met. They encountered ups and downs on the road but didn’t let it get in the way of their adventure. Each day is told as journal entries, so it was like the reader was a passenger along for the ride. The photographs were an added pleasure. Hollie reminded me of my aunt and uncle (about the same age) who are also bikers.
I highly recommend this book for its simple message of letting go and just taking it One Day at a Time.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Hollie has always had a love for Harley Davidson motorcycles and has wanted to blend this passion with her interest in travel. After both of her children moved out of the family home Hollie had the opportunity to fulfill one of her dreams, to travel across the United States on her Harley, with her husband, Bonz. Hollie resides in Rochester, New York and when she cannot ride her Harley in the winter she spends her time reading and planning new adventures. She is often heard saying it is not about the destination but all about the journey.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N