My goal this trip, to meet and interview truckers. As I climbed out of my rig, a bulky, black man with a round face, kind smile, and a soft voice for such a big man admired the “Short Story” lettering on my Smart Car.
In Newberry Spring, I gassed up across from the Bagdad Café. The rising heat and my waning energy made me choose to ignore the lure of the historic café. After checking my phone, I pushed on.
into Blake Ranch RV Resort. Parked and with the air-conditioning blasting, I stretched out on the couch and waited for the interior to cool down.
“The book is a narrative, both of physical travel and of emotional and spiritual evolvement,” says Howard. “It leads the reader through the hills and valleys and provides insights to fear and bravery.”
Howard aims to weave an emotionally-charged narrative with humorous anecdotes and a unique perspective on life, engaging and inspiring the reader. She looks to take the readers on a ride into her new stage of life, through the joys of travel, over unexpected bumps in the road with glimpses of the world through her eyes and even the eyes of her cat to a final destination that is hope.