Why would a seemingly rational woman spend three months taking a lap around America with a Vizsla puppy in a 16 foot travel trailer? It's the "Martian" with dog and RV.
This memoir documents the adventure of a lifetime in the shadow of the 2016 presidential election. Sometimes poignant, often hilarious, Heather is on the road with her dog and retro Shasta trailer. She starts out in Houston on Labor Day weekend, turns left in Maine and then left again in Seattle winding up back in Texas in time for Thanksgiving.
Along the road, she encounters the heart of America where Trump/Pence signs seem to be as common as the falling leaves. Not a Hillary ad in sight.
How she comes to understand a bit more about the American psyche as well as her own, makes for a great read. You're bound to be thinking "I bet I could do this too" except maybe the big, high energy puppy part. What could go wrong…?
In this witty and prescient travel memoir full of hindsight, Heather Phelps takes us on a trip through Trump's America in the months leading up to the 2016 election. A former federal employee recently returned from many years overseas, Heather was determined to better understand her own people. She quit her job, bought a trailer, and set off with the family dog into the unknown wilds of America. What results is a sparkling tale of a cross country adventure that shows what life is still like for many people in America today.