Two Lane Gems Vol. 1: Turkeys are Jerks and Other Observations From an American Road Trip

Two Lane Gems Vol. 1: Turkeys are Jerks and Other Observations From an American Road Trip

by Theresa L. Goodrich


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684197880
Publisher: 220 Communications Publishing
Publication date: 10/27/2017
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Theresa L. Goodrich tells people where to go for a living. After graduating with a BA in Journalism she went straight to self-publishing, founding The Local Tourist in 2002. Fourteen years and an Emmy later, she launched Drive By Towns, a companion website focusing on "two lane gems." She's slightly obsessed with road trips, camping, and her husband. When she's not writing or on the road, she's cooking and planning her next adventure.

Table of Contents

prologue 8 Chapter 1

And, They’re Off! 9

Chapter 2

History and Hospitality 12

Chapter 3

Eureka! Springs, That Is 19

Chapter 4

Big Cats and Bigger Heart 29

Chapter 5

Perseverance and Silver Linings 35

Chapter 6

Remembering to Breathe 38

Chapter 7

Half a Billion Years in the Making 41

Chapter 8

Random, Schmandom 50

Chapter 9

Texas is Huge. Canyons are Deep. Turkeys are Jerks. 53

Chapter 10

Surviving I-40 with Buried Cars, a Blue Hole, and a Big Hunk 60

Chapter 11

Camping Should be a Pre-Marriage Requirement &

Other Road Trip Observations 68

Chapter 12

Meeting the Greatest Generation 71

Chapter 13

An Anti-Tourist Trap Tour of a Tourist Destination 74

Chapter 14

The Beauty and Danger of Bed & Breakfast 81

Chapter 15

Where the Past is Always Present 85

Chapter 16

Real Life Happened Here 92

Chapter 17

The Singing Road and Stuff Carved Into Rocks 97

Chapter 18

How to Survive an Epic Road Trip and Not Kill Your Partner 105

Chapter 19

Ghost Towns and an Enchanting Excursion 108

Chapter 20

Schnecks and Switchbacks 116

Chapter 21

Sunny and Dry My... 122

Chapter 22

All in the Family 127

Chapter 23

How to Grow a Date 134

Chapter 24

A High School Full of Criminals 140

Chapter 25

The Center of the World 145

Chapter 26

Salvation Below Sea Level 152

Chapter 27

Romancing the Road Trip 160

Chapter 28

The Kindness of Rangers 165

Chapter 29

Hopalong, Gunga Din 171

Chapter 30

Never Forget. Never Again. 177

Chapter 31

The Mule Capital of the World 180

Chapter 32

The Town That’s so In-Clined 186

Chapter 33

So. Many. People 193

Chapter 34

Look Jim, I’m a Goat! 198

Chapter 35

Hoodoo You Think You Are? 206

Chapter 36

If I Was Any Better I’d Have to Be Twins 214

Chapter 37

In the Groove 222

Chapter 38

From Silent Sands to Dusty Grasslands 229

Chapter 39

Getting Bent 236

Chapter 40

Whoa There, Wichita 243

Chapter 41

Vittles and Fiddles 251

Chapter 42

The Final Stretch 257

Chapter 43

The Journey Begins 264

Acknowledgments 265

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