My memoir is the story of a fifty-three day, sixteen state trip in a four-hundred-square-foot box on wheels. During that trip, things didn’t always go as planned. We ran into traffic, construction, and mechanical difficulties. Sometimes unforeseen circumstances caused us to fall short of our intended destination for the day, so we found a nice place to stop, and we kicked back for a while.
My blog tour began the same way. Our bus broke down, so to speak, and we didn’t make it to Stop #1. So have a nice dinner, kick back in the spa, and enjoy relaxing before we hit the road again. I’m not sure what the plans are for tomorrow, but I know that Thursday we will visit Mrs N at Princess of the Light for a review and a nice chat during which she will ask me some very interesting questions. I also have it on good authority that there will be homemade cookies!
To see the tentative itinerary for the rest of the tour, CLICK HERE.
About the book: Sometimes reality really bites. Alzheimer’s has wrapped Mom’s brain into knots, vascular dementia has attacked Dad, and, instead of carefree retirees, we have become caregivers. Regardless, dreams die hard, and we somehow stumbled into the purchase of a forty-foot motor home. That’s when all four of us set out on this seven-week trek across sixteen U.S. states. Now, Dad stopped-up the toilet again, Mom wet her last pair of clean jeans, and David just announced that he was hungry. My head is beginning to pound, and I know this isn’t going to be the easygoing retirement we’d imagined for ourselves.
Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now. Co-dependency, mental breakdowns, and finding love after divorce are just a few of the issues weaved into this journey of caregiving. Whether you’re looking for an inspirational story to help teach you how to “let go and let God,” considering becoming the caregiver for one of your own parents, or are just looking for an entertaining travel book, this story is sure to strike a tender nerve.