A Story of Fathers, Sons, and Road Trips
About the Book
Walt Seymour took a road trip with a friend from Madison, Wisconsin, across the United States and Canada, and then down into Mexico and back home in 1926.
He was only sixteen years old, and he kept a diary and photographs of his travels that his son would ultimately discover—and in a bid to reconnect with and pay tribute to his father, the son set out on his own journey, stopping at the same places his father did decades before.
The result is two different diaries whose entries show the changes that happen over time, the delight we experience in visiting new places, and the special bonds that fathers have with their sons.
Charlie—the son—makes his trip at age sixty-five in an old motor home he calls “Beast.” The details of their respective journeys reveal the essential characters of the two men as well as their enduring love for each other.
Join a father and son on an engaging and personal journey they took together—albeit eighty years apart—in this inspiring story that shows what it means to live life to the fullest.
About the Author
Charlie Seymour has lived in many places around the world and has worked as a teacher, computer programmer, corporate executive, auto mechanic, entrepreneur, and farmer. He retired in 2005 and has devoted himself to writing, travel, spiritual growth, tinkering with cars and motorcycles, and staying alive.