Playing tourist in our own country (Drive Day 6 minus 44 years)

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Hitting pause for a few days with family in Prescott feels we’re cheating, or at least procrastinating. But mom and dad took a decompression/sightseeing detour on their way to the border too. Six days after leaving Oregon we peeled off I-5 in a camper that looked like Frankenstein’s creation and played tourist in San Francisco.

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San Francisco, CA: photo by Gary Geboy

Mom’s little pink journal catalogs the details that surprised her most in 1973:

  • parking downtown 91c per ½ hour
  • rode Bart, everything computerized – from ticket purchase to ride to rest room
  • China Town – good coconut cookies

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom my teresabrucebooks.com website landing page or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

 

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