When I was seven, San Jose was a big city delight because of all the activities it offered a camper-bound child. I still remember the zoo and all its caged, exotic Central American animals. This time around, the city’s charms are more practical. Like a chance to go to a real grocery store. With a wish list. And find the things on it that make us feel not quite so far from home.
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 of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Planning a road trip? Buy the audiobook here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.