Off to the races (Drive Day 223: Feb 7th, 2004)

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Growing up in Oregon, I’ve seen rodeos. And this trip started with watching my brother-in-law Michael ride in the Prescott Arizona Independence Day rodeo. Junin’s Festival de Puestero is a tad more competitive, it seems. Like hold on to your reins and ride as though lives depend on it competitive. My mouth gapes until I choke on swallowed dust and learn to watch like a local – with cool appraisal and nonchalance.

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 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. Like travel anthologies? I’m in a brand new one called Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America which you can get here.

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