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  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Food, Lodging & Transportation / Road Travel
  • Language:English
  • Pages:338
  • eBook ISBN:9781483584935
  • Paperback ISBN:9781483584928

Rough Roads and Incredible Vistas

Harley Gypsies

by Laurie Martin

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This a memoir, telling of my adventures traveling throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America on a Harley. My husband had been a workaholic who turned it all in to travel the world on his bike. He wrote of his first 5 years, 200,000 miles, 33 countries in his book, LIVE THE GOOD LIFE. Now it's my turn to give a woman's view of life on the road. At times, I thought I'd go crazy, not speaking the language, being out in the hot, cold, wind and rain, but the openness, acceptance and appreciation of other cultures and ways of life has been an education I value deeply.
Now that I'm 61, I look back on this adventure and am so glad I took time away from my career, my thoughts of what life should be, and allowed myself this freedom. There's no way I could have had these experiences now that I'm retired. I implore people to go experience travel when they are young and flexible.
About the author

Laurie Dillon Martin- I was born and raised in Worthington, Ohio. I graduated from high school and left home at 16. I worked as a nurse's aide and traveled and lived in New Mexico, Louisiana, and California. I earned my BS Degree in Oceanography and Teaching Credential from Humboldt State University. I taught in a private school in Petaluma, CA. I bought my first motorcycle when I was 30. I met my World Traveling Harley man when I was 31. We got married and instead of carrying me over the threshold, he put me on the Harley and we were off for a 5 year honeymoon to see the world. I have been so fortunate to be able to travel as we have. This book is just a glimpse into the beginning of our life together. We have been married now for 28 years. We live in St. Maries, Idaho and are blessed with a wonderful family and dear friends.

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