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In The Middle Of Somewhere: Laptop Dispatches From The Heartland

In The Middle Of Somewhere: Laptop Dispatches From The Heartland

by Patrick Egan


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They started as simple trails and used by the Native Americans as trading and migration routes. The paths were the lifelines of a people who traveled long distances on their feet. Later, rough roads followed along these traces. Horses, wagons and supplies helped carry the settlers westward toward the open lands of the mid-west and onto California. Today, with the abundance of cars, the interstates, highways and byways are still the tracks over which millions of travellers continue to roam.
Every farm road, mountain pass, and motel-lined state roadway, like the classic American highway, Route 66, has an abundance of countless legends and storied journeys.
This volume is a modern road saga. The author and his wife buy a small RV trailer and set out to cross the country to visit their grandson. Along the way, blogs substitute for postcards and letters to friends.
As the journey unfolds, the couple finds new friends and old family. They see the nation was it should be seen, from behind a steering wheel, with one eye on the road and the other on the lookout for the next gas station.

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ISBN-13: 9781496014924
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/26/2014
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Patrick Egan is the author of three books; a novel, Standing Stone, a memoir, An American in Dorset and a collection of short stories, In All The Wrong Places. He has also written numerous articles on history, education and science that have been published both regionally and nationally. His works have appeared in Adirondack Life, Adirondac, The Science Teacher, Science Digest, Pennsylvania Naturalist and other periodicals.
He is a native of Owego, New York and has lived in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Louisiana and New York City. Patrick has traveled widely in the U.S., Canada, China, Russia and Europe. He was an exchange teacher to England for a year in the 1980s.
A retired science teacher, Patrick lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State with his wife, Mariam. His leisure interests include hiking, kayaking, photography, astronomy, watercolor painting, gravestone rubbing and keeping his passport up to date.

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