Sunday, October 23, 2005
Grandma's on the Go
A single mom and her passel of kids hit the road with guts and gusto.
No one would begrudge this overloaded mother the right to stay put.
Yet, Carol Weishampel had an ironclad resolve to see the world--and take her motley brood with her.
A gutsy, determined Carol V. Weishampel combines her love for travel with parenting a passel of children as she progresses from primitive, tent camping to a series of motor homes--while providing a loving nest for her young charges.
Follow their adventures through 26 states, Canada, and Mexico as she and her kids dig for dinosaur bones, ride out storms, and explore God's creation. Under the tutelage of the resourceful Weishampel, even the inconveniences of flat tires and other roadside challenges become character builders for her fortunate young ones.
Grandma's on the Go is crammed with ideas, trip-planning tips, and other helps for the novice camper, experienced RVer, or armchair traveler.
You'll also be surprised by the ending. As the children begin leaving home and start having children of their own, Carol--now a grandmother--finds new meaning and purpose in what she learned on her earlier travels.
Be on the lookout for Grandma's third book, the sequel to Grandma's on the Go, Grandma's Ultimate Road Trip, Houston to Alaska, to be released July 1.
During her second adventure Weishampel journals her trip traveling with her grandson, Chris, through the Southwest, on the Inside passage ferry, and through Canada and the Yukon in her RV to volunteer for two months at a camp in Alaska.