Prologue: Inner Freedom on the Road
More than outer travels, this series takes you on an inner journey, as our inner kids, Joanie and Little Ralph, grow up. And they teach our adults, Joyanna and Ralph (Van), how to have fun, as they travel across the country: coast-to-coast and border-to-border. Along the way, they learn lessons, in the form of experiential aides, from their Tour Guide (God) on their inner spiritual journey that correlates with their outer travels, as they visit family and friends, and even freedomers (inmates seeking inner freedom), with whom Joyanna has corresponded, some for over twenty-years, during her ministry-by-mail with prisoners.
Now, in their 35 ft. Holiday Rambler (named Freedom), she and her husband, Van (recently retired), take to the road, learning how to live within their meager Social Security Retirement income, and still have fun: free parking at Flying J Truck Stops, Wal-mart parking lots, casinos and driveways make it possible, and the Golden Age Card for National Campgrounds cuts costs. But they also allow time and money to park in special places, like Kah-nee-ta Hot Springs in Oregon ($35.00 a night), and Riverside RV Park in Laughlin, Nv. ($385.00 month); and to attend special events, such as Debbie Reynolds, or Roger Whitaker concerts, and Elvis’s Graceland.
BOOK 1 HOME ON THE ROAD: THE BEGINNING
March — May 1997 to Sept-Oct 1997: Colorado, Oregon, California, Washington, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado (See enclosed Table of Contents)
BOOK 2 HOME ON THE ROAD: MOVING ON
October ‘97 — March ‘98: Col, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, California, Nevada
BOOK 3 HOME ON THE ROAD: WINTERING IN NEVADA (WIN) CHANGING PATTERNS
February –March 1998 Wintering in Laughlin, Nv. — Riverside RV Park, Gold River Casino
BOOK 4 HOME ON THE ROAD: SEEING PLACES NEVER BEEN BEFORE: REACHING OUT IN LOVE
April — September 1998: Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indianna, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado
BOOK 5 HOME ON THE ROAD: UPS AND DOWNS: LIVING A NEW REALITY
September ‘98 — April ‘99: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado