Searching for Shade

by Nancy L. Stimson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 26/08/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781669840121
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781669840138
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781669840114

About the Book

This book celebrates the journey in July of 2021 of two experienced motorcycle pals on trikes who crazily decide to ride to Alaska via Canada. They obsessively plan the trip for a year—ten thousand miles in thirty-one days. They joyfully began the ritual of meticulous mapping detail, precise gathering of equipment, and making choice reservations. There is one very dark shadow in all of their meticulousness, the COVID-19 is beginning and growing through 2020. The border between Canada and the United States remained closed and did not open month after month after month. In the eleventh hour, the journey changes, and they make hasty plans to travel nineteen states into the heat of an inferno, forest fires, and homelessness of the southwest of America instead. The trip to the cool confines of Alaska becomes an eight-thousand-mile “search for shade” in the sun-scorched climate crisis of the Southwest.

About the Author

Thirty-two years of law enforcement career and fifteen years as a professional investigator, the author’s extensive training gave her a quality in description and accuracy matched by her joy of writing during English classes at the University of Virginia as part of the FBI National Academy training. In comparison to the discipline in her work, she luxuriates in the peace and freedom of the sun, sand, wind, water and trees during her motorcycle journeys. After the fear and near panic of battling breast cancer in 2011, the wind therapy of motorcycle riding became a passion. In 2012, she began her pursuit of happiness, purchasing her white Can-Am Spyder RT Limited at sixty years old. For eight years, she celebrated her passion by riding in twenty states and over fifty-six thousand miles. In 2020, her devotion to riding became a dedication to experience all forty-nine US states and ten provinces in Canada on her motorcycle. Her trip to Alaska is the highlight of her endeavor, covering ten thousand miles in thirty-one days.