Get in the holiday "spirits" at this unique book launch party hosted at Off Premise, a premiere bottle shop in Lincoln Park.
Meet the author, have your book signed, and hear about this unforgettable American road trip through 12 states and 6,832.9 miles. You'll also get to try tastings of beer, wine, and spirits from several destinations featured in the book! All guests will save 10% off any purchases from Off Premise, so you can get those last minute holiday gifts.
Two Lane Gems, Vol. 2 is a love letter to the Great American Road Trip. Theresa L. Goodrich and her ever-so-patient husband, Jim, embarked on a cross-country adventure through the northwest. Departing from the Chicago-area, the couple headed for the Oregon coast with a loosey-goosey itinerary and a bucket of trail mix.
Their journey began in front of a dumpster, but they quickly made their way to a UNESCO City of Literature. Over the next 35 days they camped in National Parks, State Parks, and RV Parks. They stayed in hotels, motels, a cabin on a lake, and a 1913 Gambrel cottage-style mansion. They followed scenic byways, highways, two-lane roads, the Outlaw Trail, the Oregon Trail, and the Lewis & Clark Trail, hitting the highlights – and the low-lights – of America’s westward expansion. With a thirst for knowledge and frosty treats, they searched for, and found, what makes this country beautiful and unique.
waved at mermaids in Montana
slept with bison – and survived
met a man named Lizard
stepped on the center of the universe
almost stepped on the center of the U.S.A.
escaped a rattlesnake – twice
chased an eagle
did not degrade the surface
did not kill each other
In this epic, eyes-wide-open love letter to America, little is planned, much is ventured, and everything is gained.
There are three formats of Two Lane Gems, Vol. 2:
Full color, 6x9, Paperback, $24.99
Full color, 8.5x11, Paperback, $39.99
Full color, 8.5x11, Hardcover, $74.99*
Attendance is free, but registration is requested. VIP Tickets include a signed copy of the book. While the hardcover edition will not be available, both paperback editions will! Signed copies at launch party are only guaranteed for preorders (limited quantity available*).
*In the event that orders exceed the quantity available, books purchased with a VIP ticket will be shipped free-of-charge.Either way, hope you'll come by and enjoy the party!
For your reading enjoyment, by the founder of The Local Tourist:
"If John Steinbeck earned a Nobel Prize in Literature shortly after publishing Travels with Charley, then Theresa should start planning a trip to Oslo, Norway, because Two Lane Gems is every bit the book Travels with Charley was. And then some." ~Amazon review