Having just gotten back from a vacation it seems a bit weird to be talking about taking another one. But Richard Paul Evans series The Walk makes me want to walk around the U.S. and see the sights and meet the people that Alan met.
Alan lost his wife and company and faced bankruptcy all with in a few short weeks of each other. He walks away from it all, literally. He decides to hike from his home in Seattle to Key West and hopefully find himself along the way.
In Walking on Water Alan is reaching the end of his journey. He has learned things along the way that you can't learn while driving through the different areas of the country. Alan faces one last crisis that might upend his travels and force him to stop, but a new friend and the return of an old friend should be the help he needs.
I have loved the "behind the scenes" of America that Richard has brought us through out this series. It is a wonderful look at what makes America great. It isn't just our huge cities and beautiful landscape, it is those that live and work across America that make it the glorious country we know and love.
No time for a vacation this year? Grab the Walk series and enjoy America in a way most of us will never experience.