Many of you have written asking for a list of the 11 books I mentioned in the last post, that the four of us knocked off on our road trip. Here it is. I will leave it to you to figure out who read what!
A Man Called Ove: A Novel, by Fredrik Backman
A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow: Book 3 Part 1 of a Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin
In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China, by Michael Meyer
Myself a Mandarin (Oxford in Asia Paperbacks), by Austin Coates
Of Earth and Sea: Laughter and Tears, by Roy Dwyer
OLD HARBOURS: A Fisherman’s Legacy, by Roy Dwyer
Old Harbors: The Turn of the Tide, by Roy Dwyer
The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist: Or the Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments, by Andy Bannister
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: A Novel, by Wayne Johnston
The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
Orphan Train, by Kristina Baker Kline
We returned safe and sound from our annual epic road trip on Monday. Here is how the trip unfolded, by the numbers….
Miles driven: 5390.7. We thought about driving around for 10 more miles, but that would have been cheating.
States/provinces traversed: 8. In case you’re wondering which ones: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland.
Beds slept in: 13. Hotel beds, blow-up mattresses, sofa beds, and ferry bunk beds. You name it, I slept on it!
Ferry crossings: 4. We were on a huge ferry between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland (16 hours), and a smaller one between Newfoundland mainland and Fogo Island (45 minutes).
Hikes on Fogo Island: 5
Stuffed animal trip mascots that my mom bought: 3. 2 puffins she named “Chip” and “Dip,” and Sable, a Newfoundland dog.
Books read (by all of us): 11.
Stops at Tim Hortons for coffee and donuts: no comment.
Fish and chips meals consumed: no comment.
Fleece jackets purchased: no comment.
Photos taken: thousands.
Fun memories: countless! (I broke my selfie ban to take this one.)
Sunrise and Ferries
A Pittman Drinking Song
Halfway to Ireland
A Night Crossing