The Road Has Eyes: A Relationship, An RV and a Wild Ride
Were they crazy? Could Art and Fox leave the house and move into an RV full time? Art was a photographer/astronomer and wanted to escape city lights. Fox needed to explore her Native American roots. They started learning RVs. They were victorious but not before they courted utter disaster. The... show more
Were they crazy? Could Art and Fox leave the house and move into an RV full time? Art was a photographer/astronomer and wanted to escape city lights. Fox needed to explore her Native American roots. They started learning RVs. They were victorious but not before they courted utter disaster. The humor of this book seems to lie in the disasters. THE ROAD HAS EYES is a surprising and fun read.This memoir is about making the transition from living in a house to living in an RV. In 2004 Art and Fox resided in a cottage in the woods of Northern California. They had purchased a used recreational vehicle for travel to the Southwest. Fox had recently discovered that she was one half Chiricahua Apache. This confirmed a nagging suspicion that had haunted her for more than forty years. The couple could use the RV to explore their passions. Fox wanted to connect with her Native American heritage. Art wanted to go places where he could master his photography and enjoy his love of astronomy and pristine dark skies. They pointed themselves in their rickety RV towards Arches National Park and hit the road without experience or preparation. The book begins with the story of their meeting. Art was using the internet to get into foolish and comical situations. He met Fox through a mix-up, one of those fated coincidences that seems ordained by higher spirits. Soon they were living together and the idea of RV travel was deeply appealing. They quickly got into trouble. Every crisis led them to people whose kindness and generosity had no ulterior motive. When they finally reached Moab, Utah, the trip took on an eerie tone, as if they had traveled through both time and space. The Four Corners area is inherently weird and surreal. Strange things began to happen; strange powers began to emerge through Fox. Art writes about her childhood psychic abilities and the ways in which they were stimulated when the pair began their travels. In THE ROAD HAS EYES Art describes the process of acquiring a better, bigger motor home. The search for a new vehicle took them to Florida. The return drive was an epic of mad adventure. They were piloting a 38 foot motor coach. This was just following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. Driving along Interstate Ten was like descending through Dante's circles of Hell. All the campgrounds in three states were filled with refugees from the storm. A Canadian family wanted company and offered to treat the adventurers to a three day binge at Disneyland. Sure! Why not? First they had to reach California! Art's chapter "Disneyland As Hell" is a comic masterpiece of social observation. THE ROAD HAS EYES, A RELATIONSHIP, AN RV AND A WILD RIDE THROUGH INDIAN COUNTRY is an exciting and funny exploration of America as seen through the eyes of two odd characters who chose the road less traveled.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2014-09-20
Pages no: 226
Edition language: English
This book takes the reader on an adventure with the great outdoors as a backdrop and a burgeoning supporting cast of characters from across the country, seen through the eyes of the author and his partner, through filter of life experience and a stark spirituality that eschews the written page to dr...