Travels with my Family by Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel (7)

Here is another family vacation story that is as hilarious as the previous one that I reviewed just a few minutes ago.

I read these books by the Avon River in Stratford, Ontario.  If people don’t know about it, I will post a pic here.

This is the Tom Patterson Island where I love to sit and read.  I brought my own chair and a picnic basket full of goodies where I was gone for about 4 hours. Just Bliss….

Anyways…now about the book!

This is a book about a boy who takes a family vacation.  They are supposed to be fun!  However, some parents want to turn every family outing into a risk proposition, by accident, of course.

So, instead of dream vacations to Disney World and motels with swimming pools and water slides, these parents in this story are always looking for that out-of-the-way destination where other tourists don’t go.

Even if it means driving for hours to get to the middle of nowhere, countless back-seat games of Twenty Questions that end badly, and reading the How to Change a Tire chapter out of the owner’s manual.

Then there were the adventures in the destinations themselves–eating grasshoppers in Mexico, forgetting the tide schedule while collecting sand dollars off the coast of Georgia, and mistaking alligators for logs in the middle of Okefenokee Swamp.

Parent and kids who read this story may also recognize themselves in this hilarious family travelogue, and may even be inspired to pull out the road map to search for an off-the-beaten-track destination of their own.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth



About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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