Imagine sitting around the campfire with a good friend one evening during the summer sharing tales of trips through mountains and VW Van wagon trips ending up on the side of the road. Reading We Stood Upon Stars by Roger Thompson is like doing just that. The imagery he creates in the book/travel guide makes it so you almost feel like you were there with Roger on his travels; catching the big fish while fly fishing, sampling the coffee at all the local coffee shops, and sitting on the side of the road with him after unpacking his van while waiting for the tow truck to come along so the van can be fixed and you can get on with your travels.
While this book is very interesting in its tales of good vacations past, it also gives you a very detailed map of where he went for each chapter he writes about. The maps will provide you with road names, as well as where to stop for good food, drinks, and scenery. If you ever breakdown on a mountain road in Montana, you will find the name of a tow company he utilized a few times and really enjoyed. Going on a fly fishing trip and want a good fishing guide?; there are some names of local fishing guides that he recommends to use. This book would be a great book to use to plan a vacation out west from California to Montana.
This book is a good read, but it is written more to the men who purchase the book. He talks a lot about finding yourself as a man and some heritage and legacies men want to leave with their children. The female readers who enjoy the outdoors will enjoy the traveling and outdoorsy aspect of the book; however, it is a book that will speak very much so to a man’s heart. It is almost like men having a man to man conversation around the campfire, but one that the females in the group still enjoy listening to. This book would be okay for young readers to read, although, I don’t feel that it would hold their attention for very long. It is more for the mature readers who want a good book on traveling.
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WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.