Hi everyone –
I’m sharing another snippet from FRESH BEGINNINGS,
a story this is mainly set in the USA and follows our itinerary
when we travelled through five States in a motorhome a few years ago.
This week’s Hook …
Once he arrived at the rental place, he went through the procedure of checking the motorhome, filling out papers, getting acquainted with the steering wheel on the left side instead of the right, and adding the first stop to the GPS.
Following the GPS wasn’t all that hard, and Jared made it out of Los Angeles alive and in one piece. Somewhere close to San Bernardino, he stopped to stock up on food and then made his way up through the San Bernardino National Forest towards Vegas. It was going to be a long drive on the first day, but he was sure he’d make it. He tilted his head, working a kink out of his neck and occasionally rubbed the tiredness out of his eyes with the palm of his hand, but the excitement of driving through America for four weeks in the little motorhome kept him wide awake in anticipation.
The library staff had provided him with piles of books and website addresses to find out where to go and what to see. Vegas hadn’t been on many of those lists but had always been mentioned as You’re there, you might as well go and have a look. And that was what he was going to do. He drove along, humming along to the American country music blaring from the radio. There wasn’t much to see in this vast part of California. The land was barren and dusty, with mountains clearly visible in the distance. The colour play of the blue sky, brown land, and patches of green, all highlighted by the sun. Although unchanging, the scenery kept him interested. Yet, Jared was pleased when he finally made it to Vegas later that afternoon, and after driving around a little to get an idea of the city, he found an RV Park, and checked in. About to exit through the office door, he turned and asked the man who had served him, “Mate, what on earth is PedXing?”
Jared Fraser from Hobart, Australia, embarks on a journey in a motorhome down the legendary American Route 66. Yet, his travels take a couple of unexpected turns from his initial plans. One of which is meeting Ivy, a beautiful hitchhiker. As they spend time together, she captivates Jared and stirs long-dormant emotions within him.
Having recently made the difficult decision to leave her boyfriend, Ivy Bennett is determined start over and find her own happiness. When she unexpectedly crosses paths with Jared, their meeting sets off a chain of events that will test them both in unforeseen ways.
While on this journey, can they both find the strength to let go of their pasts and embrace the possibility of a fresh beginning.