Book Five – The Great Adventure (Part Three)

Book Five is the third book of the trilogy about The Great Adventure entitled In Search of the Meaning of Life (An Autobiography): Book Five – The Great Adventure (Part Three).  Here’s the book description:

“Bruce and I traveled 1,931 miles on the first leg of our bicycle adventure from the Flint, MI, area to Tallahassee, FL.  The second leg of our journey covered 2,594 miles and took us from Tallahassee to Key West, FL, and back, before following the Gulf Coast to Houston and down to Rockport, TX, where we were given jobs through the kindness and generosity of others.  The question before us was what would the third leg of our adventure be like?  Part Three of The Great Adventure would essentially be the second half of our journey, both literally and figuratively.

In many ways, the Western portion of our journey would be a completely different experience for us than the first two legs of our trip had been.  The fundamental question before us though, was how would we survive the endeavor?  We’d find out the answer soon enough, as we set out to traverse the vast distances across the West and hopefully make it to Seattle to prepare for what would be the rest of our lives…

I realized that I was compiling a record of what was a unique opportunity to live an adventurous life and take the path less-traveled by, and wanted to make sure I at least kept a record of everything I accomplished for the sake of my own memories.  It wasn’t until I began writing my autobiography in the early days of 1994, that I was able to connect the dots to clearly see the path in life my adventures had led me down.

It was at that point when I understood that telling my story was something that might be able to help others find their way in life, too, because it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees when you’re in the middle of it.  Once you realize that others have struggled along their paths in life as well, you realize it’s all part of the journey, because it’s impossible to have complete clarity when immersed in life’s adventures – but keep moving forward one step at a time – for movement creates opportunity and opportunity opens doors, and just a foot in the door can lead to the rest of your life!  Cheers!  Mark”

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