Footloose in America
Dixie to New EnglandBook - 2015
"A vagabond poet, a businesswoman, and a mule all walk into a bar. Great beginning for a joke, right? But this is actually one of the many true adventures that middle-aged newlyweds Bud and Patricia Kenny experience on their two-and-a-half-year trek across America. Leaving Arkansas with their trusty mule, Della, the three companions start walking east. Their final destination? The coast of Maine. But first they must endure dangerous weather, find miscellaneous jobs along the way, and engage with a fascinating array of people - all while navigating the day -to-day necessities of traveling on foot. Della pulls a pack cart that generates electricity and opens as a stage. In the spirit of the old traveling medicine shows, they stop and entertain folks along the way. But instead of pushing pills and potions, Bud performs and peddles his poetry. Footloose in America is the story of their journey. Catch an extraordinary glimpse of America and discover just how possible your craziest dream might be." -- p.  of cover.