A Man and a Woman on Vacation in ...
threatening ascents of Mt Everest, harrowing crossings of the Serengeti,
treacherous encounters with anacondas in the Amazon represent peak adventure and
experience for many travelers. We,
on the other hand, have found ourselves aghast, amazed and astounded at another
level while traveling into remote realms of the same areas.
We take on the events as a team -- a man and a woman -- a couple no less,
married and approaching our "senior years".
We find ourselves comfortable at the foot of Everest looking up, talking
to others who are planning to climb or who have just climbed down. We share our coffee with them.
In our books "A Man and a Woman on Vacation" series we
have taken the two-day trek, not the two month one, we have negotiated the edge
of the forest instead of the heart of it. We
have been pursued by hoards of school children, not prides of man-eating
Sumatran tigers. And we have
tale of adventure is designed for the armchair traveler of any age who thinks of
traveling but knows s/he is not the future cover photo for Outside or Rock &
Ice. It is for the couple
traveling, who gets lost taking directions in their own language from the
convenience store sales clerk on how to get to the Interstate highway only
blocks from where they are, and then quarrels over what has been heard as two
completely different sets of directions. Our
tale is for the crowd over 50 that still wants to try adventure or at least
think about it. It is also for the
children of those same adventurers who wonder what their parents do when they
are not earning money for children's college or baby-sitting grandchildren.
It is for those who love their spouse and are still astounded at how that
person can have been a part of our life for so long and still see things so
Written in different text types, the journals have been interspersed with each other as was done in GRACE AND GRIT by Ken Wilbur and Treya Williams. As MEN ARE FROM MARS / WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS reflects popularly on the difference in observation, thought and expression between men and women, our journals present and reflect on and these differences practically, without describing them directly.
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Kim and Peter