Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66

by Karen West
and Susan Ford-West

photography by Karen West

published by RJW Publishing

produced by Sweetgrass Books

  • In 2014, a group of bold women decided to make history and embark on an unforgettable adventure down America's most famous road-a journey of exploration and sisterhood where they could fulfill every woman's fantasy of leaving-it-all-behind. Their rules were simple: no men, no pets, no kids, and be nice. Their motto: "We have more fun than anyone!"

    Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66, by Karen West and Susan Ford-West, chronicles the epic 2,448 mile adventure that may have set a world record. Share the wild ride of over 300 adventurous "Sisters" from the national outdoor women's group, Sisters on the Fly, as they tow their vintage trailers and tell their stories while crossing America's Mother Road from Chicago to Santa Monica. Along the way, experience Route 66's iconic tourist sites, rodeos, dances, karaoke, shopping, museums, flea markets, catered dinners, national parks, parades, dirt roads, and wrong turns.

    Through over 500 color photographs and the Sisters' stories of courage and empowerment, grief and moving on, sisterhood and camaraderie, this photo journal of their spirited journey across America's legendary Route 66 will hearten readers young and old to embark upon their own bucket-list adventures.

144 pages, 10, 3 b/w photos, 536 color photos, 1 map(s), index

ISBN 10: 1591521645
ISBN 13: 9781591521648


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Karen West align= Karen West, Ed.D., is a retired community college administrator and professor of philosophy. She began her career as a nature photographer in 2002. Her specialties are intimate landscapes and macro botanicals. For the past five years she has been on the road full time in her 1960 Shasta trailer photographing the national parks. She has traveled over 120,000 miles and photographed all but one park (Dry Tortugas) in the contiguous United States. She previously published three books on grant writing.
Susan Ford-West is a retired K-12 teacher and administrator. For the past two and one-half years she has practiced the simplicity of sharing 60 square feet with Karen and their toy poodle Butch and the expansiveness of observing the world with new eyes through Karen's lens. As if that is not enough for a lifetime of gratitude, she now has the gift of a community of 6,000+ Sisters with whom to travel, play, learn, and grow-a dream come true!

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