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Dear Bob and Sue
Dear Bob and Sue is the story of Matt and Karen Smith's journey to all 59 U.S. National Parks. Written as a series of emails to their friends, Bob and Sue, they share humorous and quirky observations of their travels on the road. It is at times irreverent, unpredictable and sarcastic as they describe their experiences and adventures in each park.
The book is not a travel guide nor a recommendation for how to visit all the U.S. National Parks although readers have said they’ve found it to be a useful guide. Rather, it's Matt and Karen's story about how they did it. If you enjoy quirky humor set in the magnificent U.S. National Parks, this book is for you. Amazon reviews claim it’s “laugh out loud” funny and a light-hearted glimpse of their journey through the parks.
"One of the funniest books I’ve read. I felt like I was traveling with the authors. It meant even more to me because I have been to almost all of the parks myself and it brought back so many memories. The style of writing is enjoyable. Using the e-mail format makes you feel like the authors are writing to you. A very good read."
Debi S. (Amazon review)
Dear Bob and Sue: Season 2
In this second book of the series, follow Matt and Karen as they work their way around the western United States discovering some of our most beautiful public lands, hidden gems, and revisiting a few of their favorite national parks.
Some of the places they write about in Season 2 include Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Mojave National Preserve, Goblin Valley State Park, Canyonlands National Park, Monument Valley, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Buckskin Gulch, and Glacier, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks.
Dear Bob and Sue: Season 2 is the follow-up to Dear Bob and Sue, a charming and sometimes irreverent chronicle of a middle-aged couple visiting each of the country’s 59 national parks. Through a series of emails written to their friends, Bob and Sue, Matt and Karen bring the reader along on their adventures, sharing their experiences in a humorous and lighthearted read.
"If you love the national parks you will love reading this book. A married couple going on adventures what a blast. Has great humor and made me laugh out loud. Easy read highly recommend."
Janet B. (Amazon review)
Dear Bob and Sue: Season 3 is a funny and heartfelt travel memoir that brings to life the joy of the road trip and the humor that comes with experiencing new places and activities. This book is a follow-up to the bestselling book Dear Bob and Sue, a charming and sometimes irreverent chronicle of a middle-aged couple as they visit each of the country’s 59 national parks (now there are 62, but that's another story), testing their mettle and stretching their endurance.
In their third book of the series, follow Matt and Karen as they work their way around the western United States discovering some of our most beautiful public lands, hidden gems, and revisiting a few of their favorite national parks. Share their trials and tribulations as they hit the road in an RV for the first time in Arizona, hike the same trail the Klondike Gold Rush prospectors took in Alaska, and set off on the great American bison national park road trip.
Dear Bob and Sue: Season 3
"Matt and Karen have hit another one out of the park! Season 3 is perhaps my favorite of all their books. Maybe it’s because by this point they really DO feel like close friends who are telling me all about their fun trips."
Jane from TN (Amazon review)
Travel with Matt and Karen as they float down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In September 2016, they experienced the trip of a lifetime with 14 friends and a crew of 10 while traveling in wooden dories for five days through the canyon.
Dories, Ho! is a story of adventure and discovery, while at the same time a fun and easy read. Matt and Karen’s quirky writing style is both humorous and irreverent. While not intended to be a traditional guidebook, anyone who's wondered what it's like at the bottom of the Grand Canyon will benefit from this firsthand account and feel as if they’ve traveled with the authors on their journey through some of the most beautiful sections of Grand Canyon National Park.
"Loved your book. You make me laugh and I love reading about your travels. My husband and I camp a lot with our adult children and more likely than not your book will come up as we sit around the campfire. Your books are a family affair for us. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Patiently waiting for more books."
Jabe F. (Amazon review)