With just his motorcycle, his tent and the open road, author Bill Mason ventures from his native Virginia to chat with an eclectic mix of people in the small towns of twenty-three states and seven Canadian provinces and explores the different cultures in Fargo, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
In Friends in a Hundred Places, Mason relates the intimate details of his journey and conversations. He visits local bars and swimming holes, and sleeps in tents, barns, and empty cars. Mason works at odd jobs that include repairing a tractor, shoveling grain in a granary, and building an aqueduct to bring mountain water to a farm. He deals with flat tires and engine problems, and makes friends with a wandering evangelist.
With Mason, you'll experience lonesome days in northern Ontario, a street party in New Brunswick, foot stompin' in Nova Scotia, eating lobster on the beaches of Maine and life in a west va. Coal town. But it's Mason's special interpretation of freedom and the joys of motorcycle travel that lie at the heart of Friends in a Hundred Places. Take a moment to savor life on the open road and indulge in the passion of adventure.