While we all look forward to another pandemic winter (not!), many of us will dream of future vacations. If your idea of fun is seeing businesses shaped like giant dogs, picnic baskets, or train cars, The Impossible Road Trip is the perfect escapist treat.
Surveying three unusual attractions in each of the fifty states, there is something for everyone here. There are kitschy buildings, circus-level oddities (i.e., a mermaid skeleton), unique sculptures, and historic sites included here. I’m not sure that many will inspire a road trip to see them in person. However, if I ever visit Washington, D.C., I am touring the Home of the Supreme Council with its sphinxes with the head of George Washington. I may also head over to nearby Alexandria, Virginia to see the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. It has replicas of The Pharos of Alexandria lighthouse, the Temple of Solomon, Solomon’s throne room, and the Ark of the Covenant. Who knew about any of those attractions? Not me, at least.
The Impossible Road Trip is a fun way to see America from your sofa. It would also make a great coffee table book for your overnight guests to browse through while waiting for you to make breakfast. 4 stars!
Thanks to Motorbooks, Quarto Publishing Group, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.