You can find Marty at his website while you can find Grace on Instagram at @grace.ly_author)

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This week we talk to the father-daughter team of Marty Ohlhaut and Grace Ly. They have written a travel memoir called Tent for Seven: A Camping Adventure Gone South Out West.

This book is based on the true story of their family camping trip to the Canadian Rockies which went horribly wrong in the 1990s. Marty, his wife Jolene, and their 5 children flew from Charlotte NC to the Pacific Northwest and then drove a van to several spots in the majestic Canadian mountains. They camped in their family tent, lovingly referred to as Big Blue. While there, so many things went awry but most importantly, Jolene was severely injured and had to be taken to a hospital where she spent many days. The Ohlhaut family was in disarray but Good Samaritans named the Walshes came to the rescue.

This family is genetically predisposed to adventure. You will hear Marty talk about some wild things he has seen and done, and even though Grace doesn’t doesn’t mention it, she also is an adventure seeker. She dog sleds in Finland and rock climbs in Colorado. Carrie and I are so boring in comparison.

Books Discussed in this Episode:

1- Tent for Seven: A Camping Adventure Gone South Out West by Marty Ohlhaut and Grace Ly

2- A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

3- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

4- Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse

5- The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule

6- A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

7- In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton

8- Slow Horses by Mick Herron

9- Standing by the Wall: The Collected Slough House Novellas by Mick Herron (novellas)

10- The Future by Naomi Alderman - 5 star read recommended by Shelley Anderson @shelleyanderson4127

11- Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Shows mentioned--1- Slow Horses (Apple +)


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