The American economy has gone belly up and The Family now travels through a strange land. A father and son set out from Denver Colorado bound for the upper reaches of Western Washington State. In a land that yields little food the small band is doing their best to survive in the new wild west.
The cart clattered to a stop. “Bobby…push and quit star gazing.” “Why do we have to pull this old cart around for Dad? Why don’t we just leave it?” Sean knew Bobby was not lazy; it was a typical question for a fourteen-year-old to ask. “Because I’m telling you, that’s why.” “We could go faster without it couldn’t we?” “Yes we could, but it’s better to travel slow and careful than it is to rush. Look son, I’m trying to teach you, but if you won’t learn you won’t live long.”