Chasing Arizona takes readers on a yearlong, twenty-thousand-mile joy ride across Arizona. Join author Ken Lamberton as he discusses his travel odyssey that will make you experience Arizona in ways you never have before.
The plan was simple—visit fifty-two places in fifty-two weeks. But for author Ken Lamberton, a forty-five-year veteran of life in the Sonoran Desert, his travels led him down paths that were, while entertaining, anything but simple. Lamberton shares his road-warrior novel, Chasing Arizona. The story takes readers on a year long, twenty-thousand-mile joy ride across Arizona during the state’s centennial, racking up more than two hundred points of interest along the way. Lamberton chases the four corners of Arizona, attempts every county, every reservation, and every national monument and state park, from the smallest community to the largest city. He drives his Kia Rio through the longest tunnels and across the highest suspension bridges, hikes the hottest deserts, and climbs the tallest mountain, all while visiting the people, places, and treasures that make Arizona great. In the vivid, lyrical, often humorous prose the author is known for, each destination weaves together stories of history, nature, and people, along with entertaining side adventures and excursions. Maps and forty-four of the author’s detailed pencil drawings illustrate the journey. If you think you know Arizona, if you are a traveler at heart, or if you just love a good story, join Ken Lamerton as he shares his captivating novel and the journey that started it all.
12PM & 2PM
Event Category: Presentations
Event Tags: American Indian, archaeology, Arizona, art, book, driving, free, Old West, presentation, Sonoran Desert