Have you ever wondered what it would be like to marry for the first time after your peers have already become grandparents? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bicycle across America? As if each weren’t adventure enough, what if you combined the two? Some might consider this a recipe for disaster, but Tim and Debbie Bishop thought otherwise. At age 52, the couple finally found in each other that special someone they’d been searching for years to marry. In only ten weeks, they moved from marriage proposal and wedding, to Tim’s “retirement” and relocation, to embarking on their cycling adventure.
The two were soon on their way to parts unknown and to their new life together. Tim had just retired from a 26-year career in corporate and left his familiar surroundings. Meanwhile, Debbie couldn’t wait to get their married life underway. Years of working two jobs launched her headlong into what she hoped would be a fantastic escape. What ensues is a delightful and deeply introspective memoir of not only their deliverance, but also what they hoped would be their dream trip. Was it a grand getaway or a big mistake?
Over 100 color photos supplement vivid descriptions of their beautiful, newfound surroundings. When the honeymoon hits a few speed bumps, these mid-lifers must learn to adapt. Patience and a healthy sense of humor help ease them into married life. Their dual-narrative account challenges readers to pursue their own dreams and to find their own release from the humdrum that life at any age can bring. This unique and entertaining story proves it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.
“Framed within a coast-to-coast biking odyssey with its daunting challenges lies a deeper and engaging view of discovering ourselves, our relationship with a loved one, spiritual connections, and answers to the nagging quest for juggling our priorities. Two Are Better will no doubt inspire you, but the fun in these pages is riding along with the Bishops.” So states early reviewer Scott Emack. The honest and open account of two mid-lifers wrestling with their calling underscores the value in reassessing goals, taking action to pursue them, and simplifying life, demonstrating that midlife and change can be friends capable of bringing one to a higher level of living.
Embrace life like never before. Read Two Are Better, and begin your own quest to more adventuresome living.
I totally enjoyed getting to know Tim and Debbie and a whole lot about cycling through TWO ARE BETTER!!! How fun would it be to take off and travel the country?!? But bicycling isn’t as easy as it looks! Thankfully, I was able to travel alongside the authors as they shared the stories of their cross-country journey. I enjoyed hearing both Tim & Debbie’s “voices” throughout the book. I enjoyed the beautiful color photos as well.
This book is for anyone looking for inspiration! Tim & Debbie will show you that it’s never too late to fulfill your dreams. More than that, they’ll challenge you to take the first step today!!!
*****5/5 STARS HIGHLY RECOMMEND*****
Originally from Maine, Tim Bishop has over thirty years of experience in business, first as a CPA, then for many years in various roles in the corporate world. In addition to consulting for small businesses, Tim serves as a Hope Coach for TheHopeLine, a nonprofit organization that seeks to reach, rescue, and restore hurting teens and young adults.
Debbie Bishop has taught for over 26 years, for the past 11 years as a literacy specialist in Framingham, Massachusetts. She has a passion for reading and seeing that young people do it well. She also has high interest in recovery issues and encouraging others with her own triumphs over struggles earlier in her life. Debbie also serves as a Hope Coach for TheHopeLine.