During early childhood Jerry Harju was frequently gripped by an eccentric need to visit places that few other people wished to see. In 1970 he had to drive the length of the Baja California peninsula – 800 miles of very bad dirt road – because the Mexican government was on the verge of paving it.
The community of Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories was so cold and desolate that men sent their wives south for the winter to keep them from committing suicide. Naturally, Jerry had to check this place out.
He attempted to reach the North Pole THREE times. If you think that you might have this kind of luck, then do NOT try that trip.
Upon reaching senior-citizen status Jerry began mellowing out on his trip selections, often sailing on cruise ships. These large ships are well known for providing totally relaxing and trouble-free vacation. But as Jerry found out, maybe not all the time.
“Travels with Jerry” is a collection of his off-the-beaten-track adventures all over the globe. Some of the journeys are WAY off the beaten track; definitely not your run-of-the-mill shopping excursions to Green Bay or Milwaukee.