This looks to be a fabulous book and the movie rights have been picked up already! Here's the review from Publishers Weekly:
In this affecting road novel, an elderly married couple leave their Detroit home and take off in their camper for one last adventure together. Ella Robina has more health problems than a third world country, and her husband, John, is suffering from progressive dementia. Despite protests from their adult children and doctors, Ella and John hit the road and head west to Disneyland. By day, they stop off at cheese-ball tourist attractions, and at night they relive old memories by watching slide shows of their previous family vacations. Along the way, they receive unexpected aid from a rueful goth teenager, outmaneuver some roadside predators, get stopped by the police and consider running for it, and have sex. The ultimate decision Ella makes might seem life affirming to some and a callous betrayal to others, but its impossible to deny that Ella's wise, feisty voice turns what could be a sappy melodrama into an authentic and funny love story.
In order to enter the random drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, describing your favorite road trip memory. Mine? Waaaaaaaayyyy back in college (early '90s), my best friend Carrie had a Bronco that was our official road trip vehicle. Many hours were spent driving to Vegas or California or wherever the wind took us. My hands-down favorite road trip was to Tortilla Flats, Arizona (population 6). We found a great bar where the stools had saddles on them, sat down and enjoyed an ice cold beer in the desert. Good times....
Make sure you leave an e-mail address, so that I may contact the winners. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Good luck!