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Aging and recent widow Harriet Beamer insists she’s getting along fine with her dog Humphrey in Philadelphia … until she falls for the fourth time, injuring her ankle, and causing her son and daughter-in-law to cry foul. Insisting Harriet move in with them in California, they make a bet that her ankle is broken, and she foolishly promises to move if they’re right. Four x-rays later, Harriet’s ankle—and her heart—are broken. She packs up, ships her huge salt and pepper collection to California, and prepares to move away from the only life she knows. The only catch? She’s doing it her way. Just wait till her daughter-in-law hears Harriet will travel cross country only by public transportation and alternate means. What follows is a hilarious, heartwarming journey by train, metro bus, ferry, and motorcycle. Along the way, Harriet discovers that although her family thinks it’s time for her to be put out to pasture—God has a different plan.

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Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus
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July 3rd, 2014
72 yr old Harriet Beamer agrees to leave Pennsylvania and move across the country to live with her son in California. But only if she can take the bus to get there. As a Salt & Pepper collector she wants to see the museum in Tennessee, explore the country and meet people from all over the country using local transit as much as possible. Interesting tourist spots and people make Harriet's travels a testimony to trusting God to lead you no matter how old you are.
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