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LOOKING FOR AMERICA

Our travels with Charlie

 

Finding America

After four days of driving we are home! Well, how about it? We went looking for America, what did we find? It may be months and years...

I Love Yussi (you-see)

There's nothing you could say To tear me away from my guy There's nothing you could do 'Cause I'm stuck like glue to my guy I'm stickin'...

Hairy Drunk Madman

We left Helena Montana a couple of days ago where we were visiting our dear friends the Hughes who live out there, and the Mabies who...

Charlie Goes Camping: the Sequel

Lots of room in which to run around, to dig holes, and to get lost: check. Abundant wildlife to hunt such as birds in bushes, squirrels...

The Goslings of Oregon

My mother used to love to visit the families of Canadian geese paddling in the marshes at the Cranberry Bog in Carlisle. She marveled at...

Around the Bend

The weather in Bend steadily verges on cold, windy rain, but just when you think it's about to pour the sun will come out. And just when...

Woofy Woof wtf

Hey, it's me, Charlie. Haven't posted in awhile. I don't always have access to a computer. That's why. The trip is going well, but it...

The Accidental Ski Tourists

Although the town of Kanab is a strange place for New Englanders, we had a great week there because we had an extraordinary experience...

White Pocket

Apologies in advance for all the photos in this post. And no, the title is not meant to suggest that what follows is an analysis of the...

Mutts and Mormons

It’s been a while since our last post. We’ve been busy hiking, driving, eating and forcing ourselves to chat with strangers. Peyton’s...

The Land in Cañones

After the rumble tumble of Durango's saloons we decided to head for the hills, back to New Mexico. We ended up at a unique retreat in...

Rambling on Our Rambling

We are coming up on the halfway point of our trip. A couple of friends have asked what we’ve found so far during our search for America....

The Rock Art of Hidden Valley

North-south highway 191, which runs through Moab UT, is bordered to the west by red cliffs that extend for miles. On our last day in...

Red Rocks in Moab

As mentioned before, our trip will mostly avoid national parks because dogs are largely prohibited, and they tend to be very crowded. In...

Boulder Flats

For me Boulder CO has always been one of those cool places I'd want to visit if ever I had free time and happened to be traveling...

Rocky Mountain Highs

One month into our journey it is difficult to reconcile our exploration of new places, of America, of ourselves, and the selfish joy that...

Skiing Nostalgia Redux

My sister, who figured in my last post about skiing nostalgia, told me that it was very depressing and that I needed to work on being a...

Woof!!!

I met someone. He's really cute. His name is Racer. He lives in a hotel and gets to walk around the lobby and meet everyone. I had to...

Two Taos Trails

We are always on the lookout for nearby trails that allow dogs, and we found two outside of Taos that fit the bill. They were both...

Skiing Nostalgia

Yesterday I spent hundreds of dollars to ski by myself on a cold and snowy day on one of the steepest mountains I have ever skied. I...

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