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LOOKING FOR AMERICA

Our travels with Charlie

 

South Boundary Trail -- Taos

We arrived in Taos during a snowstorm and had a chance to take a hike in the afternoon with a new blanket of snow lining the mountains. ...

Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe

As we approached Santa Fe I kept humming "Do you Know the Way to Sante Fe" by Dionne Warwick, and then I started singing it. And then...

Alamo Vista Trail

We’re in Santa Fe where my dear friend Katie lives. We had a lovely dinner with her, her husband Jim, and their son and daughter-in-law....

Woof Woof

Note: Charlie requested an opportunity to provide some of her own observations and ruminations. WTF is going on here? Where are they...

Sedona Dreamin'

I think I mentioned that one of the early motivations of our “2020 Plan” was to explore the southwest to see if we could ever see...

Junior Ranger

We have resigned ourselves to not visiting national parks for two reasons: 1) in almost all national parks dogs are not allowed on...

Charlie Goes to Mexico

Not to be confused with the title of an It's Always Sunny episode, this is about Charlie's escapades in Big Bend Texas. After driving...

Charlie Goes Camping

Granted, after Charlie's first luxury hotel experience in San Antonio -- with its 16th floor views, doting hotel staff, and exhilarating...

Coyote Crossing

I learned a number of things about my self during this chapter of our adventure: One, I don’t like landscapes without vegetation. Brose...

San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio was a nice surprise. It’s a surprisingly cool town. As we approached on a weekday evening we expected lots of traffic and...

Gumbo

With only two days in New Orleans, and not wanting anything to do with getting back in a car, we faced a challenge trying to sample the...

City of New Orleans

We spent two days in New Orleans. I had never been before and Brose’s only experience of the place was an alcohol-sodden Mardi Gras...

Bollo’s Café, Blacksburg, VA

We’ve been on the road for 24 hours and in some ways it feels like we haven’t left New England. As we walked out of the Marriott...

Here Goes Nothing!

OK before I gave this post this title I wanted to be sure of its meaning. From the English Idioms & Slang Dictionary: I am going to...

Naming the Blog

We thought a lot about what to name our travel blog. Our placeholder was “Travels with Charlie,” but that felt pretty facile (given that...

2 Years Late...

We planned a cross-country trip in 2020 that got delayed first by our need to take care of someone (more on that later), and then by...

Wheels

In 2020 we had a sweet camper van lined up -- a start-up rental company called BlueSun Campervans offering a brand new Dodge van with...

Who's Charlie?

Also known as Flink, Flinkster, the Flink, Chuckles, and most recently Coppertail, Charlie is a 4.5 year old female Chocolate Lab. ...

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