Category: Eleanor

Day 3, Winter Murder Tour

Loooooong day. Started in Oklahoma City in the early morning darkness, and ended in Albuquerque. In the darkness. With a trip to Kansas and Colorado in between. It started in almost total darkness, save for flashing red lights in the distance. I thought perhaps a UFO was about to snatch me. Nope. Just row after…

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Day 2, Winter Murder Road Trip

Memphis to Oklahoma City. Unfortunately, I had to drive through Arkansas. Sorry to any and all people from Arkansas, but your state is not for me. Nope. Nor my dog. I actually enjoy driving through Oklahoma. And I must say, the Fiesta Mart just outside of OKC is my new favorite gas station/McDonald’s/Mini-Mart. Why? They…

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Day 5: Oklahoma!

Grass! Green grass. Green grass EVERYWHERE! Drove eight hours from ABQ to OKC. Got in early, took a nap and then took Miss Eleanor to the OnCue Dog Park. Home of the two largest dog statues in Oklahoma. However, prior to arriving in Oklahoma, I made a pit stop in some place called Shamrock, TX.…

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Day 1: Moses….

Today was bad. Started off bad and looks to end up…not so good. So why did I name this post “Moses?” Simple, the drive from LA to Phoenix is nothing but beige, barren land. It went on forever and ever. And ever. If Moses wandered around in the desert for 40 years, well, bless his…

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1 Week Post Trip

Well, it has been one week since I ended the car postion of my trip and boarded Amtrack for the last leg of my trip. It was to be a 16 hour, overnight, train ride from Albuquerque, New Mexico to LA. Supposed to be. However, due to a hail storm in Las Vegas, NM, the…

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End Of The Line

While Eleanor and I came up short in our quest to drive cross country, I do not consider this a failure in any way. It is a fact that I could finish this trip if I were traveling by myself. However, I am not, and there is no reasonable path forward for Eleanor and I…

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Eleanor

  As anybody who knows me or who has been following this journey knows, Eleanor has been my constant companion and helper for 11 years. I wouldn’t dream of making this trip, journey, without her. She has been a real trooper these past seven days. However, she has, of late, been struggling a bit. She…

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Eleanor update

Some of you have emailed to ask what I do with Eleanor when I have to run into a store, etc. You will be happy to know, she gets locked in the car, with sun shades and the A/C blowing cold. The car windows are tinted, she has a cooling pad in her booster seat…

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Eleanor

I first got Eleanor when she was roughly 14 months old, and I had been diagnosed around seven months. She has been, for the last 11 years, my constant companion, helper and emotional support. I strongly recommend anyone with a chronic illness, get a dog. Or I guess, maybe a cat. Or even a guinea…

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