Tag: Eleanor

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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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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Day 1: Clarksville, TN

Wow, what a day. I did roughly four hours and it was tougher than I thought it would be. I have made the Knoxville to Clarksville drive many, many times, but this time…. Before I had even put in 30 minutes, my right foot was killing me. The glory of a still tender, newly healed…

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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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