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Writer John Steinbeck's Road Vehicle "Rocinante" from "Travels with Charley"

"…Travels with Charley: In Search of America is a travelogue of his 1960 road trip with his poodle Charley. Steinbeck bemoans his lost youth and roots, while dispensing both criticism and praise for America. According to Steinbeck's son Thom, Steinbeck went on the trip because he knew he was dying and wanted to see the country one last time.…" - Wikipedia
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penelope said...

I loved that book! Neat

bayrider said...

As I recall in that book he expressed some enthusiasm for mobile/manufactured homes which he saw as a practical development with lots of potential for American lifestyles. I guess they were relatively new at that time, by the time I read the book they were long considered downscale and disreputable, so I was somewhat surprised by his comments.

Anonymous said...

A great book, I've read it twice... but now the thunder in the clouds thinks it may not be totally true:


Kay L. Davies said...

Hi Lloyd, I'm your latest follower, via Margy at Powell River Books, and was surfing through your blog when I spotted Rocinante here. A longtime Steinbeck fan, I think it's time I read "Travels with Charley" again.
My parents spent 25 or 30 years (we lost count) traveling up and down the west coast from British Columbia to Baja. They had a truck and camper for several years, plus a series of camper vans before and after the truck. They usually had a dog, and for the first several years had my youngest brother traveling with them.
Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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