So this is it… er, him… Charley – our new ‘home’ for the next two years! We took the name from Travels With Charley: In Search of America, a travelogue written by John Steinbeck depicting the trip he took around the United States in 1960. While Charley was the name of Steinbeck’s French Poodle and not his ride [he called his camper Rocinante, the name of Don Quixote’s horse], the name Charley resonated with us and it became a certainty that this would be the name of our rig.
We’ll update this page once we get Out There and actually live in Charley a little bit. The photos will then show a fully-stocked motorhome and perhaps some more panic on our faces as we will have realized the magnitude of what we’re doing – selling our home, putting everything in storage, and deciding by our own free will to live in just 220 ft² of living space for two years!