On the cusp of turning 65, Peter Zheutlin and Albie—his beloved rescue dog of similar vintage—take a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey. Inspired by John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, the duo hits the road for a 9,000-mile odyssey to experience all that America is and means today, and Zheutlin chronicles it with wit and an eye for the telling detail. In locales as diverse as the Grand Canyon and Amarillo's surreal Cadillac Ranch, Zheutlin and Albie discover a big-hearted country filled with memorable characters, a new-found appreciation for the life they temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms.
The Dog Went Over The Mountain: Travels with Albie: An American Journey
Author: Peter Zheutlin.