Chelsea and I met over a year ago when we shared a locker room and a card to a Muay Thai fight. We’ve been inseparable ever since. Seeking adventure with every step, we’ve worked with Philadelphia urban farms, camped and backpacked, and mountaineered in the winter among other things. Recently, I asked Chelsea to move to Denver with me. So the plan is to pack up our two dogs, sell all of our things and make our way west! We discovered the Trans America Trail fairly recently and were instantly taken in by the idea of this beautiful expedition through America’s heartland. We found a branch of the trail that will take us from Pennsylvania down through the Appalachians and then south up the Colorado Rockies. All through off-road and dirt pathways through rural America. This is our adventure journal.
These are our pups, Locke (the one on top) and Ronan (the big nosed goof). From the very first moment that Ronan peed on Locke, and I say first because there have been many, these two have grown to love each other like brothers. It’s exciting to share our adventure with these boys as they slobber happily across the US.
Ronan is a Rhodesian ridgeback. He’s been Rob’s ever since he was a puppy and still acts like the sweetest baby. You couldn’t find a more loyal mate as Ronan is the kind of dog who will wait by the door for you no matter how long it takes. His favorite things are bundling up his blankies into a pacifier, snuggling, leaping through the woods like a gazelle after clumsily chasing his tail, oh, and snuggling.
Locke is most likely a mix of pitbull, collie, and hobgoblin because his barks sound like drowning goblins. One morning, I found him with a bloody paw and limp after most likely getting hit by a car. Ever since then, I’ve loved him and protected him like a mother…okay, so maybe I spoil him but what mother help can’t! His favorite things are food, laying his head on top of your face or the next most uncomfortable spot he can find (like your bladder if you have to pee), and pawing for your love.