However, he found that the "new America" did not live up to his expectations.
He traveled throughout the United States in a specially made camper called Rocinante, named after the horse of Don Quixote. His trip was one that outlined the border of the United States, going all throughout the North, through the Pacific Northwest, down into his native Salinas Valley, across to Texas, up through the Deep South, and then back to New York. In the two chapters of Part 1, Steinbeck describes his life long wanderlust and his preparations to travel the country after 25 years.
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Moving on, Steinbeck purchases a large quantity of liquors.
Then, he meets a friendly farmer who allows him to park on his property; the two discuss Kruschev and politics.
Travels with Charley: Search of America is a travelogue by American author John Steinbeck.
It documents the driving trip he took with his poodle, Charley, around the United States in the 1960s.
He decides to go to Deer Isle because a friend of his went every time he traveled to Maine.
His friend always raved about Deer Isle, Maine, but could never describe exactly what about it was so captivating.