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Roadside Encounters: Jeff and Haley

Name: Jeff Clark and his dog, Haley

Age: Jeff appeared to be around 40, Haley’s but a pup

Breed: Jeff’s a white guy; Haley’s a collie mix

Encountered: At a Chevron station in Flagstaff, Arizona

Headed from: Their home in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Headed to: Carlsbad, California — a ride of more than 900 miles

Miles to go: About 600

Mode of transportation: A bicycle built for two, on which Clark installed a shopping cart over the back seat. Haley rides, leashed, in the cart, her favorite toy, a blue stuffed cat, dangling from its side. At night, they sleep in RV parks, or alongside the road.

Reason for trip: Partly for the adventure of it, partly because Jeff has some temporary work in Carlsbad.

Quote: “Everybody says I’m crazy, and I’m going to prove them right.”

(Roadside Encounters is a regular feature of “Dog’s Country,” the continuing tale of one man and one dog spending six months criss-crossing America (but with sense enough to do it in a car).

(“Dog’s Country” can be found exclusively on ohmidog! To read all of “Dog’s Country,” from the beginning, click here.)

Comments

Comment from Mary Schmidt
Time July 5, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I really hope you are planning to put all of your adventures and photos in a book. I would definitely buy a copy.

Comment from VICKI
Time July 5, 2010 at 9:52 pm

HI MY NAME IS VICKI. JEFF IS MY SOON TO BE HUSBAND! I RESCUED HAILEY WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT 6WEEKS OLD. SHE WAS LEFT ABANDONED IN THE BACK OF A PICK UP TRUCK. JEFF WAS OUT OF TOWN AT THE TIME. I FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WHEN JEFF RETURNED HOME FROM OUT OF TOWN, HAILEY TOOK TO HIM IMMEDIATELY! HAILEY IS SUCH A SWEET DOG AND VERY WELL MANNERED. SHE IS TRULY A BLESSING TO US! JEFF WAS DETERMINED TO TAKE HAILEY ON HIS BICYCLE TRIP FROM PAGOSA SPRINGS TO CARLSBAD, CA. I WAS A LITTLE LEARY AND YES I THOUGHT TOO THAT HE WAS CRAZY! ALTHOUGH THEY SEEM TOP BE HAVING A BLAST AND ARE DOING FINE! I MISS THEM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU TO THE OWNER OF THIS SITE FOR PUBLISHING JEFF AND HAILEY!!!!!! MUCH LOVE TO YOU!

Comment from jwoestendiek
Time July 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Thanks for posting the comment, Vicki.
Sorry about the difference in name spelling, but I’m pretty sure Jeff left out the “i”.
If that’s the only thing you disagree on, I’d judge it a pretty good marriage.
Let us know when you hear from him. We’d like to hear that he and Haley/Hailey arrived safely.
John/ohmidog!

Comment from levonne
Time July 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I love this idea of posting that you are doing. Love your pictures too. Would love to follow your journey. Original approach on the blogging. My husband and I have been out for eleven months – campground hosting in Central Coast California. If you have a moment, you are invited to come visit my blogs: A Camp Host Housewife’s Meanderings and Levonne’s Pretty Pics. I hope you’ll leave a comment or decide to follow along. The Camp Host Housewife