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Book: Walks with Charley: Sniffing Arlington Ridge History and Mystery (3rd ed.)



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Author Martin Suydam has written about Arlington Ridge in terms of personal exploration with his best friend, Charley. As he says, “When you walk a dog several miles a day in the same general area, you encounter many things that are missed when you are alone, just walking, or driving a car. With a dog, you must stop often. The shared journey is the important thing, not getting somewhere. Since we traverse the area a couple times a day, we notice many changes along the walk. Even though we may have passed a location hundreds of times, we still see something new.”  Thus, the author has created a series of short stories that relate here and now to yesteryear with help from Charley.

This book is organized by first introducing the reader to Charley, then by working around the ridge geographically and covering nearly 20 miles of roads, alleys, and paths on the Ridge.  This 3rd edition contains more stories and better graphics stimulated by reader comments. This is the guidebook for your walk in the area and it is also the companion book for the Encore Learning series the author leads for Arlington County.

Martin Suydam is a long-time resident of Arlington, Virginia. Now retired, he has had careers in the US Government (US Army), the Department of Defense (US Navy) and several industrial and consulting companies seeking to benefit from his experience.

  • Softcover: Organized by walking routes with index and end notes
  • Publisher:  Amazon

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