We are the Charters; Dana, Christa, and Allison. Dana is retiring from the Marine Corps after twenty years of service and to celebrate, we’re taking the road trip we’ve dreamed about since we met. Our family is a little bit different: Christa and Dana met, fell in love, got married and had a baby, but have lived apart for six years. That all ends in April when he retires. The plan is to take a little over three weeks to get from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD to Redmond, WA. Along the way we’ll visit family, check out landmarks and follow what’s left of Route 66 where we can.

me and gunny at ballDana Charter is a tech head, wrestling fan, and comic book aficionado. After twenty years as a Marine, he’s looking forward to civilian life and figuring out what’s next.

Christa Charter is the author of the Lexy Cooper crime series. Before becoming a  full-time fiction writer she spent a couple decades in the video game business.

Allison Charter is 4 and a half. She enjoys Disney Junior shows, arts and crafts, soccer, ballet, and most of all…chocolate. Allie is 4


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