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Check out the Blog Archives to read about our cross country motorcycle road trip from MA to CA this summer. We attended the Annual 2011 National Women On Wheels® Ride-In in San Jose CA. Then we just rode. We traveled over 11,000 motorcycle miles in what ever direction we wanted to go. We visited friends and family, saw the country, met some amazing people. We made memories we'll never forget. These memories are what THIS BLOG is made of! Enjoy them while we make MORE memories worthy of posting here for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Managing The Heat

Man!  Sometimes the heat is intolerable.   Dangerous if you don't watch for the warning signs.

When we stop, Cooper gets a good cold drink of water.

Lisa and I drink from our hydration packs while we're riding.  
We fill them with ice and add water or Gatorade at each stop.

Wet our clothes sometimes.

Cooper has an ice pack in his crate so when it's really hot I make him stay inside with the ice.  

This isn't his favorite, but sometimes he needs to be kept cool.

He prefers to see where we are, so usually I don't close the crate at all.  It does offer him a little shade which is ok up to 90 degrees or so, but over 90 he needs more.

And sometimes we just need to get inside where it's air conditioned for a while.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Turning The Camera Around

During our ride to SC, I was messing around with my camera.

I have it dangling from a lanyard around my neck so it's easy to reach.  

I got some great shots of the scenery, then decided to see if I could get Cooper if I shot the camera over my shoulder.  

I like how interested he seems to be in our ride.  

I guess I didn't do too badly for a first time.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hotel Life

Cooper really knows his way around a hotel room.

He is so good.  He knows to be quiet for the most part.

He knows he can bring his leash if he needs to go out.  

He smells all he wants to smell, rolls around on the beds, then settles in to relax after a day of hard riding.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Treat After Dinner

Cooper is always so well behaved in restaurants 

because he knows THIS is in his near future.  

A yummy treat from Mama's plate.

Such a happy boy.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cooling Off In The Shade

The weather was TOO HOT a couple of the days we were on the road.

We drank ice cold water at every stop to keep hydrated.  I made sure Cooper was peeing at every stop.  If he didn't pee I would do what I had to do to entice him, even if I had to put beef jerky in the water.

Sometimes all we had to do is relax in the shade for a little while to make him have interest in the cool bowl of water I encouraged him to drink. 

He really did well.

Better than me in fact.  

Monday, July 23, 2012


Lisa enjoys her bridges.

We went over plenty of them.

She would plot a course straight for them while she planned our routes. 

I think Cooper enjoys them too but for a different reason.

He pokes his head out and samples the air each time we approached another bridge.

There must be tons of great smells for him on the bridges where the water flows under.

I wish my nose was a keen as his.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Where Now?

Off and riding again.  Cooper and I ventured out on a trip to go to South Carolina with our bestie Lisa from Maine.

We were on our way to the annual Women On Wheels® national ride-in.  Here is our first gas stop.  

What a ride this is going to be.  Cooper's ready!