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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.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Providing Service To Bob

Our friend Bob was one of the people who needed a wheel chair during out tour through the Marine Museum in DC.


Bob is a Vietnam Veteran, and I had the sole honor of pushing him in his chair through the whole museum.


We saw so many things… and Bob was like a tour guide to me.


He educated me on so many things I saw while we were there.  He told me so many things I didn't know.  He's a wonderful teacher.


He also nicknamed Cooper “Sergeant Cooper”.  ‘Sarge’.  


Soon Bob will will present Cooper with Sergeant Stripes for his vest.  Cooper will wear them for ever in honor of this day and our friendship with Bob.  


I can’t wait till the presentation!  I'll get pictures and post it for you all to see.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Custom Bike In The Marine Museum

There was a really cool custom motorcycle in the main area of the Marine Museum.


It was roped off so no one could get to it.


I didn’t take these pictures, I was busy making Cooper pose.


I kind of wish we got some good pictures of the bike too.


It was painted and decorated with a Marine theme.  BEAUTIFUL!!!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Marine Museum in DC

It just feels good to be with my patriotic friends, doing patriotic things…



… with my always willing and happy dog.  Life is meaningful, it’s nice to find out why.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Wheel Chair Treat

We visited the Marine Museum in DC while we were there.


We had two veterans with us who needed wheel chairs because it was too much walking for them.


When we got one of the wheelchairs out of the car, Cooper got excited.  



You know he loves to ride ANYTHING with wheels.  To him this was a real treat!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Changing Of The Guard in Arlington Cemetery

This is the second time we have seen the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery in DC.


It is always a very serious place to visit where you are expected to “remain silent and standing”, according to the guard who announces the ceremony before it begins.


Cooper is amazingly well behaved.  He gets the sense of seriousness and complies without issue.


I don’t know where he learned it but is seems that he reads the situation very well.



I’m always so impressed by him.  He’s amazing!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Vietnam Wall in DC

The Vietnam Wall in DC is a solemn place to visit, especially when you are accompanied by a veteran who served in Vietnam.


Also, to walk along that wall with panel after panel of names of the soldiers who lost their lives, is beyond comprehension.


Of course Cooper has NO IDEA what we were experiencing, but to me there is no surprise that he too was quiet and unexcitable.  



He was social, but not particularly ‘waggy’.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DC Lincoln Memorial


This post could read the exact same way as yesterdays.


We have visited this area twice so far but next time I would like to go back and see these memorials closer.


We are true patriots who want to experience it all and learn about our history.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Washington Memorial


You see the Washington Memorial on movies all the time, or in books, or in vacation pictures your friends show you.


But then you get to see it in person and it changes everything.


Now when I see movies taken in this area I recognize it, and remember where all the things are that we saw on this trip.


I feel so patriotic having been there twice now and I really would love to go back and get a closer look at the memorial.



Next time…





Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Good Place To Pose For Mama


I don’t remember what this statue was of but what a beautiful area with the Vietnam Wall behind him.



Cooper is so good at just posing for me… no questions asked.


He’s such a good boy.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

WWII Memorial - Our Group


Of course you know that every place we went we had to take group pictures.


We had to take many in a row in order to try to get everyone looking and smiling…


How about this photo bomb!
… without blinking or talking.



Not as easy as you think.


Friday, June 16, 2017

WWII Memorial

We stayed in DC for 5 day so we got to go see some of the memorials, attractions and museums in the area.


This is the World War 2 memorial.



My father and Warren’s father both fought in this war so it felt like we were visiting here in honor of our Dads.  



My Dad would LOVE Cooper.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Reaching Our Destination


As soon as we got to the hotel Cooper claimed a good spot.



He seemed to be saying… “Ten hours on the bike… this had better be our destination.”


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Stay Put!

At one of our stops, I had to bring him to pee and then I put him in the back of this truck.


Kept him in one spot so I didn’t have to follow him all over the place.



This worked PERFECTLY!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Our Travels To DC

We went to DC to participate in Rolling Thunder’s 30th anniversary event.  


There were 950,000 motorcycles and 1.5 million people there.  


The next couple of weeks will be devoted to what we did during the week we were away.  


After that will be specifically about Rolling Thunder.


We rode the whole way from Massachusetts to DC in one day.


It took us the whole day to go nearly 500 miles.


Cooper did the whole trip like a champ… I expected no less.