Bike season is now upon us and it’s time to start considering where our wheels are going to take our RoadDog this year.
Aside from the usual day trips, I’m thinking some overnight or extended weekend excursions might be in order. But where to go? Hmmm …
I would really like to go back to Cape Breton this year. It’s a place I never get tired of riding. It’s hard to believe that I have no Scottish roots because there’s something about the Cape Breton Highlands — I seem to find a sense of peace there that I don’t find in many other places. And being a Cairn terrier, Scottish decent you know, Jake fits right in there. Of course, Jake fits in pretty well everywhere he goes. We didn’t get to Cape Breton last year, so I’m going to put that on our list of hopefuls for sure.
We will, of course, be going to Wharf Rat Rally in Digby on the Labour Day weekend, along with our friends, Jake’s “Aunt Heather and Uncle Dennis.” Our cottage is already booked so that’s a definite.
There’s also been talk of meeting Heather and Dennis in New England again this August, possibly to tour Maine and New Hampshire. That was fun last year, so we might do that again. I could be convinced pretty easily to spend time in the White Mountains and North Conway. Riding and shopping — it’s a dream combination.
We’ve talked a few times about the Magdalen Islands and also about the Gaspe Peninsula and Newfoundland. Those are all still on the list of possibilities for a longer excursion.
For day tripping, Steve mentioned we should pack some picnic lunches (I suspect that means I should pack some picnic lunches with Jake at my feet in the kitchen waiting for me to drop something) and we should check out some parks around the province. Friends of ours from our bike club did that last summer and it sounded like a lot of fun and Jake would love all that open space, not to mention the picnics. All about the belly, our boy.
One thing for certain, wherever we decide to go this summer, our RoadDog will be ready. He’ll be in the driveway next to Steve’s bike by his carrier waiting for a boost to get on board.