It’s time to start thinking about where we’ll travel this riding season.
Steve and I are always preplanning to some extent, bouncing around ideas, making suggestions about places we might like to visit, roads we’d like to ride. But this morning when I looked at a calendar and it sunk in that it’s the last day of April, I realized it’s time to really get serious about where we’re going to go this year. And out came the maps.
We already have a few things more or less planned. We know we’re going to PEI for Atlanticade at the end of June, after which we’ll be checking out a new “find” — Steve’s discovery this time — not too far from Pictou. It sounds wonderful, so we’re pretty excited about that.
As of this morning, thanks to a Groupon offer, we know we’ll be spending a night back at the fantastic, beautiful, relaxing Milford House, hopefully this time taking the bikes instead of the car as we did last fall after Steve’s tumble. We love it there, as does Jake, so we can all look forward to that.
Our little motorcycle trio will likely be meeting our friends Heather and Dennis again in August somewhere in New England. Hmmmm, we should really start narrowing down some options there so I can start researching dog-friendly places. I heard talk of New Hampshire again and also of Vermont. There are so many choices, old favourites and new discoveries, that it’s always difficult to decide.
And dare I put it on the list again, since we didn’t get there last year? I really want to go back to Cape Breton. I want to ride the Cabot Trail again, feel the air in the mountains, see if our favourite coffee spot is still there in Baddeck, share lobster sandwiches with Jake at a picnic table while looking for whales off the coast. For some reason, I can really breathe in the Cape Breton Highlands and I want to really breathe for awhile.
Huh, it seems we maybe already have more plans than I realized. But then again there’s always more places to ride, more things to see, more RoadDog adventures on the horizon. And our RoadDog is always ready to roll.