"Mr. Mitchell here"
Bicycle Touring the USA was a dream come true!
2006: the plan went on paper. Dreams became lots of
research, making lists, reading, checkin' out maps,
talking to dogs & cyclists, training, more dreams …
and lots of bicycling. OK, and a bicycle crash or two.
(Doc crashed ** not me). Doc found a bicycle, pulled
me miles & miles in the dog cart, decided less is more
when choosing clothes and gear. Ahhooohh, by
thinning out the gear we made room for a guitar - so
we could howl at the moon off tune. I mean in tune.
Once I became the BICYCLIN' AMERICA DOG, I
also knew we wanted to meet kids of all ages down
the road. It's fun to share our love of nature with
you and find out what outdoor places are your
favorite (and why!). It's also great to bark about how
cool it is to have a dog as a part of your family, and
once you have a dog...how to be the best family to
And why not dream! I am proof that dreams can
come true! I share my antics with people we meet
along the road while Doc is my interpreter. We are
Ambassadors for the non-profit organization Leave
No Trace, Center for Outdoor Ethics. You should
see me try to demonstrate some of the Seven
Principles of Leave No Trace. What a laugh.
I'm a Pet Therapy Dog through Delta Society - a part
of that "plan" I mentioned above. This training allows
me to set my paws inside schools, libraries, universities
and hospitals for visits.
We dipped our bicycle tire in the Pacific Ocean and
headed slowly East to Maine & the Atlantic Ocean.
Of course I had to chase my tennis ball and swim in
We saw cherry & apple blossoms in the spring. A little
(o.k., a LOT of) snow on the Washington mountain
passes. Cicadas. Butterflies. Loons. Dragonflies.
Otter. Beaver. Moose. Bear. Mink. Bison. Harbor
Seal. A few pesky bugs. A lot of sunshine; a little
rain. Wind? Have you heard of headwinds - no matter
what direction you are biking? Great local food
everywhere. Music jams and festivals.
Spring time found us in the San Juan Islands of
Washington State! We caught the fall colors in New
England - we were leaf peepers! And, oh my, if you
haven't seen the majestic mountains and waterfalls
of the North Cascades National Park or the splendor
of Acadia National Park...put them in your bucket
We stayed &/or played in National & State Parks,
National & State Forests, National Wildlife Refuge
areas and Grassland Preserves, National Recreation
Areas and Seashores, National Scenic Riverways &
Lakeshores. How lucky we are to have these lands
set aside so we all can enjoy them.
We listened to the sounds of our earth...it's wild
lands and wildlife...while camping in our tent almost
We found dogs and more dogs to play with. We found
some cool hidden special places as well! We also
enjoyed many city parks all across the USA.
Wonderful new friend invited us to share their homes.
Leave No Trace,
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