Why I Travel: Helpful Love and Tolerance
Tuesday May 17, 2011
Posted in: Prospect's Journal
We got a nice note yesterday. The message was from Taylor, one of the many interesting, friendly people we have met along our journeys.
In April, we met Taylor in Dover, Delaware while on my way from the Delaware Beaches to Rochester, NY for Petpalooza. I was enjoying a walk around Downtown Dover before adding a photo to my State Capitols album. Taylor was with her friend Maria on The Green painting beautiful oil paintings (they are both talented artists).
Taylor asked if she could take a photo of me (see photo on right). And being the Attention Hound I am, I was happy to oblige. She said she wanted to use me as a canine subject!! Could there possibly someday be an oil portrait of Prospect the Dog?
Taylor recently blogged about her Artistic April and included our encounter. Be sure to check out her blog post which she titled: Prospect the K9 Road Tripper - One Reason Why I Paint. Meeting wonderful people like Taylor is one reason why I travel!
After receiving Taylor's note, I got to thinking: Someone should have been keeping a better journal of everyone we have met. So I'm going to start reminiscing with my human Ed aka "The Chauffeur" and make a list of people we have met. While we remember most encounters, we are both terrible with names. So if you have met either of us during the past year, we would love to hear from you. Post a comment here. Send us a note to info@K9RoadTrip.com. Or look me up on FaceBook or Twitter.
This morning we have remembered many people we have met while traveling through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Indiana, and the other states I have visited. Many offered us a travel tip or directions. Some asked us about our travels. Many were traveling with their own canine companions. All helped us in one way or another; whether it was providing a needed smile during a pleasant conversation or giving me a head scritch making new friends is why I travel.
If you haven't read or listened to The Chauffeur's presentation last month, click here for the In Our Words page. Everyone along the way has helped in one way or another. Even the security guard at the Mississippi Un-Welcome Center helped remind us the importance of love and tolerance.
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