Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Day 40: Logs and Dogs

As we depart Louisiana, our ride through the state will be remembered for the continuous stream of logging trucks that passed us and being chased by every dog in Louisiana. Most of the trucks gave us plenty of room, but a few provided an uneasy side draft. Most of the dogs were only interested in a game of chase, but a few unfriendly and overly aggressive ones received a squirt of water to the face, which surprised them and gave us time to get away.

The first encounter with canines in Mississippi was of the friendly nature. A young dog followed us a half mile down the road, looking for attention and a few pets. I had to sound mean and strict in order for him to leave us and return home – even then it took a while for him to get the message. A mile later Lisa spotted a miniature horse and donkey in a field and decided that we needed to make new friends today.

The ride was short, only 45 miles, so we had time to socialize.

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