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December 2, 2013

My GBGV Life starting a road tripIt all started out like a normal morning at our house until Mom started packing all our stuff and her stuff. Was she leaving us? Were we going to a dog sitter? No, we were about to be held hostage in our own vehicle for a 24 hour car ride to Florida! Help! We had a rental car to save miles on our own car. Mom chose a sedan – before you think she is an idiot, read on. Bailie is a puppy, an instigator, and sometimes we fight a bit when she pesters Katie and I. Mom thought that it would be best to have us right behind her in the back seat in case any trouble came up when we were speeding down the highway, and we would have a trunk where we could lock things up and people couldn’t see in, so no SUV.

Drury InnHere we were the beginning of the trip – all excited, going on vacation, buckled into our seat belts in our spots in the backseat. How happy we were…not knowing we still had another 23:55 to go! The first day wasn’t that bad, we stopped every three hours or so, had water and snacks, even dinner, but it was late when we got to the hotel, 11pm!

My GBGV Life hotel bedWe like to stay at Drury Inns when possible. They are squeaky clean, loaded with amenities, there is no pet deposit, no pet charge, and no pet number or size requirement. They love pets! We unfolded ourselves out of the car, went inside and then had to go in that weird moving room. These things are just downright creepy! We walk into this tiny room, the door closes, the room moves, the door opens and we are someplace totally different – freaks me out! We got into the room and crashed, except for Bailie who did not want to go to sleep at all. We had an excellent five hour rest, did our business, had breakfast and hit the road again for the long leg, Paducah to Fort Myers.

My GBGV Life Bailie is boredBailie was really bored. She kept sticking her head between the front seats as if to ask how much longer, Mom?

My GBGV Life Sleeping KuvaszKatie was totally sick of riding and tried her best to just sleep all folded up.

My GBGV Life staring out car windowI was looking out the window a lot wondering if we would be in the backseat of this car for the rest of our lives.

Darkness was on the horizon and we were still riding along…look at us three, totally pathetic!

My GBGV Life bored with the carFinally at 10 pm we arrived at our house. We got out of the car, raced inside and were all so happy! We forgot all about being cooped up for two whole days in the car. Mom awarded me with the best traveler award for the ride down as I was squashed into my corner most of the ride but I just slept most of the way, never complained and had a happy face on. Bailie got the biggest accomplishment award for “holding it”.  Mom miscalculated the time from when Bailie drank a ton of water with breakfast to our first pit stop. Bailie got out of the car at the gas station, and as soon as her paws hit the pavement she peed a puddle the size of Lake Superior. We think she has the potty training down now, nice work and thanks for not peeing all over us in the car! Katie got the grumpy award for always looking pissed and sighing too much, but we don’t fault her being older and a big dog, it is not easy. Bailie has now been in eight different states, one more and she will have nine like Katie and I. Another traveling dog!

Now the question is…what will we do for the next two weeks…will we get into the pool??? Stay tuned to this blog for further information!

PS: Yes, we were wearing our seat belts the entire trip, but we are still able to move around a bit, it is just that there is nowhere to move to in the car.

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  1. December 2, 2013 05:42

    I love this post – the dogs are so good! Thanks for tip on Drury Inns! Pet fees are so high.

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 08:00

      Thank you! We have been to some new and some older Drury hotels and they are all great. The older ones are always remodeled and fresh and what Mom really loves in that there are trash bins outside every entrance so you don’t have to hunt for a place to put poop bags!

  2. December 2, 2013 07:42

    What fun!! You guys are always doing the most fun things! Can’t wait to read more about your adventures!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 08:01

      I will have several more posts about our FL trip, it was lots of fun. Mom loves to do fun stuff with us.

  3. December 2, 2013 08:03

    That’s a really long car ride! Don’t know if us three could be as good as you three!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 10:27

      Katie and I have done lots of traveling but we were all amazed at how well little Bailie did!

  4. Maggie the PBGV permalink
    December 2, 2013 08:06

    Pawsome travelers! Did any of you offer to help your mom drive? I finally like the car, but I prefer to ride shotgun as it helps me not get sick. I feel like I should be with the mom to protect her just in case she gets into another crash. XOXO Maggie the PBGV

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 10:28

      I wanted to drive but she said no way. Don’t know why. I just hung out with my sisters even though I was squished into the corner.

  5. Ellen Shedlarz permalink
    December 2, 2013 08:31

    I would ask Santa for a bigger car for the trip home. Poor Katie could not have been happy. My Katie always sits exactly how Bailie sits. Best seat in the house.

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 10:29

      Bailie got the middle so Mom could get to her easier. Katie actually had about 60% of the seat, so she wasn’t suffering.

  6. December 2, 2013 08:37

    BOL…welcome to our world. When we drive for a very long time, it gets to be a bit much. I don’t mind very much, but Torrey gets very very restless. She does the same thing as Bailey, she will put her head on moms shoulder which usually means I need to pee. Lots of breaks, and some frisbee play make everything much better when we travel far.

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 10:29

      We did have breaks every few hours, but we really just wanted to keep going and get there!

  7. December 2, 2013 08:40

    Can’t believe you did a 24-hour car ride with 3 dogs! You are so brave, but it looks like they all made it…and YOU did too! Can’t wait to read about all your adventures.

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 10:30

      Katie and I did it a couple years ago, and we are driving to BlogPaws which is about the same distance. We are good riders, just get bored.

  8. December 2, 2013 08:42

    Oh, you guys are so cute! Even when you’re bored out of your skulls! Rita hates those tiny moving rooms too! Especially because when the door opens, you never know who might be standing there! Hope you have a fun trip! (Try not to think about the ride home…)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 10:31

      The most fun is when the door opens and there is someone there as they are always in shock when we come out! We are back and did survive. We all slept great that first night back home! Mom had read about half of your book so far, she is loving it, but just doesn’t have time to keep reading all the time – fyi.

  9. December 2, 2013 08:44

    You all look so cute sitting in the back seat!
    I love the look on Bailies face in that last picture! She looks so annoyed!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 10:32

      She really was tired of being still and just riding along but once we hit the destination she is her happy self again.

  10. elvis permalink
    December 2, 2013 09:53

    You Girls are great Travelers!! I give you an award for just being cute!!!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 10:33

      Thanks pal! We are used to riding and I think Bailie learned from us to just ride along and behave. We are happy to be back home.

  11. FleaByte permalink
    December 2, 2013 10:26

    Two weeks in Florida in December! How glorious! Have fun, y’all! I’ll try not to be jealous.

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 10:35

      Well, we are back home now, it was the last two weeks of November. Now we want the snow to arrive ;)

  12. December 2, 2013 15:08

    Wow Emma that sounds like a long trip, but you will have a lot of fun. Once when we traveled Sampson had to go and just like Bailie he let fly in the parking lot, poor guy. I felt super bad!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 17:07

      Mom felt bad but she was super proud of her for holding it!

  13. December 2, 2013 17:19

    Emma, I’d say your Mom is very brave to take that long drive with three dogs. But I think she knows what great dogs she has. It wasn’t much fun but you were all troopers! And I’m sure it was worth it for a nice vacation….can’t wait to hear more about your fun!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 20:48

      It was worth it, but I sure wish they could move FL closer to MN :)

  14. December 2, 2013 18:27

    Loved hearing about your adventures!!! I

  15. December 2, 2013 20:16

    Sounds like the start of a grand adventure! Good job to all of you for being good travelers!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 2, 2013 20:49

      Oh boy, we did have lots of fun…stay tuned.

  16. December 3, 2013 02:51

    Well done you guys, typist did a two day drive from Yorkshire to the very south of France this summer so she knows exactly how you feel!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 3, 2013 06:12

      It is long but we had to get there or stay home which we didn’t want to do.

  17. December 3, 2013 21:02

    24 hours? Ouch! I did a trip that long once with Sephi, from Kansas to Oregon. But the most Maya & Pierson have traveled was an 11 hour trip (turned to 14 from holiday traffic) going from Kansas to Texas. Nice to see everyone buckled up safe! Sephi, Maya, and Pierson too.

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 4, 2013 05:59

      The seat belts part is the easy part, we just get bored but we are good dogs and just sigh a bit when we need a stretch but normally Mom has to stop to use the bathroom every couple hours so we get to go out then. The ride is hard but better than staying home.

  18. December 4, 2013 07:43

    I feel your pain Emma! We did that in a U-Haul truck for 4 days! We thought it would never end!!! Thank Cod it’s over now =^.^=

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 4, 2013 08:01

      Yikes! We had 2 days up and 2 days back, not 4 in a row thankfully!

  19. December 4, 2013 12:19

    I know how you feel! It is like we might be stuck in the vehicle our whole lives… we go to Idaho every summer and the drive is 18-20 hours, and we don’t get a hotel, we sleep in the truck. :P You guys did great! ~Cooper the Cattledog

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 4, 2013 15:35

      We had the hotel but we did not sleep much since Bailie kept us all up. As long as the destination is worth it, we can survive a car ride.

  20. December 9, 2013 12:10

    Such good doggies! Love the photo of Katie sleeping, she’s really a cutie. What a long car ride!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      December 9, 2013 14:56

      It seemed like years, we kind of gave up hope but then suddenly we were done!

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