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