AND we took both dogs!
Are we NUTS?! Quite possibly.
So, I’m sure you can imagine, I’ve got some stories to tell you! We had a purpose for the trip though: one of our good friends from college was getting married, and we wouldn’t miss that moment for the world. The Mr and I decided to turn it into our summer road trip vacation. We have both driven to Houston before (how else would we have moved to Houston?!), but we did it by ourselves before we got married. After moving to Houston, I swore I would NEVER, under any circumstances, make that long journey again……….Friends, never say never, because 5 years later, here we were again, making the trip (both ways) voluntarily and considering it a vacation! hahahahaha Oh how time has changed us LOL
When we were planning this trip, we were under the impression that we were going to be moving to the Midwest (read about job search here), and since there were so many cities in the south that we had yet to see we thought a road trip would be a great opportunity to just spend time with each other (and the pups!) touring the south. Then we we found out we were staying in Houston we decided to keep our road trip plans.
I really thought that we were nuts to take the dogs on a 28 hour road trip. But to be honest, the pups did awesome on the trip; they slept the majority of the time. We stopped at dog parks in every state to let them run around, and then we bathed them before hoping back in the car. They were awesome, and I think they fell in love with my dad’s backyard in Virginia. The only “bad” thing on the trip was that poor Rooney learned what yellow jackets were, and he was not impressed. Poor Roo!
The trip was fantastic. We left on a Saturday and had until the following Friday to be in Baltimore for the wedding, so we took our time perusing the South. It was nice to have a goal, but to take our time as well. We stopped at all of the crazy places on the side of the road, and took way too much delight in capturing a photograph of each state’s welcome sign. We also ate at a restaurant in each state that has been featured on the Food Network or Travel Channel. It really was a lot of fun and I encourage other families to take a road trip! Today I just want to share some pictures of the road trip view from the car.
Rooney liked to sleep in between the backseat and the driver’s seat. At a dog park in Mobile, which was probably the fanciest dog park in the world. “Sorry mamma and dad, there is no room for you!”While Phil drove I took pictures, read, and tweeted with you all…… When I wasn’t doing those things, I was “charming” Phil with my road trip singing voice ;-)
We were chased by bad weather: thunderstorms, a hurricane, and even a tornado. It was quite an adventure, but the skies between were stunning!My snugglin’ babes in the backseat :-) Thank goodness for the Pet Rider!
We stopped at Citrus Center (extremely disappointing after all the billboard build-up), and Peach World. At the very least we got great snacks and a chance to move our legs.
So that is the second part of our trip! It was fun and I can’t wait to share more pictures and stories from the road with you! Do you like road trips? When and where was your last road trip?