Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Day One of Our Adventure

The first leg of the trip is over for the day - we are settled in our hotel suite, have the air conditioner on high and have a big bowl of cool water and just finished our dinner.  Today in just over 7 hours we have been through 4 states Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. We are so proud of our Mom because what you don't know is as she has NEVER drivin in any BIG cities before - in fact the thought of driving in them in terrifies her but today gripping the steering wheel in a death grip and clenching her teeth until her jaw hurt she followed Dad as they drove through Memphis, Birmingham and Montgomery. (The worst was Birmingham - Mom says that was sooooo scary.) We of coarse didn't notice any of this because we were safely clipped into the back seat and happily snoozed most the way.......but there is one thing that we are REALLY annoyed about and that is that between Memphis and Montgomery (a distance of some 400 miles) there is only 1 rest stop - can you believe that just ONE whole rest stop!!!!!!! We were so disappointed not to get any decent sniffing in and because we didn't really stop anywhere we didn't get ant photos either. We are off to have a good nights sleep and then tomorrow we do another 7 hours of driving to finally arrive in Jacksonville.

27 comments:

  1. OMD OMD OMD you have been through All those STATES???? In ONE DAY??? and they had 400 miles between POTTY STOPS.... OUR mom would have PEED HERSELF in that length of time...
    We are glad that you have a nice place to Sleep tonight and that you are Cool and Fed... and Watered...
    We hope you have a good trip tomorrow...
    PeeS.... tell your mum that WE ARE PROUD of her Driving. Way to Go Miss Bree !!!

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  2. That's some hard driving! Stay safe and keep it between the lines!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  3. Too bad ya didn't get any good sniffin in. Hope tomorrow ya get to sniff some more.

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  4. Hope you can all can a good night's rest. We are sure your Mom must be so wired after all that tense driving. Hope Denny did well too. 400 miles is a long time without a potty break:(

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  5. Get a good night's sleep and we hope you all have a safe drive tomorrow!

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  6. Good luck with the rest of your trip. Our Jessy human moved all the way from New York state to Florida. She had her stuff shipped. Then her fiance Dan flew up and drove with her and her birdies all the way to Boca Raton in a little over 24 hours!

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  7. OMD, You are almost there!
    Your Mom has every reason to be proud of herself.
    400 Miles my Mom would have been crying all the way.
    We have our paws crossed for the remainder of your trip.
    xo Cinnamon

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  8. That's amazing! Your mom is very brave and we are all very proud of her. Can't wait to read more about your adventures and new home!

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  9. Way to go mom! sounds like you did a pawesome job of driving. Continued prayers for safe travels.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  10. Good to know you are safe. Have a pawsome trip guys.

    Sherman

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  11. Wishes to Momma Cowspot and you boys.. May you arrive in you new home safely and find happiness and peace..

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  12. That's a long drive! We can't believe there was only one rest stop, too. Sheesh! Give your mum a treat for being so brave.

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  13. Drive safe!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  14. I am glad it is going ok so far and that you are all safe. Good luck tomorrow and I can't wait to see you at your new house. My Mom doesn't like that kind of driving either so she understands.

    Loveys Sasha

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  15. Wells done to Mom. Gail says that the Birmingham in the UK is scary too!
    Toodle pip and safe travels!
    Bertie.

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  16. How exciting, aren't you fellas brave doing all that travelling! How's handsome Denny coping?
    Well done Mom (and Dad) doing all that driving, stay safe and looking forward to hearing you've arrived safely
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  17. Your mom is very brave and we applaud her. What a huge adventure this is! Drive safe, guys!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  18. Our Mommy drives just like that too - gripping the steering wheel in a death grip! She hates driving. Guess that's another thing you "twins" have in common. Thanks fur the update!

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  19. Drive safely! Totally agree about driving in the big cities, especially when you aren't familiar with them or the local drivers are impatient with slower drivers. Looking forward to hearing all about your new home!

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  20. Squeals! That is a LOT of driving my friends. I bet your mom was driving in her sleep. I know mine does that on long trips. Just think.. very shortly you will be in your new home. That is so fascinating!! Be safe my friends. XOXO - Bacon

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  21. I feel with your momma.... my momma howled like while e. coyote while driving through pawris. BRAVO and APAWS APAWS to your mom! Have a good night in your howltel... and have a safe trip to Jacksonville tomorrow.
    easy rider

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  22. Your Momma is so brave....so brave!!!! Safe trip buddies.
    stella rose

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  23. Boy my mom understands how Bree feels about driving in the city traffic. My mom will take longer routes so as not to have to deal with all the cars.
    Bentley

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  24. That is such a long way, hope you two are being good :)
    Mum favours that style of driving in big cities too.....
    Dip and Elliot x

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  25. Oh, yes. Our mom said she knows that stretch of road - she and Dad lived in Montgomery for just shy of a year. That's TOO long without a potty break!
    Safe travels!
    Cammie!

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  26. That was a very long day! We know all about the traffic in Birmingham...not good, no matter what time of day you go.

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  27. If you want bad, try driving through Utah where there is nothing but rocks for hours and signs warning of no gas or rest stops of hundreds of miles. We had to go through there on the way to BlogPaws last year. No fun.

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