Wow! 10 hours on the road. Ted drove the whole way (he thinks I go too slow). I slept a lot (didn’t sleep well last night, and up very early). Ted is an excellent driver, and I love riding with him. He is a speed demon, but he is a CAREFUL speed demon.
Maddie has been in my lap the entire trip because she refuses to share the back of the truck with Bear – which is fine with Bear. Gives him more room to stretch out. They have both been excellent travelers. We stop about every four hours to walk around in a rest area and get the cramps out of all 12 of our legs.
We are in Richmond, KY for the night. There is a Holiday Inn Express here that is pet-friendly and VERY, VERY nice. You would never know there has been a dog in our room, and the rooms are beautiful, spacious, and CLEAN! I highly recommend it to travelers with pets! They charge $25 per pet (he gave us a really good deal on the room itself, so that helped), but it is worth it to be somewhere clean.
Here’s some pics from this morning:
Our taxi arrived at 9:20 a.m. (Alyssa was our driver – her last day is Nov. 4, then she’s off to the U.P. for the winter). Ted and another passenger who was leaving for the season piled all our stuff on board. There was QUITE a lot of stuff!
I forgot to tell you that when we got to the truck, we found a note in a zip-lock bag under the windshield wiper. When Jill had left the island Wednesday, she had found our truck in the parking lot and left us a “safe travels” message. I remember her asking what we drove – that should have been a clue.
We plan to leave in the morning around 9 a.m., but we really have no set schedule. We are over half-way home. Will try to post something tomorrow just so you will know we made it safely.
Love to you all, and God bless.