Hello from Wapakoneta, Ohio!
We had all kinds of good intentions to make it to Whitmore Lake, MI today, but after 600 miles and 11 hours on the road – from our first stop last night at Jason’s in Atlanta – we just said, “That’s enough!” and pulled into one of our favorite dog friendly Best Westerns.
It’s amazing how much more time living in Beverly Beach adds to this trip. We traveled 400 miles on Saturday to Atlanta, and we’ll have another 400 to go on Monday. Yes, it’s a long trip, but we know it will be worth it when we arrive!
Highlights (hmmm . . . maybe these are lowlights) of our trip today:
1) Had to make an unscheduled 30-minute stop in Richmond, KY at a PetSmart to find Maddie a halter after hers broke on a walk earlier this morning. She patiently put up with Ted, me, and a PetSmart employee putting her little legs in and out of at least 15 different halters before we found one that would work on her little sausage body.
2) Lunch was drive-through because it was just too hot to leave the pooches in the car – even in the shade with the windows down some. No way! So we ate our McDonald’s with Bear and Maddie drooling over our shoulders. Yes, they got a few French fries.
3) Several times today the truck AC cut off and nothing but hot air blew out. Let me just tell you this old girl almost had a heart attack right there and then. Visions of the riding the remaining 700 miles with all the windows down and our feet hanging out the window. Thank you Lord, it kicked back on each time. Please Lord, let it be ok tomorrow . . . and the rest of the summer.
4) Traffic was HORRIBLE in Cincinnati and in Dayton. It always is. And, even after that long stop to shop for a halter, it was the traffic delays in both those cities (caused by construction) that sealed our decision to stop in Ohio and not go on.
We are so looking forward to pulling in at Whispering Pines Cottage on Black Lake Monday afternoon!
Dinner was Taco Bell in our room (can’t leave dogs unattended in room, and just couldn’t bring ourselves to put them back in the truck again today).
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I’ll see you all back here in a few days . . . or a day . . . or sometime soon!
Thanks for all the travel prayers. Please send one more up for tomorrow!
Hugs and love and God bless.