Just a traveling along

An original travel postcard—Utah
An original travel postcard—Utah

We made it to Brigham City, Utah today. Another 620 miles clicked off of the road trip. We’ll be home soon. Our trip has been amazing and we both have loved every minute even if we spent it in the car.

An original travel postcard—Wyoming
An original travel postcard—Wyoming

Wyoming hasn’t changed since I lived there so many years ago. It’s still windy. I-80 had a ton of road construction, but we were able to jet across the state at 80 mph for most of the time.

Postcard home
Postcard home
Sage and Glory
Sage and Glory

The babies were meant to be models. The sunset wasn’t much, but they gave me the best pose they could.

The prairie states

An original travel postcard—Nebraska
An original travel postcard—Nebraska

We made it to Ogallala, Nebraska on Wednesday. Gained another hour by the clock but my body is still on central time zone. The Internet is slow as molasses, I think it is owned and operated by the Pony Express.

An original travel postcard—Iowa
An original travel postcard—Iowa

Miles and mils of corn fields in Iowa.

Sage
Sage

The puppies are riding really well. They are learning to walk on leash, pee and poop on leash.

They play, they eat, they crash.

Glory
Glory

Another long day

An original travel postcard—Missouri
An original travel postcard—Missouri

We’re in Columbia, Missouri tonight. It’s hot, but we are so glad to be in an air conditioned hotel room.

An original travel postcard—Tennessee
An original travel postcard—Tennessee

After leaving Dalton, Georgia we drove through Tennessee. Absolutely loved that state, it was so beautiful.

An original travel postcard—Kentucky
An original travel postcard—Kentucky

Kentucky was pretty, but not nearly as many rolling hills, it flattened out quite a bit.

An original travel postcard—Illinois
An original travel postcard—Illinois

Illinois brought us lots if road construction, hours of back-ups and it made us drive through St. Louis during rush hour traffic.

Postcard home to Megan and Holly
Postcard home to Megan and Holly

Now it’s time to get real. Here’s what you really want.

Introducing Sage and Glory.

Glory looking up, Sage looking down
Glory looking up, Sage looking down
Sage standing, Glory laying
Sage standing, Glory laying
Sage and Glory
Sage and Glory
Glory on the bottom, Sage on top
Glory on the bottom, Sage on top
Sage
Sage
Glory
Glory

On our way

An original travel postcard—Georgia
An original travel postcard—Georgia

And our journey continues with a pair of wild and crazy fluff balls. It was very sad to leave Lois and Mark and I know they will miss Glory and Sage.

The two little travelers were amazing on the road. We made it as far as Dalton, Georgia and they are wired for sound. Although I just watched Sage jump up on the bed and nestle in amongst the pillows. It’s priceless.

Postcard home
Postcard home
A little Georgia color—Glory and Sage
A little Georgia color—Glory and Sage

Sage found his way up to the pillows all by himself, Karen helped Glory up there.

And now, it’s time to drive back home

An original travel postcard—Florida
An original travel postcard—Florida
Postcard home to our daughters
Postcard home to our daughters

This has been a most wonderful adventure. Now we get right back into the car and start driving again. Our mission has been accomplished and I can hardly wait to start sharing a few of our tails.

A little Florida color—Sage and Glory
A little Florida color—Sage and Glory

We made it

An original travel postcard—Florida
An original travel postcard—Florida  

We made it to our destination, Plant City, Florida. Oh the tails I have to tell from here!

But, I think I will make you guess what Timber’s secret might be.

Postcard home to Megan and Holly
Postcard home to Megan and Holly   
A little Florida color—Sage
A little Florida color—Sage   
A little Florida color—Glory
A little Florida color—Glory   
An original travel postcard—Alabama
An original travel postcard—Alabama
An original travel postcard—Mississippi
An original travel postcard—Mississippi

Tomorrow is mid-point

An original travel postcard—New Orleans
An original travel postcard—New Orleans

We loved our extra day in the French Quarter. We had a great time eating and people watching.

Tomorrow promises to be special though, Timber’s secret will come to life.

I walked more today that I have in weeks and my know it.

Postcard home
Postcard home
A little Louisiana color
A little Louisiana color

Laissez les bons temps rouler

An original travel postcard—Louisiana
An original travel postcard—Louisiana   

Before I go any further, I have to do a huge shout out to our most fabulous vet clinic (I love and appreciate them more than words will ever express), our vet, the emergency vet clinic and especially Jenny. Once again, they have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Slinky is still weak, but she is holding her own.

Today is a play day. We are going to eat, walk and take pictures.

Postcard home
Postcard home   
A little Louisiana color from the passenger seat of the car.
A little Louisiana color from the passenger seat of the car.   

Loving Louisiana. It’s a tad bit humid, but oh so beautiful. We got stuck in Baton Rouge travel but forged on. We’ve planted ourselves just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans and to say the least, we are quite excited about our day of play.

Tmber’s secret lays just ahead of us.

Does Texas ever end?

Somedays I have to wonder what we were thinking when we decided to get Timber a surprise. We left Arizona yesterday morning. Drove through New Mexico, which was pretty and then got stuck in some continuos vortex in Texas.

An original travel postcard—New Mexico
An original travel postcard—New Mexico   
New Mexico color
New Mexico color   

El Paso was huge so we thought we would get breakfast and lunch beyond that. Ummm, nope. Apparently a tornado had wiped out a bunch of power lines and for miles and miles the power was out in towns and rest areas. That also meant no gas for 100s of miles.

Finally stopped in a little town, Ft. Stockton, grabbed some dinner and gas. We also lost two hours with time changes landing us in San Antonio somewhere around midnight.

What on earth were we thinking?

An original travel post card—Texas
An original travel post card—Texas   

Lack of Starbucks is a killer.

Letter home to my daughters
Letter home to my daughters

 

Traveling the desert highway

An original travel postcard—Arizona
An original travel postcard—Arizona   

Our travels today took us into Arizona. Despite the blistering heat, I find the desert enchanting.

We visited with some dear friends in Tucson. We have received some of our bestest greyhounds from them. Slinky and Jillian, Bentley, Flo, Moose, Mickey, Cinderella, Flocko, Minnie and Skirvee. It was an awesome visit and I am so glad we could swing down and say hi.

We did stop in at the greyhound kennel and meet a few new dogs. I fell in love with several and whispered in one sweet girlies ear that perhaps she should think about coming to Oregon when she retired.

Postcard-back_day2
Postcard home to the girls   
Arizona color
Arizona color   
Slinky   

A few good thoughts are in order for our little Slinky girl. She got pretty stressed with the heat and  the transport up to the boarding kennel.

She is resting comfortably at the e-vet tonight, but it is so hard to be so far away from her.

I can’t even begin to say how appreciative I am of our vet tech that is housesitting and drove out to get her and our vets that rallied to take care of her.

I think she just needs a little power of the paw to get her through the rough patches until we get back home.