Sunday, October 02, 2011

Going home is not as much fun

Blogging tonight from Bryan, Ohio. Where is Bryan, Ohio? you might ask. Not too far over the border from Indiana, that’s where. We just barely have our toe in Ohio.

Last night we were in Council Bluffs, Iowa (just barely a toe in Iowa across the Missouri River and Omaha, Nebraska). We are right on track, and even slightly ahead of our time last year. I wrote it all down when we reached borders, lunch, dog pee stops, etc.

We are listening to “The Help” on audio and the miles are flying by. I have read the book and seen the movie but it’s all new to Rick. The readers are wonderful and even one of the characters (Minnie) is the actual person that played her in the move reading her part in the book.

We are getting tired of hamburgers although I have to say that Hardee’s and Culver’s have really really good ones. Tonight we are having pizza delivered to our hotel room door. It’s not here yet and it’s 7:37 p.m.

The dogs have been walked and we are settled in until just before bed when the dogs will need to be walked again. eBay has settled herself on the mound of bed pillows and looks quite happy to not be in the crate in the car. Sam is walking around exploring the room.

Thank goodness tomorrow night we will be home in our own house! It’s more exciting embarking on a journey than making that same journey back home again.

It will be good to get home but it’s always sad leaving the cabin. I know that loads of laundry await upon my arrival home (three bags full stuffed up in the pod) and all the other things that belong to my daily ritual which have not been the same now for two weeks.

I am too road weary to read this over before I post it, so it is what it is tonight. One more road day! Hurrah! At least we are not losing an hour a day now due to time zones. That’s a good thing!

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And, at home you have a shiny, new washer to play with!

Rick is right! You will be able to fit so much in that big washer that your clothes will be all done before you know it.  But, you will have to fold them.  Safe trip!

Just curious—do you have any favorite hotels/motels to stay in with your pets?  So many seem to limit either the size or the number (or both!) of dogs.

Christina, we don’t normally tell them exactly how many dogs we have. We ask for a “pet room” and if they don’t ask, we don’t tell them the specifics. We leave the room as we found it and no one would be the wiser that we even had pets in it. Ramada Inn, Rodeway Inn, Days Inn all usually accept pets. If you don’t mind economy class, Motel 6’s too. Some Red Roof Inns are good; some are not.

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