Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort St. John, BC
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Gearing up for my Annual Cross-Province Road Trip
I'm starting to gear up for the long drive down to see my parents. I like to go, but I really don't like driving and it is a plus 13 hour drive. I think I make it in around 15 with stops for breaks. Brody isn't the greatest traveler either. While, he no longer gets car sick unless we're on gravel roads for an extended amount of time, he can get whiney or barky. I learned last year that he apparently doesn't like driving in the dark and he cried LOUDLY until the sun came up and then promptly went to sleep (after fraying my nerves with his crying while I"m trying to navigate through territory that was literally crawling with wildlife).
This year I'm leaving earlier in the season (last year I didn't go until September) and the sun comes up at 4:15 and doesn't set until nearly 10 PM right now, so there shouldn't be any driving in the dark and hopefully Brody will be better behaved.
I'm a bit excited for this trip. My mom and dad acquired a new dog a little younger than Brody - someone needed to rehome him. Jordie is a maltese/yorkie mix and from what my dad tells me really enjoys playing with other dogs. Their old dog (now passed) just hated Brody so I'm really hoping for 2 weeks of playtime fun for Brody.
It should be interesting...mom and dad will also be moving while I'm there which sucks because moving is one of my least favourite things to do.
Anyhow, tonight I went through the car wash on my way home from work. Brody just LOVED it! He especially liked the rainbow foam stuff because it smells fruity. His little nose was just going like crazy!
Tracy and Brody
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings