My Dogs Mom
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlsbad, Ca
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The Trip From Hell ARGHHH
Long post ahead folks!
Well, we left San Diego on Sunday for our month long, long anticipated trip to Wash. DC to see our son and his family and our new grand-daughter, Hadley, for Christmas. We drove to El Paso the first night. I forgot the name of the hotel where I had made reservations. DUH. Finally got it figured out and we checked in. Vinny and Lulu are being angels.
Monday drove to Ft Worth/Dallas into an ice storm. The navigation in our brand new 2009 Buick Enclave that we bought because of the trip didn't have the hotel in it because the hotel was too new. DH had put Sheraton in it and it took us to Sheraton Dr which was in a very scary part of town. Now we're lost. Thank goodness for On Star as eventually they got us to the hotel. The roads were filled with accidents and everyone was driving real slow because of the ice. 20 degrees.
Tuesday we drove to Memphis. It took 2 hours just to get through Dallas because of all the ice. Very stressful for this little old Southern CA lady, lol. Just not used to 20 degree weather.
Wednesday took us to Lexington KY. Loved the clean beautiful state. We check into the hotel that takes dogs. $94. for the room. When we got to our room there was a message on the phone that there will be an additional $100. non-refundable for the dogs for one night. NO WAY. We hauled everything back to the car and went to a Residence Inn.
Thursday, fateful Thursday! We program the navigator to take us the shortest way to DC. DUMB! Up over the Allegany Mts we went. Curvy, car sick, slow roads. Finally we are on a DARK, narrow country road and the Nav. says we are actually 30 miles from DC! No freeways around because we are taking the SHORTEST route. Out of nowhere a hugh deer hits us!! One headlight is now looking cross-eyed and we have no bumper, no right fender and passenger door dented in. We crawl to our hotel.
Friday after we help in grandson's classroom Christmas party we go to car collision place to see about getting the car fixed. They declared it un-driveable!! Un-safe. Of course we don't have rental insurance because we have 3 cars.......
Oh, and, by the way, it may take a month to fix, who knows with GM and parts and such! And being a 2009 makes it harder. They suggest we fly home and fly back later and then drive car home!!!
Back to the hotel we go in a $55. a day rental car!
This morning our son came by to pick up DH to go to the Navy football game. Oh, and mom, if you go to our house the dogs have to stay in a kennel the whole time because yesterday when we were there for a few minutes Lulu pooped under the dining room table. AND, Hadley ATE it!!!
OMG. And we're not allowed to leave them in the hotel un-attended. (Son actually laughed when I told him that Lulu eats Evo and it is 43% protein.)
But DDIL is furious. She already decided she hates Vinny because he herds her 120 lb dog around. And now Lulu's poop! And Hadley's indiscriminate taste buds.
So, I'm staying in the hotel room all day. Shunned, lol.
Vinny, Lulu, Gabby and Richie too!
Be yourself, everyone else is taken.